Posts Categorized: Childhood Issues

Coping with the Big Bad Wolf: Test Anxiety

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Spring break is quickly approaching. While that brings shouts of joy for most children, it is also a reminder that the Georgia Milestone is right around the corner. Since the beginning of March, I have been bombarded with more and more children sharing their fears about the test that is coming up. They are worrying […]

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Navigating Blended Families Road Bumps During the Holidays

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Holidays can be stressful.  Who do we need to buy presents for?  What should we get everyone?  Which family member are we celebrating with this weekend?  When are we going to decorate the tree?  What on earth are we going to do with that darn Elf this year??  The to-do lists, questions and Christmas party […]

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Five ADHD Home Remedies

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Whether your child has been officially diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or just shows certain ADHD/ADD tendencies, there are certain strategies you can try to get your child through a challenging school year. Structure and routine As parents we have to be disciplined and consistent enough ourselves to routinely implement and enforce bedtimes for adequate sleep (8-10 […]

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Starting Kindergarten with a Bang!

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Sending your baby off to big kid school for the first time can be daunting, emotional and exciting all at the same time. Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in every child’s life so it’s important to make that first day as great as possible for them. As the parent, you can’t control how the […]

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Supporting a Child with a Mental Illness

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So you took your son or daughter to see a counselor – now what do you do? As your role shifts from being a parent to parent of a child struggling with a mental illness there may be a lot of changes you are experiencing. Your child has always needed you, but now he or […]

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Complex Trauma: Adult Survivors of Childhood Neglect and Abuse

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How common is childhood abuse or neglect? By conservative estimates, about 40 percent of American children will have at least one potentially traumatizing experience by the age of 18. This traumatic experience may include the death of a parent or sibling, ongoing physical abuse and/or neglect, sexual abuse, or the experience of a serious accident, […]

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Mindfulness & School Year Stress

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Now that kids are back in school, more and more children are coming into our offices for anxiety-related problems. With pressure from parents, tests, competitive school atmospheres, and peers, academic work can sometimes cause significant amounts of stress and anxiety. Where does mindfulness come in? Mindfulness can help your child stop and enjoy the moment, […]

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Executive Function: What is it and why is it important for academic achievement?

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Executive function is a domain of cognitive ability that is comprised of a number of distinct yet related skills, including working memory, abstract planning, sustained attention, and mental flexibility.  The executive function system allows for the regulation, control, and management of learning.  As such, it is very important for strong academic performance and the development […]

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