December 10, 2014
By Dr. Skipper
Psychological Evaluation And Testing
Hearing that your child may need a psychological evaluation can cause a great deal of anxiety for any parent or guardian. It’s difficult to hear that your child may have a disability, mental health disorder, or behavior problem. If you find yourself in this situation, try to look at an evaluation as a way to lessen anxiety and difficulty as it will aid you in understanding and addressing the specific needs of your child in order to positively affect their family life and/or academic functioning.
December 9, 2014
Tips for Traveling With Challenging Children - How to minimize stress and maximize fun for everyone
Traveling with children who are anxious, wary of change, or otherwise challenging can be daunting, precisely because it does what we expect vacations to do—take us away from the routine of home and expose us to new sights and sounds.
December 9, 2014
Avoid Holiday Havoc: Help for ADHD Children - Six ways for parents to help their ADHD children enjoy holiday celebrations without behavior problems, family conflict, or ADD symptom flare-ups.
The holidays can be stressful for attention deficit children. Traveling and visiting relatives may disrupt their day-to-day routines, and all the excitement can be overwhelming. Follow these real-family strategies to prevent holiday havoc, keep your ADHD kids feeling good, and create happier memories.
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
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Sideline Side Effects for Your ADHD
Medication may relieve your child's most troubling symptoms, but it can present new difficulties: side effects. These strategies will alleviate common problems with meds.