Strengthen Connection: It’s Their Survival Rope

MOST PARENTS I WORK WITH are genuinely loving, caring people who want the very best for their kids. Some have gone to extraordinary lengths to become parents; others had this greatness thrust upon them. Whatever your path, I ask you to take a moment to consider what you really hope to accomplish as parents.

By |2019-11-26T15:08:12-08:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Tips for Traveling With Challenging Children

Traveling with children who are anxious, wary of change, or otherwise challenging can be daunting, precisely because it does what we expect vacations to do—take us away from the routine of home and expose us to new sights and sounds. The temptation is to stay close to home to avoid adverse and unpredictable reactions

By |2019-11-25T09:22:18-08:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

More Adolescents Seek Medical Care For Mental Health Issues

Less than a decade ago, the emergency department at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego would see maybe one or two young psychiatric patients per day, said Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, the hospital’s interim director of child and adolescent psychiatry. Now, it’s not unusual for the emergency room to see 10 psychiatric patients in a

By |2019-11-15T08:35:15-08:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Daylight Saving Time: ‘Falling Back’ Can Increase Seasonal Depression

Most parts of the United States observe daylight saving time. Many people are prone to seasonal depression during the fall and winter. Research indicates that daylight saving time can increase the symptoms of seasonal depression for some people. Most parts of the United States observe what’s known as daylight saving time. Each year, beginning

By |2019-11-15T08:29:13-08:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Fish Oil for ADHD: Does It Work?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect both adults and children, but is most common in male children. ADHD symptoms that often begin in childhood include: difficulty concentrating difficulty sitting still being forgetful being easily distracted A 2016 review of studiesTrusted Source notes that the disorder can continue into adulthood for up to half

By |2019-11-04T08:36:00-08:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Talk to Teenagers About Porn

Boy working with laptop Gabe was in eighth grade when his mom discovered he’d been watching porn on the computer. “I routinely checked his browser history because I assumed he was probably watching it,” says Gabe’s mother, Greta. Greta told her son she saw that he’d been watching. “He was so embarrassed,

By |2019-10-17T10:46:16-08:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Watching for Signs of Psychosis in Teens

There are fewer more frightening or challenging psychiatric conditions for a family to face than psychosis, an extreme mental state in which impaired thinking and emotions cause a person to lose contact with reality. This could mean hearing or seeing things that aren’t there (hallucinations), or believing things that aren’t true (delusions). The illness

By |2019-09-26T14:42:14-08:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Dear Teacher: Let Me Introduce My Wonderful Child

If you had the opportunity to tell the new teacher about all the wonderful and quirky qualities of your child, what would you say? Would you say you look forward to being partners in your child’s education? One mother did draft such a letter about her son who has ADHD. She shares it with

By |2019-09-12T10:48:14-08:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments