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July 19, 2015
5 Valuable Health Lessons You Can Learn From Your Child

The moment my first child was born, my view of the world changed forever. But of all the perceptions that changed, one thing took me especially by surprise: the health lessons kept rolling in.

July 19, 2015
How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.

Parents are often at fault, directly or indirectly, when children and teenagers become hooked on electronic media, playing video games or sending texts many hours a day instead of interacting with the real world and the people in it.

July 19, 2015
Tips for Going Places With Sensory-Challenged Kids. Planning outings and activities to maximize fun and minimize meltdowns
One of the challenges of raising kids with sensory processing issues is that outings, even ones that promise a lot of fun, can easily turn into nightmares if kids find themselves in surprising or overwhelming situations.

Life is a journey and sometimes we need guidance, someone to help show us the way, or just to help us see the way. The way that is there before us but we just can't quite see...a little nudge here...a little suggestion there.

Some guidance...to make it become clear, to make it easier, to make it better. Guidance to help us be better to our friends, to our family, to ourselves, and most importantly...to our children.

 

 Skipper L Harvey, PsyD     

 

 

Did you know?

Stress seems to not only be in many facets of adult daily life, but is often a factor in the daily lives of our teens. The National PTA and The American Psychological Association partnered to highlight findings from the APA's 2013 Stress in America Survey. The survey found that 13-17-year-olds are experiencing stress levels higher than they consider to be healthy with more than a quarter of teens reporting the following symptoms: neglecting responsibilities, feeling overwhelmed, having negative thoughts or changes in sleeping habits. In addition, more than a third reported feeling tired, feeling nervous or anxious, or experiencing irritability or anger. Click below to watch “Talking to Teens about Stress Management,” a collaborative webinar that offers strategies to help you help your teen stay healthy and manage life stressors.

Video - Talking To Teens About Stress