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How Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope With The Stress of The Election Results

We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position.  The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating specific and controversial points of view have had a tremendous impact because emotional appeals rather than rational opinions based on issues have predominated.  Some of the rhetoric from the candidates […]

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Helping Your Child with Situational Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope with Situational Anxiety

For children of any age, anxiety can strike without warning. Typically, children experience symptoms of anxiety when in new situations, when there is a perception of potential pain, or when your child fears that they will be separated from you. Routine visits to medical professionals, drop-offs at school, or other changes to your child’s daily […]

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Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation

  Have you ever thought about your child’s future and said something like, “I don’t mind if they’re never rich and famous so long as they’re happy”? Some parents want their children to feel good about themselves first; some adults will teach their children that self-worth comes from reaching goals. In fact, a good sense […]

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What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount of distress. OCD currently affects some three million people in the United States (around 0.3 to 1% of children and 2% of adults). The average of onset of OCD is […]

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Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The Effects of Electronic Screen Time by child psychiatrist, Victoria Dunckley, M.D., excessive screen time can lead to impaired brain function and interfere with a child’s development. Dr. Dunckley reviews the […]

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4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs Blog

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid from lighters. These drugs are mostly used by children who are 12 to 15 years old and new to inhalant drugs. Children who are between the ages of 16 and […]

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Troubled Children Diagnosed With Bi-Polar DisorderMay Fare Better With Different Diagnoses

Troubled Children Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder May Fare Better with a Different Diagnosis

In a paper published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston examine the evolution of the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in children and its dramatic increase since the mid 1990s, after the criteria for diagnosis broadened. The increase in cases has led to concerns about accurately defining psychiatric disorders in children […]

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