New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

by Carolyn Knarr, MSW, LCSW, Director of Children’s Therapeutic Services

Every year around this time many of us make new year’s resolutions but very few of us keep them. Here are some resolutions for parents that are worth keeping:

Parents Resolutions: casual conversations 1. Increase the amount of time you spend in casual conversation with your child.

A recent study showed that 85% of what parents say to their children is either telling them what to do or what not to do. Very quickly, children turn off their listening ears.…

2015 Greater St Louis Area Home Educators Expo

March 19th – 21st

Agape’s Director of Children’s Therapeutic Services, Carolyn Knarr, will be a speaker at the Home Educators Expo this year.  We will also have a table at the event, so please stop by to meet Carolyn and our other child therapists! 

The purpose of the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo (GSLAHE) is to equip and encourage parents as they seek to raise and educate their children. The GSLAHE organization was created to provide the community…

Agape Receives Autism Speaks Grant

Agape Christian Counseling Services is pleased to announce that Autism Speaks has chosen us as a 2014 grant recipient! The grant will be used to fund social skills groups for children who are home educated. Both children on the autism spectrum and typically developing children will qualify for services under this grant. For more information about these groups, please call Carolyn Knarr, Director of Child Therapeutic Services, click here.


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Childhood Issues

Children and adolescents can experience the same difficult emotional issues as adults. Psychotherapy helps childhood issues in a variety of ways.  Children receive emotional support, resolve conflicts with people, understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions with the support and coaching of a therapist.  Goals for therapy may include: change in behavior, improved relations with friends or family, less anxiety, or better self-esteem.  The length of psychotherapy…