Posts Tagged kids


ADD / ADHD

What is ADD and ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are genetic disorders that result in a lack of blood flow in the frontal lobe of the brain. This results in a poor attention span, impulsive behavior, and/or hyperactivity. People rarely grow out of ADD/ADHD. Is ADD or ADHD over […]

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What Are Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries?

  The family of origin is allowed to negatively  affect your new family You play second fiddle to someone or something else; you feel like you get the ‘leftovers’ An adult who doesn’t stand on their own financially An adult who is a perpetual child Triangulation instead of one-to-one communication A child is overly responsible […]

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Indications that Your Child May Need Professional Help | talking with kids

All children need daily support and guidance.  However, some children are marked by more serious struggles and may require professional help from outside the family.  It is never too late to reach out for help.  Early intervention may reduce the damage that problems or acting-out behavior might cause. Watch for these… Indications that Your Child […]

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Good Mental Health for Children | childrens mental health

Most parents find it easier to identify a child’s physical needs – balanced and nutritious meals; adequate shelter and clothing; sufficient rest and physical activity; medical care; and a safe living environment.  However, a child’s mental and emotional needs may not be as obvious.  Good mental health allows a child to think clearly and learn; […]

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Help Your Child Get Organized | Organized Child

Developing and maintaining good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in a child’s life. Anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child get organized. Ten Ways to Help Your Child Get Organized: 1. Teach your child to use checklists to post assignments, chores, and reminders about […]

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Tips for Talking with Kids

Talking with kids… Parents are often confronted with roadblocks when communicating with their children.  Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, there will be frustrations with communication. Here are… Tips for Talking with Kids of All Ages: Communicate expectations with clear guidelines and boundaries. Maintain a controlled demeanor and calm tone of voice when talking […]

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