Posts Categorized: Childhood Issues

Anxiety and Executive Function

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Anxiety can affect a child’s functioning in many different aspects of his or her daily life.  While mild levels of stress can actually improve performance for some activities, clinically significant anxiety is detrimental to a child’s emotional well-being.  Chronic anxiety may be manifested as persistent worrying about school performance, an unrelenting focus on the appraisal […]

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Conquering Shyness

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In a culture where video games and texting are preferred over play dates and live discussions, it’s not surprising that more parents are bringing their children to therapy for help with social skills. For some children phone time instead of in-person time can contribute to shyness, while others may simply have a naturally reserved temperament. […]

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What “Inside Out” can teach your kids about emotions

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If you haven’t taken your kids to see Inside Out, or if they saw it without you, run (don’t walk) to your nearest movie theater and see it immediately.  The movie has only been out a week and I’ve already used it multiple times in sessions with kids who saw it.  Every child I’ve seen […]

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ADHD and Social Skills

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ADHD can significantly impact children’s social skills. With ADHD there is an impulse-control component that makes it difficult for children to control themselves in social settings, and can also potentially lead to trouble reading social cues. Impatience, Frustration, More Explosions Research has shown that children with ADHD have a harder time regulating their emotions and […]

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ADHD Treatment Options in Children

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When your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, taking the next steps to decide how to best approach treating this as a family can be overwhelming. While perhaps there can be some relief in the definitive diagnosis, the amount of information that’s available to you, and the debates surrounding the types of treatment can make […]

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Does My Child Have A Learning Disability?

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If your child is struggling in school despite receiving extra help, you may be wondering if your child has a learning disability. Figuring out whether your child has a learning disability, and what to do about it, can become clear with formal testing by a professional with expertise in the field. Evaluation of suspected learning […]

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