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.
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.
There have been so many articles about technology and kids in the news recently. 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Kids Under 12 has been shared all over Facebook. There was also a rebuttal to that article, called 10 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Give My Kids Handheld Devices. Coincidentally, I just read a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
“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.
One piece of improving mental health that sometimes gets overlooked is diet. A healthy diet is important for anyone who wants optimal mental health, but especially for children, whose brains and bodies are developing and in need of the proper mix of nutrients. Most parents would agree that they want to feed their child the […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
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.