Caffeine and its effects are a very common source of concern in the current day. Through all of the hustle and bustle of the modern world, caffeine has proved itself useful for many people at one point or another in their life. It is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant in the world. […]
Clinician Guidelines to Culturally Competent Care
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly prevalent and pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD typically occurs in early development, prior to a child’s school enrollment and is characterized by persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects an individual’s functioning and/or development. Individuals with ADHD can present with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a […]
How You Can Support Your Socially Anxious Child: Adjusting to In-Person Interactions
For many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety, the thought of returning to school and other in-person interactions has triggered increased anxiety symptoms. Early on in the pandemic many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety may have experienced relief. They […]
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week! Did you know that eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses second only to opioid overdose? 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder (1).
Some common myths surrounding eating disorders are:
“People who have eating disorders must be underweight”. Eating disorders look […]
Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit.
Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. […]
As we continue in COVID-19 quarantine, children and parents are becoming increasingly frustrated and irritable. Normal routines and schedules are turned upside down and inside out. Kids and parents going out to school and work are now home. Everyone’s lives have been changed in some way.
Although kids are home with family, they still struggle with […]
Do you think your child may be on the Autism spectrum?
Does that sound worrisome to actually hear your child may have Autism? You may have been to a parent teacher conference and the teacher mentions that your child has odd behaviors or a certain type of “Quirkiness” which makes them unique. Having Autism is very […]
Gender identity and expression are key elements to the way a child or teen perceives themselves and the world around them. For transgender children and teens, acceptance and support from family is essential.
Research has shown that support from family can reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in trans children and teens. Furthermore, […]
If only there was a specific step by step guide that could help you along the way in raising a child. Well, why not? There’s a manual for everything else out there, and if not, you could always look it up online, right?
Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. However, there are two key factors that […]