Month

June 2016

Teen Blues Can Be Prevented

Therapists often don't talk about diet and sleep when they treat depressed teens. They should. In a society that promotes obesity and insomnia, you, the parent, have to state clearly and often: diet, sleep, and exercise all affect mood. Even harder--y...

5 Relationship Tips For New Parents

Has the transition to parenthood taken a toll on your relationship? Are you not as close as you used to be? Start fighting back with these five fixes.

10 Stress Busting Strategies for Parents

“I'm stressed, we're rushing, and before I know it, I'm yelling. When I see the look on his face, I feel awful. He was just being a kid. And I was just stressed out.” -- Dana As every parent learns, you can't be a good mom or dad when you're stressed out, no matter how positive your intentions. It's true that modern life creates a ton of stress, but it's also true that what stresses out one person may just roll off the back of another.

Why Babies Need Dads too

The brain is shaped by early experience, specifically, the mothering (nurturing responsive care) we receive from mothers and fathers.

Parenting Teenage Boys

Teenage girls get angry, too, of course, but they tend to be more amenable to processing emotions and talking them through, which at least gives parents a little more leverage in dealing with them. More worrisome, the testosterone surges that boys experience blunts their fear while it disinhibits, making them more susceptible to dangerous behaviors that both invoke and result from anger. Teenage boys need a lot of structure. Both parents need to know where he is and what he's doing at all times.

How To Improve Social Skills In Children With ADHD

Introduction According to davidsongifted, "Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with peer interaction for a number of reasons. A child's over activity and impulsivity can sometimes be aversive to other children. Child...

How To Improve Social Skills In Children With ADHD

Introduction According to davidsongifted, "Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with peer interaction for a number of reasons. A child's over activity and impulsivity can sometimes be aversive to other children. Child...

Five Quick Tips to Help Your Defiant Child or Teen

If your child or teen is defiant, here are five POWERFUL strategies to lower their defiance: 1. Realize that understanding your defiant child is just as important as loving him. 2. Avoid yelling at your child. Yelling only fans the flames of defiance....

Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids

When tempers are fraying at your house, who has the power to calm the storm? You. But you can't do that if you're in a state of emergency. Unfortunately, many of us forget that parenting is rarely an emergency. When our child gets defiant, we feel an ...

Teens, ADHD and Sleep: A Complicated Mix

Teenagers need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night to be at their best, but many fall short of getting that amount consistently. Lack of sleep can affect attention, mood and daily functioning in any teen. But the consequences may be magnified in teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, sleep problems are very common in this group. Prevalence estimates vary, but studies suggest that 30% to 75% of youth with ADHD don’t get enough sleep.

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