Archive for October 2016

Why Our Brains Get Turned On By Compassion

The more we do something, the better we get at it. Our brains don’t really know the difference between playing more guitar and getting to be a better musician and being more negatively judgmental and getting better at casting negative judgment. It only knows that when we practice something, we lay down new neuropathways and…

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Things That Make Me A More Effective Parent

Six Easy Things You Can Do Today That Instantly Made Parents Happier And More Effective   Lose the judgments. We live in an incredibly judgmental society. Tabloids, politics, water cooler talk….it is all wrought with judgment and it is often pretty negative. Our kids listen to how we talk about others….when we judge, our children…

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Using Athletics To Promote and Support Mental and Emotional Health

Using Athletics To Promote and Support Mental and Emotional Health If you were old enough to watch television in 1995, you may remember Nike’s commercial “If you let me play sports…”. The groundbreaking advertisement featured children providing facts and statistics on the many social, emotional and mental health benefits of playing sports as a child…

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10 Tips For Parenting Adolescents

10. Self-care can do wonders for effective parenting Recent research has demonstrated that taking time for ourselves can increase our effectiveness as parents. Often, when our kids are struggling or suffering, it is easy to put aside things that help us care for ourselves, creating parents that are stressed, burned out and ineffective. Remember to…

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Support When Your Child Is Struggling With Anxiety, Depression or Trauma

Support When Your Child Is Struggling With Anxiety, Depression or Trauma Parents will do just about anything when their child is in serious need. With dramatic increases in the diagnosis of adolescent anxiety and depression, families have become aware of the importance of early assessment, targeted treatment and continued support for their child. The stress…

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The ABC’s of An Effective Treatment Program

Effective Adolescent Residential Treatment Can Treat Anxiety, Depression and Trauma AND Support and Prepare Family Systems For A Successful Transition Home Sending a child or adolescent to treatment can be the most alarming, scary and important decision a parent can make. How do I know my son or daughter will be well cared for? Do…

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