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How To Help A Child With An Anxiety Disorder.

We thought this was an excellent article to share – a recent report from the Child Mind Institute in New York. Anxiety disorders are the most common health problems in children, and they often go untreated while children suffer. Kids with anxiety disorders need all the help they can get. As stated in the article, according to Dr.Harold Koplewicz, "All these disorders are remarkably treatable." 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/well/family/how-to-help-a-child-with-an-anxiety-disorder.html

 

10 Tips for Getting the ZZZzz's Back on Track

By Truc Nyguen, MS, LLP We all know one thing for certain… getting kids back on their normal sleep schedule during the school year is a crucial (and super frustrating) aspect for school success. We know that sleep plays an extremely...

Autism Q & A with Dr. Nicole

Autism Q&A With Nicole Wozniak, Psy.D What is Autism? A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social, emotional, and/or communication problems.  Individuals with autism may exhibit repetitive, stereotyped behaviors and have...

The Pros & Cons of Technology Time

By: Jaclyn Rink, MSCP, LLP  The CDC recommends limiting your tech time to 2 hours per day, not including the time necessary to do homework/work. Children and teens (ages 8-18) spend approximately 7.5 hours a day on...

GIVE: Skills for Social Success

By Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, PH.D.  Summer is finally here! What’s the number one priority on most kids’ list this summer: play as much and as often as possible! For some kids, this means playing as many hours of video games as...

The Myths of Eating Disorders

By Alesha Miller, MS, LLP Debunking some of the most common Myths about Eating Disorders. Myth: Eating disorders are not a big deal. Fact: Many people believe eating disorder are just about food and often encourage their loved one to...

Social Media Checklist For Mental Health

 By: Jaclyn Rink, MSCP, LLP Follow someone who debunks “influencers” and how they take photos Follow someone who promotes good news happening in the world (e.g., acts of kindness etc.) Follow someone who promotes...

5 Tips for Managing Screen Time

  By: Pamela A. McCaskill, Ph.D. One of the most common questions parents are asking me these days is, “How do I limit my child’s use of technology and screen-time when it seems to be so much a part of their daily learning,...

Top Ten Stress Management Tips For Teachers

By: Dr. Nicole Wozniak, PsyD. It used to be that every year, August to June, people knew what to expect.  In August, parents took their children shopping for new school supplies, while teachers began organizing classrooms and lesson...

5 Tips to Beat the Holiday and Post-Holiday Blues

By Emily Brzak, MA, TLLP. 1. Think of the new year as a blank slate. This is an excellent time to begin a new hobby or establish a new goal to steadily work towards. Mine? Train my 12-week old puppy Lola to chew on objects that are not...

Cultivating Mindfulness during Covid-19

By: Ellen Barrett-Becker, Ph.D. Covid-19 has created unprecedented stress for all of us. Balancing new work and school demands during the pandemic has been uniquely challenging. Luckily, mindfulness-based techniques can help you find your center and calm in the storm of stress and anxiety.

What is Telemental Health and How Does it Work?

By Beverly M. Griffor, MA, JD, MS, MBA, TLLP This is a time of changing rules and unsettled norms. Parents are trying to teach their children, all while working from home or coping with layoffs. Children are missing their friends and the ease of...

A is for August and, apparently, ADHD!

This article in the New York Times is very interesting to read if your child was born in August and you have worries or questions about ADHD. It discusses the link between August births and ADHD – a new study that raises questions about...
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