Is Your Child Addicted to Screen Time?

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Parenting, Screen Time

Screen time is a popular topic today.  Parents often worried that their child is addicted to the tablet or another device.  However, these devices are designed to provide a lot of easy to attain feedback.  They are designed to keep people interested.  Think about how willing people are to wait in line for hours when […]

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Accidental Pornography Exposure by Children: How Sexual Education By Parents Can Help

Posted Posted in Education, Latest News, Parenting, Sexuality

Children today are often online, using phones, computers and electronic devices.  So are their parents. Like it or not, electronics are a part of our children’s lives.  Most of the time, children’s use of electronics is harmless, and can even be fun or enjoyable. Parents often believe that supervision is key to their child’s experience […]

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Empathy

Posted Posted in Latest News, Parenting, Relationships

What is empathy? Empathy is simply defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.  Empathy allows us to respond in a calm way to what others are experiencing. Why is empathy important? Empathy allows us to respond in a way that takes into account how another person may be feeling.  Empathy […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Watching What Comes Out of Your Mouth, Not What Goes In It

Posted Posted in Friendships, Relationships

New Year’s resolutions are common this time of year.  We gain renewed motivation for a lot of things, but commonly this falls into the realm of appearance/health: We want to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, eat less, cook more, take the stairs, up our step goal, etc. While it is certainly not a negative […]

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Helping Teens Deal with the Trauma of Accidental Death

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Grief, Latest News, Mental Health

Our community was recently hit hard with the accidental death of a local teenage girl. Every situation where a loved one is lost is devastating in its own way.   There is something different about a sudden, traumatic accident.  Especially when it involves someone so young.  Accidental death can leave people reeling for a very long […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Dysnomia in Children

Posted Posted in Dysnomia

When a person has Dysnomia, it means that they have difficulty in accessing names for visual information. It occurs in up to 20% of individuals. It runs in families and tends to be more common in males than females. It can make it difficult to name things like colors, objects, numbers, and letters. Dysnomia can also make it hard to label visual information.

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When Someone You Love Has ADHD

Posted Posted in ADHD, Latest News, Mental Health, Relationships

ADHD can mean a lot of different things for different people. Some may be more restless, hyperactive, fidgeting, and constantly on the move. Others may seem constantly one step behind, not seem to listen to what you’re saying, forget things, lose track of things, and always be off-task. Some may have a combination of these, […]

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How To Pick Appropriate Movies and Screen-Time Activities for Your Family

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Parenting, Screen Time

Sitting on the couch, eating popcorn, and watching a movie is a favorite family activity.  Many families enjoy watching movies and TV shows together.  However, a lot of parents have questions about sharing media with their kids.  How much screen time is too much?  How do you know if a movie is appropriate?  Here are […]

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How to help your loved one with trauma

How To Help Your Loved One Cope with Trauma

Posted Posted in Latest News, Relationships, Trauma

Traumatic events and experiences can elicit a wide range of reactions.  In order to help your loved one cope with trauma, it helps to know some of the symptoms that people experience.  Here are a few: Crying, panicking, or intense fearfulness when reminded of the trauma Withdrawal or pulling away from others Having difficulty sleeping, […]

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