How to Survive Tragic News Headlines

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Self-care

There have been many tragic events in the news lately. Whenever we even look at headlines, we are alerted to heartbreak, both locally and abroad. Because of the 24-hour news cycle, messages about shootings, plane crashes, assaults, abuse and human rights violations are always present.

The news can be violent, depressing and emotionally-charged. It may feel like our world is deteriorating quickly, even when it’s not.

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First Few Weeks of School: Tips for Survival

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Education, Electronics, Family, Parenting, Schools

The first few weeks of school can be great, but they can also bring challenges for kids and parents.  Changing from the relaxed schedule and feeling of summer to the routine and structure of school can be hard for some children. Here is information to make this transition go better for the first few weeks […]

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Brain SPECT Imaging May Help Neurologists Treat Mental Health Issues in the Future

Posted Posted in Medical

There are several ways neurologists can examine your brain to determine what it is, and, more importantly, what it isn’t doing. However, the different types of brain scans are all designed to do different things, and therefore they can’t be treated equally. However, assuming you as a patient are not a neurologist yourself, how can […]

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Depression In Teens Impacts Parent Depression

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children and Adolescents, Depression, Family, Parenting

Depression is serious business, particularly in children and adolescents.  Depression impacts about of 20 percent of teens prior to adulthood, and research supports that these numbers are increasing.  Sadly, when depression rates increase, so do rates of suicide, self-injury, and substance abuse.  Many times, as parents, we struggle with how to help and what to […]

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Dyslexia V. Reading Disorder: What is the Difference? Guest Blog Post: Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C.

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Latest News, Learning Disabilities

Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center is one of the wonderful resources for Dyslexia in the Iowa City/Coralville Corridor area.  They graciously agreed to write a blog post for our followers.  We are grateful for the care they provide, and are glad to have Enrichment Therapy in our area.  This blog-post was written by Kristin Ebeling […]

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Positive Behavior on Vacation: 11 Tips to Increase the Odds of Your Kids Doing Well

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Family, Latest News, Parenting

Positive behavior helps vacations go better.  Unfortunately, child behavior can be an area of concern for parents.  Will she throw a tantrum at the restaurant?  Will he sleep ok?  Will any of us survive the car or plane ride? As a child therapist and a parent, I get it!  I have worked with many families […]

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Dialogic Reading: A Strategy to Help

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Education, Latest News

Dialogic reading is a way to teach reading to children by having conversations with an adult about the book while they are reading together. What is involved in dialogic reading? Dialogic reading is an interactive strategy, meaning that the child and parent read together.  This strategy is helpful because it helps increase the child’s interest […]

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Pets Can Benefit Your Child’s Mental Health

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Parenting

Pets provide joy to many people.  The decision to bring pets  into your home can be complicated. You will likely ask yourself things like whether or not your family’s lifestyle can support the inclusion of a pet, if it’s affordable for your family, and if your children (and you!) will be willing and able to take […]

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Why Kindness Is Good for You!

Posted Posted in Kindness

Kindness is an important concept to understand. We are programmed to be kind to one another, even though sometimes it seems that the world has lost this instinct. You can train yourself to be kinder, and as a result, you may also be happier, healthier, and find more meaning in your life. Kindness makes us […]

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