Archive for the Adolescents Category

3 Proven Ways to Manage Screen Time

3 Proven Ways to Manage Screen Time

The CDC reported that the typical child between the ages of 11-14 spends 9 hours in front of a screen each day. The CDC’s recommendation is that children should be limited to 1-2 hours in front of a screen per day. This recommendation is put into place

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ADHD: A Guide to Emotional Regulation

ADHD: A Guide to Emotional Regulation

Regulating emotions, such as frustration, anger, and sadness is a difficult skill for most individuals. However, individuals with ADHD tend to have difficulties with their executive functioning control, which can make regulating their emotions an even tougher struggle.  What does emotional dysregulation look like? Frustration: Individuals with

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Does My Child need an IEP?

Does My Child need an IEP?

If your child is struggling in school, developing negative behaviors towards school, or a teacher has expressed concern for your child’s learning, it might be time to see if an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is right for your child.  What is an IEP? The Individuals with Disabilities

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of your Teenager’s Bedtime Routine

10 Do’s and Don’ts of your Teenager’s Bedtime Routine

Providing a bedtime routine is just as important for teenagers as it is for children. According to the AAP, teens aged 13 to 18 should have between 8-10 hours of sleep. Sleep is important for a teenager’s mental, physical, and emotional health. Proper sleep helps to maintain:

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a helpful tool to help identify and manage challenges. The goal of CBT is to change the pattern of negative behaviors and negative thinking.  CBT can be effective for individuals struggling with: Mental illness Depression Anxieties Life

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How Do I Teach My Child to Have Flexible Thinking?

How Do I Teach My Child to Have Flexible Thinking?

Flexible thinking, also known as cognitive flexibility, is the ability to shift thinking, or think about something in a different way.  This year is full of unknowns; children aren’t sure what school will look like, if parents will go to work, whether sports will be played, or

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How Can I Establish Structure for My Child During the Chaos of a Pandemic?

How Can I Establish Structure for My Child During the Chaos of a Pandemic?

Living through a pandemic feels like a constant rollercoaster. Guidelines change daily, updates occur hourly, and fears can escalate at any moment. While this can be challenging for any adult, it can also leave you, as a parent, unsure of how to establish structure for your child

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How can I help my anxious child?

How can I help my anxious child?

According to the CDC, approximately 4.4 million children between the ages of 3-17 have been diagnosed with anxiety. Anxiety can affect a child mentally, physically, and socially. If you are noticing that your child is starting to become anxious, here are a few strategies that you should

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3 Tips to setting your summer up for success… (Plus a summer schedule to help keep negative behaviors away!)

3 Tips to setting your summer up for success…  (Plus a summer schedule to help keep negative behaviors away!)

It’s almost here… The weather is changing, the days are getting longer, and summer is on the horizon. Although this can be an exciting time, it can also cause a lot of stress for both parents and children. Here are a few tips to starting summer on

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How to Help Your Teenager with ADHD to Develop Independence

Social and academic strains can be a challenge for teenagers with ADHD. Parents play a pivotal role in supporting their teenagers with ADHD to develop their own independence. Support and encouragement from caregivers is instrumental in teaching teenagers to thrive. Here are 5 important tools and strategies

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