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Part I – Current Opioid Crisis

Part I – Current Opioid Crisis

A face on the issue What the….? Half of the pain pills for Kathy’s broken ankle are missing, along with $60 dollars from her purse. Her only visitor today was Robin, who “just wanted to check in and see how you are doing.” And what an odd visit it was—Robin seemed...

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How Our Childhood Attachments May Still Affect Us Today

How Our Childhood Attachments May Still Affect Us Today

  From the moment they are born, babies are doing much more than we realize. They aren’t just growing and developing, they also are learning about relationships and forming an emotional connection to their caregivers.  This is referred to by early childhood...

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Surviving the Holidays and Time Changes with an ADHD Child

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...

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Part 2: Supporting Someone with a Chronic Disease

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...

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Part 1: Dealing with a Diagnosis of a Chronic Disease

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...

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Back to “Middle” School w/ ADHD

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...

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Blending Families: Making it Work

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...

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Strengthening Family Bonds through Quality Time

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...

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Conflict Resolution for Couples

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...

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How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

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...

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Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

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...

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