September 11, 2019
It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school. Teachers are getting to know your child, and your child is adjusting to the routine of being a student. Is a parent-teacher conference far behind? If you’re the parent of a child with ADHD, these conferences can fill you with dread.
September 4, 2019
Anyone who works in a school can tell you that mental health concerns are an integral part of their job. After all, students need to be at their emotional best in order to perform at their scholastic best. There may be exceptions, but the general rule of thumb is that healthy kids are the best students.
August 21, 2019
Family therapy emphasizes the idea that a child lives and grows in relationship to others, particularly in relationship to members of his or her own family. There are many different family therapy approaches.
August 7, 2019
We all remember them.
Some were associated with allowance, others simply mandatory. For many kids, and I bet for most of us, they were often an intrusion on other more important things to do.
December 7, 2018
Let’s just paint a little picture. It’s a picture we already know pretty well, but still every year it seems to take many of us by irritable surprise.
It’s cold outside.
October 25, 2018
My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that being a sports fan is a lot like life. This is probably because I say it too much.
But just look at our rhetorical metaphors.
For football: “We went the whole nine yards.” Or “I didn’t have anything to lose, so I just tossed a Hail Mary.
October 11, 2018
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Last season, we talked about the benefits of pets for our kids’ mental health.
August 20, 2018
Parents are the true experts when it comes to knowing their children, and often the first to notice any changes in their kids’ behavior:
Colin was a happy youngster. He had friends, did well in school, and got along with his siblings and parents at home. But in recent months, mom noticed that Colin seemed more distant.
June 25, 2018
“You don’t understand, Mom!” I said. “They were making fun of him! They were imitating his speech and laughing!”
My mom shrugged. It would take more than a couple of small-town high school punks to get her attention.
June 14, 2018
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Did you know that Dr. Ellen Braaten has a mild form of dyslexia and had to work really hard at reading when she was a child? Did you know that Dr. Gene Beresin has always struggled with math?
We all have challenges. We all have differences.