When parents recognize that their teenager might be depressed, they are often desperate for help. They see their son or daughter struggling, and want to do everything in their power to help them feel better as soon as possible. (By the way, if you’re wondering if your teen might be depressed, click here to learn about the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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This week is National Play Therapy Week, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to write a little bit about play therapy. Play therapy is an important part of my practice, especially when I’m working with younger kids. Here’s a short and funny video clip that does a great job introducing play therapy: What […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Before reading this post, you may want to read my last post, The 8 Red Flags of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Kids and Teens. If you’re wondering if your child has ADHD, read that post and consider taking them to a psychologist for an evaluation. If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This post is the second post in a series on fixed vs. growth mindsets. Click here to catch up and see what the difference is between a fixed and a growth mindset. So you think your child may approach the world with more of a fixed mindset than a growth mindset. Don’t worry – this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I work with a lot of teenagers and adolescents. Because of this, I also work with a lot of teens’ and adolescents’ parents. The teenage years can be great in so many ways, but they can also be really tough. Many parents feel helpless when their child is struggling. Teens often withdraw from their parents […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When your child is feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, relaxing their body is one of the most helpful things you can do. When someone’s emotions are extremely high, their body acts differently than it does when they’re feeling calm. Muscles become tense, which can cause aches, pains, and headaches. Heart rate speeds up. Breathing becomes […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If your child has symptoms of anxiety, I’m sure you want to help them in every way possible, but it can be hard to know what to do. If your child has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), you are probably feeling even more confused and overwhelmed. (Wondering if your child has GAD? Click […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.