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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How many times have you tried to ask your child about their day, and received one word or a grunt as a response? It can sometimes be like pulling teeth to get children or teens to actually engage in a conversation with you. This can be so frustrating for parents who really want to connect and engage […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s that time of the year again. Everyone’s wearing new clothes and carrying organized backpacks and brand new school supplies. Some are even excited to go to school and see friends and meet teachers. Then comes the inevitable moment where the newness wears off and school doesn’t look quite as fun or exciting. “I can’t […]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.
Does your child often have trouble paying attention? Are they hyperactive? Do they have difficulty controlling their behavior? Although these behaviors are pretty common in all kids, there are some children who take them to the extreme. If your child has much more difficulty focusing and sitting still than other children their age, it’s possible your […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Although this isn’t necessarily something I would have placed within my role as a psychologist, I get a lot of questions from parents about whether they should allow their teens to use social media apps. It makes sense – parents are concerned about their child’s safety and well-being, and what teens are doing on their phone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s officially summer! Here in the Houston area, this is the first full week of summer for most school-age kids and teens. It’s such a fun time of year – I love seeing everyone feeling proud of themselves for finishing another year, and feeling happy, relaxed and ready enjoy the summer. However, after the initial […]Continue Reading... No Comments.