Everyone worries at times, including kids. Many kids and teens worry about topics such as school, athletic performance, or their health. Sometimes worries are more significant than this, and they cause problems for the child. This is based on the amount of time worrying and the effects of the worrying on school, their behavior, and […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Check out this graph: See how it’s a very straight line? The line consistently moves in one direction, never deviating from its path. When thinking about change, people want to think of it like that graph: continuous and gradual movement upwards. I notice this in the process of therapy. When people begin therapy, they often […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb We all know sleep is important, and most parents try their best to give their kids ample time to sleep each night. While most parents are able to ensure their babies and younger kids get enough sleep, […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Having a child with anxiety can be challenging. These kids are often so hesitant to try anything, and sometimes that anxiety can come out in crying, tantrums, nightmares, or bad behavior. Having to watch your child feel this way can make you feel powerless to help your child. The good news is that you can […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Before reading this post, click here to catch up by reading “Should I Take My Child to a Psychologist? Part One.” It can be extremely valuable to have answers to questions about your child’s psychological functioning, as discussed in my previous post. But what do you do after this step? You know what’s wrong, so […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
When I used to work as a psychologist at a Speech and Hearing Clinic, I gave an outreach presentation to some teachers and Speech Language Pathologists about when to refer a child to a psychologist. After the presentation, several of them told me how helpful this was to finally understand. And then I began thinking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What kind of school did you go to? What do you do all day? Can you prescribe medicine? Wait, what’s a psychologist? Is it different than a psychiatrist? I get variations of these questions a lot. They’re great questions and I thought I’d take time to answer them on here to give you all a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.