Posts Categorized: Summit Staff Blogs

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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Exposing the Myths of PTSD: Creating Awareness in June

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Starting in 2010, Congress designated June 27th as National Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day.  Additionally, for the past 2 years, Congress has also set aside June as National PTSD Awareness Month.  While they have not yet said if this is happening in 2015, I wanted to offer some information about PTSD, including some common […]

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Managing “Scanxiety”

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The term “scanxiety” commonly refers to the anxiety, worry, and fear associated with post-treatment follow-up imaging.  A follow-up MRI or CT scan months to years after enduring cancer treatment can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety in anticipation of the imaging results.  One of the reasons for such anxiety is that parents and children who […]

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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Someone with Alcoholism

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Having a friend or loved one who struggles with alcohol abuse can be an overwhelming situation. Whether they’re just getting help or have been in recovery for a while, saying and doing the right thing can be tricky. Handling the situation the right way can make the difference between helping or enabling your loved one. […]

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ADHD Screening

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By their very nature, children are often distractible.  A short attention span, especially in the face of a stimulating environment, is to be expected for many curious and interested children.  Young children are typically blessed with an abundance of energy, so they may appear fidgety and “on the go” much of the time.  While some […]

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After “I Do”

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Whether you’ve been married 5 months or 25 years, every couple has its disagreements and conflicts. Merging two different personalities is no easy task. From finances and in-laws to communication and sex, there are hurdles every couple has to cross. Dealing with these issues early can keep the relationship on better footing. And the benefits […]

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