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.
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.
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.
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.
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.