“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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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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Picking Summer Activities for Your Child Selecting summer activities for children, can be a daunting task for parents. It can be hard to know how to pick a program that is the right fit for your child. Here are some things to consider when planning your child’s summer. Ask Your Child It is really important […]
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Being a parent is a very tough job, arguably tougher than any other job you’ll have in your life! That job can become exponentially tougher when life circumstances come in and you find yourself parenting a child that is not biologically your own. Parenting under these circumstances typically happens through one of two ways Adoption This journey is different for everyone. Some families […]
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Snow day! Here in the Midwest, we are experiencing a record-breaking amount of school cancellations due to weather. It is fun to have an occasional random day to stay home and relax. However, weekly snow days – sometimes more than one per week – can make it difficult for children to be ready to learn […]
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When your child argues with a friend, it can be hard to know how to help. Sometimes we know our child’s actions weren’t kind. Other times we are worried that are child had his feelings hurt by a friend. Sometimes it can feel like all our child does is fight with others. According to Brett […]
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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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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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It’s really hard to be a student You don’t have a choice over how your day goes. You have to ask permission for everything. It’s easy to feel like your day is full of people trying to catch your mistakes. You are constantly being evaluated. You have a full day of class, then a full […]
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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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