Posts Categorized: Teen Issues

Academic Accommodations and ADHD

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Is your child eligible for academic accommodations?  Parents and students often wonder about qualifying for academic accommodations, including extra time on standardized testing, in the context of a diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Academic accommodations typically granted for students who struggle with clinically significant attention problems include the following: Extended time on testing, including on […]

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6 Ways to Increase Confidence in Adolescents

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Having confidence is a key factor in success. Confidence determines how a teen feels about themselves and how they interact with other people. Confidence “sets the stage” for how a teen will view the world and experience life.  Parenting can be stressful and nobody is perfect. If you want to encourage healthy confidence in your […]

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DBT – How it Helps Students

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed for individuals who need assistance with managing their emotions, increasing their tolerance for distress, and developing relationships with others.  DBT is a research supported, effective form of treatment for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, and Eating Disorders. While DBT works well with these […]

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4 Parent Tools for Teenage Depression

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Finding out that your teenager is struggling with depression can feel like you were hit over the head by a ton a bricks. You feel confused, sad, and scared. A lot of parents feel unsure of what to do next or how to be supportive. Though this can feel like an overwhelming obstacle, there are […]

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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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Want Kids to Succeed? Teach Them Focus

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Reprinted from Daniel Goleman, on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/want-kids-succeed-teach-them-focus-daniel-goleman?trk=eml-b2_content_ecosystem_digest-network_publishes-25-null&midToken=AQHjnmYrrVAT2A&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3cOnZSmw3P9Tk1 In my previous post, I mentioned Clifford Nass’s research at Stanford that shows multitasking reduces our ability to concentrate. And, I shared the good news that recent research by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Thomas E. Gorman & C. Shawn Green indicates ten minute sessions of mindfulness of breath, three times […]

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The Final Stretch – 6 Skills to Cope with Finals

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As the school year comes to an end, students start feeling the pressure. The last month of school is jam packed with standardized testing, end of year projects, AP tests, and final exams. Students can almost taste the sweet freedom of summer, but they have to survive the last month of school first. Here are […]

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6 Signs that a Student is struggling with a Mental Illness

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Anxiety and depressive disorders are the most diagnosed mental illness currently affecting people across the country, especially teenagers. Mental illness affects teenagers in many ways including their relationships, mood, energy levels, and academic performance. Every day, thousands of schools provide education for students, and every day millions of students with mental illness slip through the […]

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