Month: November 2017

Do You Struggle with Anxiety but Try and Hide It from Your Kids? Here is why I believe you shouldn’t.

  As humans, it is perfectly normal to feel anxious. Some of us may feel it more than others, but we all feel it. I believe we can use our moments of anxiousness to teach our kids that it is not only normal but it can also be useful. It can help us not jump ...

How Do Your Emotions Affect Your Parenting?

Do you find yourself losing your mind over the littlest things? Are there days that you are not the parent you work so hard to be? This may be due to some unresolved issues from childhood. I know I know such a cliché, but is it really? “Hilary Jacobs Hendel, psychotherapist and author of the upcoming ...

Allowing Your Child to Help Influence His Care, Can Make a World of Difference

Are you allowing your child to be a part of his care plan? Studies have shown that treatment is much more effective when the parents and the child are influential in the development of the child’s care. This is especially true when they are in there teens. The more that they feel they have a ...

The Importance of Evidenced Based Therapy for Your Child

It is important to know and understand what type of therapy your child’s clinician is trained in and utilizes. Not all therapies are created equal, so you should try and find a clinician who uses evidenced-based therapies of which there are many. There are people who are in therapy much longer than necessary because the ...

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More Screen Time Tied to Depression, Suicidal Behavior in Teens — Psych Central News

A new study suggests that greater screen time — whether in the form of computers, cell phones, or tablets — may have contributed to a spike in depression and suicide-related behaviors and thoughts among American teens, particularly girls, between 2010 and 2015. The study, led by a researcher at San Diego State University (SDSU), sheds ...

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Child Mind Institute Summit

I cannot say enough about how much information is packed into just an hour. Please take the time even if you have to break it into 15 min. segments. This is loaded with child/adolescent mental health information for parents, teachers, really anyone that has children in their lives. The Child Mind Institute Summit https://childmind.org/live/ A conversation ...

Managing Our Expectations and Behavior

Sometimes as parents we unintentionally expect more from our kids than they are capable of giving. It is important to know what age-appropriate behavior is for them at this stage in life and that they are learning from our interactions with not only them but the cashier at the store or how we speak about ...

Your Relationship with Your Teen still Matters

There is power in a relationship with your teen. Something I began to realize and understand after effectively pushing my teen farther away from me and closer to his friends was that he wouldn’t want to hear anything I have to say if all he hears is that he is doing this or that wrong ...

School Refusal…Now What?

Does your child struggle with school refusal? Many kids and teens with a mental illness struggle with getting themselves to school. Lots of homes are full of yelling and/or cajoling each weekday morning. Parents are afraid for their child’s future if they do not receive an education and sometimes of the legal penalties involved in ...

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