As holidays approach, my thoughts turn to the “mixed bag” that the holiday season can produce. Positive elements, such as celebration, connecting with family, and spiritual reflection are often rivaled by feelings of anxiety, strain and even painful memories. I would like to offer 3 tips for parents on how to negotiate common “Holiday Challenges”.
Here are four strategies to help you ground and relax when you feel stress in your body. Practice and enjoy these gifts to yourself. 1. Grounding: It’s amazing what 30 seconds of sensing gravity can do. The next time you feel charged up or stressed out, see if you can feel the weight of your
Here are some of our favorite resources for children, teens, and adults! Specifically For Girls and Young Women: Attention Girls! A guide to learn all about your AD/HD by Patricia Quinn, MD. Dr. Quinn is a nationally known expert on ADHD. How great she has written this book just for girls! Women with Attention Deficit Disorder:
If your child/teen is struggling in school, it can feel frustrating and confusing. Not only does the idea of a “learning disability” sound intimidating, but it can also feel as though you don’t know where to turn for help. We often explain to parents that there is no “one way” or “best way” to learn.
Neuropsychological, Cognitive, Educational, and Psychological Testing 1. What is a Comprehensive Individualized Assessment? There are many reasons to consider an assessment for yourself or your child/teen. Our Comprehensive Individualized Assessment can include neuropsychological, cognitive, educational, and/or psychological testing, depending on what is needed. We individualize each assessment protocol to address the particular questions to be
These are some resources for parents dealing with girls’ changing social world. Clicking on the books will take you to their ordering pages on Amazon.com. For Parents of Elementary School Children Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Catherine O’Neill Grace. Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help
The Social World of Girls, Part 1 by Melissa J Johnson, PhD The Social World of Girls & Doing Our Own Work, Part 2 by Melissa J Johnson, PhD The Social World of Girls, What’s a Parent to Do, Part 3 by Melissa J Johnson, PhD Creating a Culture of Compassion by Melissa J Johnson, PhD The
WHAT IS ANXIETY? Anxiety is a NORMAL EMOTION that helps us cope with difficult, challenging, or dangerous situations. Anxiety is COMMON in regular life and can help us get things done or warns us when there is a problem (example: worry about getting a good grade on a test can help motivate us to study
Assembled by Dr. Melissa Johnson It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’ve been reflecting on the many families I’ve known who have had to face a cancer journey of one kind or another. When a parent receives a cancer diagnosis of his or her own, there are a million feelings and thoughts, not the least
Courtesy of Michael D. Yapko, PH. Here is a valuable list of website resources regarding bullying and how to make a difference.These resources will be of interest to parents, teachers and even young people. http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center – The National Bullying Prevention month campaign was started by this organization in 2006. Extensive website