What Is People-Pleasing Behavior? People-pleasing is very common. This usually means putting another person’s needs before your own and frequently results in doing things that make you uncomfortable or unhappy to make someone else happy or comfortable instead. A common example of people-pleasing behavior is saying “yes” to others without consideration of your own time […]
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What is gratitude? Gratitude is simply being thankful and ready to show appreciation for and to return kindness to others. Parents want children to appreciate gratitude. However, it can be difficult to teach these skills. Why is gratitude important? Gratitude promotes positive mental health for both children and adults. According to a study conducted by Robert A. […]
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Compliance is a challenging area for parents and children. Kids are notorious for testing parent limits. These behaviors are normal and healthy. They are part of exploring the world. When kids refuse to do things parents ask or avoid tasks that parents ask them to do, this is often referred to as defiance. Defiance can […]
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……We all want to believe that we are good people, and that we contribute well to our communities. Acts of kindness and giving, even small gestures, validate these lovely parts of ourselves. What better way to feel like a kind and loving person than through small little actions that put more good out into the world……..
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Many people have heard of the term, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD is common in northern climates, and oftentimes people become concerned about it during the winter months. It is relatively common in parts of the world, and can make relationships, work, and daily activities quite difficult at times. It is a type of mood disorder, and it impacts adults, adolescents, and children.
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Homework Homework can be a daily struggle for many families. Now that the first few weeks of school have passed, there likely has been an increase in the amount of schoolwork that your child is bringing home. We want our children to do well in school. Homework can be a daily battle for many families, particularly […]
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Luckily a wide variety of very effective treatment options are available to people with ADHD.
Treatment options range from therapy, adaptive approaches, lifestyle strategies and medications. If the ADHD interferes with a child’s school functioning, schools are required to make accommodations for students with ADHD. Adults may be able to request assistance at their place of employment. Usually a combination of approaches is more successful than any one alone.
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Read this to learn a simple approach to help your child with multisensory learning. What is Multisensory Learning As we’ve discussed previously on this website, a multisensory approach to learning is based upon the idea that students often learn best when the material is presented to them with all of their senses. For example, the teacher […]
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Read this article to learn facts about psychotherapy that may improve your understanding of how it works. The science and practice of psychotherapy is a fairly young profession. Most of us have heard about early founding members, especially figures like Sigmund Freud. Early practices of psychotherapy were often run largely by the therapist, who would […]
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Read this article to learn more about how to use mindfulness through nature. Mindfulness in Action I turned the corner at the Iowa Arts Festival, and saw picture after picture of nature: raw, beautiful, and unique. “Oh, look at how cool these are,” I said to my son. “What’s so cool?” asked a voice behind […]
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Read this article to learn more about what to expect from your first therapy session, as well as the following sessions. Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to a therapist for the first time, how to find a therapist, or what the process of therapy even looks like? Well, most people […]
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Read this article to learn more about vaping so that you can better prepare your teen (and yourself) for these challenges What is vaping? Let’s start with some facts about Vaping. Vaping is very common among teens and young adults. E-cigarettes have been around a long time but have recently become known as vapes. A […]
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