June 23, 2015
Your Child’s Secret Life Online: 7 Ways to Manage It as a Parent
Your teen needed a laptop for school, so you bought it. He needed a phone to keep in touch with you, so after a half-hour argument with him at the wireless store, a “phone” became an iPhone 6. He has an iPad Air because, after you told him it wasn’t in the budget, he spent the weekend with his dad, and voila! He has an iPad.
June 15 2015
A 5-Step Plan To Calm Down When You’re Upset
Whenever I get upset, I wonder if it's just me, since it often seems like everyone else is so cool and collected. But other people must freak out sometimes, right? I mean, how could I be the only one out there who occasionally reaches my limit of patience, trust, and inner peace and just feels like screaming?
June 12, 2015
Will ADHD Medication Change My Child's Brain?
If you have a child who's been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be facing a decision whether to try medication. Stimulant medications have been shown repeatedly to be the most effective treatment for the symptoms of ADHD, helping kids pay attention, concentrate, manage their impulses, and avoid risky behaviors.
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