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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
June 13, 2020

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America By Robert Whitaker Reviewed by Carleen Newsome Robert Whitaker in his book Anatomy of an Epidemic investigates the research on the long-term effectiveness...

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting
June 13, 2020

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman Reviewed by Erin Pridgen There is an an abundance of parenting books in bookstores these days telling parents how they should be raising their children.  However, there are...

Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
June 13, 2020

Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul Reviewed by The Summit Staff Stress during pregnancy is usually discussed in negative terms and fear and anxiety seem to be the...

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
June 13, 2020

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown Reviewed by Carleen Newsome Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of...

Summit’s Statement Against Racism and Social Injustice
June 9, 2020

Racism is a public health issue. This insidious and systemic disease that is interwoven into our history is not always overt, but our brothers and sisters continue to suffer from the symptoms of racism and discrimination every day.  As...

Resources to Discuss Race With Your Child
June 9, 2020

At what age is it appropriate to start talking to your kids about race and racism? According to the educators and counselors, it is never too early to start the conversation. Here are 10 Tips For Talking & Teaching...

Is My Child Suffering from Anxiety?
June 8, 2020

Anxiety is an epidemic in today’s society. It rears its head in school, the work force, and in culture, affecting all ages. There are signs of it everywhere and it’s getting worse. While anxiety is a normal emotion to...

Stonewalling
June 3, 2020

We have all been there when arguing with our partner, it typically occurs at the end of the whole fiasco… Blank facial expressions, silent stares, or walking out of the room are all examples of stonewalling. The term stonewalling...

How to Encourage Social Skills with your Children
June 1, 2020

The phrase “social skills” is how we describe interactions in relationships that can be verbal or nonverbal behaviors that communicate our thoughts and feelings. Verbal expressions can be a statement by the child of “I don’t care” or constant...

Defensiveness
May 29, 2020

Many times when we get into arguments, one person in the relationship criticizes or is contemptuous, which often leads to the other partner feeling attacked. When someone is feeling attacked they get defensive or shuts down emotionally. Most of...