About Z. Andrew Jatau

I currently work as a mental health counselor at my private practice in Virginia Beach. In 2015, I founded a business called Mylemarks that focuses on creating tools for healthy social and emotional development in children. I have also authored three workbooks for the company. When I’m not working, I enjoy hanging with the family, playing or watching sports, and listening to music.
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    Mom and daughter taking a selfie together Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Social Media: Parents Need Guidelines, Too

    As parents, most of us know that social media can have a negative effect on our children. But are we paying attention to how social platforms are affecting us? Read full post>>

    Dad and daughter making a puzzle together on the floor Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau
    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Sibling Strategies: The Eliza Rule

    A new sibling can be exciting and challenging for the big brother or sister. Learn ways to help your child cope and cooperate with changing family dynamics. Read full post>>

    Close up of dad smiling at his daughter who just gave him a card Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    Celebrate Your Emotions

    Though we may be used to hiding most of our feelings from the rest of the world, it is important as fathers to display our full emotional range in the home. Read full post>>

    Close up of a young girl with a concerned look on her face Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019

    The Power of Our Words as Parents

    It may seem small, but simply the way that we question our kids, or the tone in our voices, can have a life-altering impact. Read full post>>

    Baby being changed on a changing table Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019

    Communicating Roles

    When you take on your new title as a father, the dynamics in many of your relationships will change. It is helpful for you and your partner to communicate. Read full post>>

    Close up of a toddler wiping a tear from his eye Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau
    Thursday, May 02, 2019

    Pay Attention to Your Child’s Feelings

    Checking in with our kids about their feelings, thoughts, and reactions makes it easier for us, as parents, to develop a solution that works for everyone. Read full post>>