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Surviving the Holidays and Time Changes with an ADHD Child

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Surviving the Holidays and Time Changes with an ADHD Child

Time Changes If you thought time changes and the holidays were exhausting, it pales in comparison to getting your ADHD child back on schedule in the weeks following. An interruption in the routine/schedule of an ADHD child causes him/her to spiral out of control unlike other children. Something as ordinary as a time change (“Springing forward” or “Falling back”) may interrupt your child’s daily routine and take him/her twice as long to recover. The medical explanation for this is the change in circadian rhythm (the internal process that...

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Part 2: Supporting Someone with a Chronic Disease

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Part 2: Supporting Someone with a Chronic Disease

  Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic diseases such as: cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, COPD and many more. This means millions of friends and family members will be affected by their loved one’s diagnosis, and will feel the stresses and responsibilities that come with it. In our previous article, Dealing with Chronic Disease, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Glenn Barron gives advice to patients struggling to cope with their diagnosis. In this article, we focus on guidance for the patient’s immediate caregiver....

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Part 1: Dealing with a Diagnosis of a Chronic Disease

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Part 1: Dealing with a Diagnosis of a Chronic Disease

We hear about the diagnosis of disease often in our day-to-day lives. Chronic illness might affect our coworkers, our family members, the celebrities we watch on television, and the politicians we vote for. It’s a natural and common thought to assume, “it won’t happen to me,” but in reality, it very well could.   According to the American Cancer Society, 38.4% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, while 9.4% will be diagnosed with diabetes, and millions of others will be diagnosed with respiratory disease, heart disease,...

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Back to “Middle” School w/ ADHD

Posted by on Oct 19, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Back to “Middle” School w/ ADHD

  Here we are again; the start of another school year; new school, new teachers, new classes, new homework. If you are the parent of a child/adolescent with ADHD and they are transitioning to a new school environment, you are probably feeling the anxiety as much as your child.  The middle school environment will have your child moving at a faster pace with different classrooms and teachers for each subject.  Will they be able to find the classrooms, on time and in order? Yes, they will…eventually.   Orientation Day Most...

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Blending Families: Making it Work

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Blending Families: Making it Work

  Children often have difficulties when it comes to adjusting to life with a blended family. Children grow up thinking and believing that their family dynamic will never change, and they are, understandably, very attached to the family they know. Children expect their lives to always follow the same rules and routines they’ve grown up with. It’s no surprise that changing your family into a blended family can be extremely upsetting and emotional for your kids. They may be hesitant to accept new family members, may be reluctant to change,...

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Strengthening Family Bonds through Quality Time

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Strengthening Family Bonds through Quality Time

  Spending quality time with your children is one of the most important things you can do for them. This means more than just a quick talk in the car on the way to soccer practice or school, and more than a hug and kiss goodnight.   Studies show that children whose parents spend regular quality time with them, develop higher levels of self-esteem, as well as good communication and social skills.  Spending regular quality time also helps to increase children’s positive behaviors, while simultaneously minimizing negative behaviors....

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Conflict Resolution for Couples

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Conflict Resolution for Couples

When we’re young, we dream about what our future relationships will look like: a fairy tale romance, a perfect life with a soul-mate who understands us, sympathizes with us, never argues, and loves us unconditionally.   However, when we grow up, we have to face a different reality—that no relationship is all rainbows and butterflies all the time. Relationships require hard work, and all couples fight and disagree. But disagreements don’t mean that a relationship is doomed. In fact, conflict is an opportunity for a relationship to grow...

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How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

  It’s a parent’s job to teach their children, encourage their children, and prepare their children for everything the world might throw at them when they become adults. But what happens when adulthood finally arrives? Some parents find it difficult to let their children go into the world as young adults, and some parents find that their children aren’t as prepared as they had hoped.   Start preparing your child early Adolescence ends and young adulthood begins in the “early to mid-twenties when a young person becomes...

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Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

As we approach the New Year, we reflect on the year that has passed. What major life events happened this year? Was the year filled with joy and confidence, or was it filled with the sadness and uncertainty?  Did low self-esteem or a sense of inadequacy prevent you from living life to the fullest?   What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how we view ourselves, value ourselves, love ourselves and judge ourselves.  Our self-esteem may be high or low depending on how we feel about ourselves. Will you apply for that new job? Will you ask that...

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Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

  The holidays are meant to be a joyous time where family, friends and coworkers come together to exchange gifts, celebrate, feast, and party. But these festivities can be problematic for the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction. For them, it might even be the worst time of the year. During the holidays people struggling with addiction are more likely to relapse, overdose, or commit suicide.   Why are the holidays so hard for people struggling with addiction, and what can people do to help themselves during this high...

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