Depression affects children, adolescents, and adults. It affects people from all income levels and ethnic backgrounds. Research estimates indicate that at least 2-6% of all children and 10-35 % of all adults are diagnosed with depression in their lifetime. Unfortunately, less than 20% of children receive the help that they need. Because you are now reading this, you are taking action to help your child, and that is a very important choice.
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“Autism” is a term with which many people are familiar. Autism impacts many families, either in their own family, or through a relative or a friend. However, many people still struggle to understand what it means, how to identify it, and how to help. To make matters more confusing, autism is called many different things, and […]
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ADHD is a common topic among parents, schools, and health providers. But ADHD in girls is an elusive concept. Allison was always labeled a “Tom Boy.” When other girls were playing with dolls, reading, or coloring, she was outside playing with the neighbor boys. She preferred softball, kickball, riding her bike. She could never sit […]
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Many children, particularly those with attention concerns, have problems processing language. This article offers tips to help.
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Parents and providers often seek out ways to bring relief to the child. Sometimes, the world of mental health is very confusing and difficult to access, particularly for young children. The good news is that there is help AND effective treatments for young children with anxiety.
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Audiobooks are helpful for many people, including struggling readers. This article provides a list of some of our favorite titles.
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“…talking about sexual abuse with your child can be one of the hardest, yet most important things that parents can do.”
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Hope Springs’ most popular Instagram posts of 2018
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Because we are celebrating our 10th year in practice, below are 10 important posts from the Hope Springs Blog that were written in 2018.
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For many students, college is something that is assumed. However, given the costs and time involved in college, it can be very helpful for parents to consider whether their teen is indeed ready to take that step. Please consider the following infographic to help get your adolescent ready for higher education. 3,316 total views, no […]
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Many parenting approaches fail to address the parent’s thoughts and feelings. By acknowledging and opening up to these experiences, parenting becomes more effective and meaningful.
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It can be overwhelming and confusing when you are the victim of name-calling. This article helps you to better understand and respond.
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