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10.12.18
This week is dedicated to OCD Awareness Week. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent intense obsessions and/or compulsions.  Although many of us experience some thoughts or fears that seem intrusive, the key to OCD is that these thoughts and compulsions consume excessive amounts of time, cause...
10.03.18
In early September, which is also Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released significant new guidelines regarding diagnosing and managing head injuries (concussion) in youth.  Such guidelines are geared towards doctors, parents, school personnel, and coaches of children who have suffered or may suffer...
09.14.18
  Deciding to take your child to a therapist is one of the biggest decisions a parent faces along the journey of parenthood.  Kids and teens need therapy for many reasons, but in general, a therapist is required when there is a problem that they are unable to cope with alone...
08.30.18
As a former public school educator, administrator and mom, I understand how important this time of year is to the fabric of family life.  While families and students begin to make the transition from summer vacation to back-to-school, some concerns may arise with respect to struggling readers.  Where...
08.16.18
Have you ever wished that parenting came with a guidebook?  We often feel we are on our own navigating the ups and downs of parenthood.  It is common for parents to compare their parenting approaches to other parents who seem to have it all together and are “winning the race”...