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September 21, 2018
“The Pendulum of Parenting Has Swung Too Far”

Laissez Faire is a kind way to describe the hands-off parenting many of us experienced in the ‘70s and ‘80s. We ran free, made terrible decisions, and limped home at dark. Today, unstructured, unsupervised free time is simply unheard of. And our kids are worse off as a result.

September 21, 2018
10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Do Better in School
Do you have a child who comes home with failing grades year after year—or straight C’s when you know he could get A’s?

September 21, 2018
A Better Beginning: The Stress-Free Morning Routine for ADHD Families
If your child has ADHD, we’re guessing your mornings (especially school days) are stressful and chaotic. Here are six tips for creating a manageable, (relatively) stress-free morning with routine, intention, and a clear-cut path.
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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?

Let’s face it…all children misbehave sometimes. One of the questions that we frequently ask ourselves when our children are engaging in unwanted behaviors is, “Why?” A child’s behavior almost always serves some type of purpose for that child; however, when you find yourself with more questions than answers it may be time to consider a more serious condition such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. ODD is defined by a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate levels of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures. Children with this disorder are best served by a licensed mental health professional who can provide both individual and family therapy.

ODD - A Guide For Families