Better Communication Skills

Do not bring up upsetting situations, recriminations, or history. Here is your chance to build trust, communicate better, and understand each other better. It will be difficult at first, but will lead to a better/happier relationship.            1.  Do not:                -interrupt the other. (If you are afraid you will forget what you … Read more

Bipolar
in Children and Teens

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Does your child go through extreme changes in mood and
behavior? Does your child get much more excited or much
more irritable than other kids? Do you notice that your child
goes through cycles of extreme highs and lows more often
than other children? Do these mood changes affect how your
child acts at school or at home?

Stress

Stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter challenges in life. When you’re under stress, your body reacts by releasing hormones that produce the “fight-or-flight” response.

How should ADHD treatment begin?

Is it better to start with medication treatment and add behavior therapy if needed? Or, should behavior therapy come first with medication added if the child’s response is not sufficient? Or, is it always preferable to begin with combined treatment? Does the order in which treatment begins even make a difference?

“You Just Have to Try Harder and Show More Grit!”

How might our actions change if we are open to accepting that certain behaviors displayed by children and adolescents (and adults) are not rooted in laziness or a lack of trying but rather represent an often desperate attempt to avoid failure, humiliation, and emotional exhaustion in what is perceived to be a less than supportive environment?

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