Enjoying the Years with Your Teen: Tips for Parents

Many parents expect the teenage years to be a trial they will have to endure. They’ve been warned that their previously successful parenting strategies are about to become useless and their previously delightful, loving children are about to become moody, uncommunicative strangers. “Expecting the worst in the teen years can become a self-fulfilling prophecy,” says…

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ADHD in Adults: Coping Strategies in the Workplace

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is well recognized and now commonly diagnosed in children. It is estimated that between 3% and 10% of school-age children exhibit the hyperactivity, inattention and impulsiveness that characterize the disorder. Less attention has been focused on the fact that for about half of those children, the symptoms continue into adulthood.  “Many…

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Tips for Parents about Concussions in Children

While the number of children and adolescents treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, has increased dramatically over the last ten years, the increase isn’t necessarily bad news. More children are showing up at emergency rooms at least in part because parents, coaches and pediatricians have become more…

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Helping Children Manage Frustration

Frustration is inevitable for young children. There are shelves that can’t be reached, shoes that can’t be tied, baseballs that can’t be hit and parents and other adults saying “no” to a child’s most fervent desires. Frustration isn’t necessarily a negative emotion. Dealt with constructively, it can help children learn to overcome obstacles and tolerate…

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Tips for Coping with Panic Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, six million American adults suffer sudden and repeated panic attacks in any given year, a condition known as panic disorder. Panic attacks generally first occur in late adolescence or early adulthood but not everyone who has a panic attack develops panic disorder. Some have just one attack…

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Can this Relationship be Saved? Tips on Coping with Unfaithfulness

There is no shortage of strains on a marriage – financial worries, health issues, child-rearing conflicts and more. But nothing undermines the very foundation of a marriage like infidelity.  “A spouse’s unfaithfulness causes devastating pain and disruption that cannot be easily overcome,” says Dr. Daniel Watter, clinical psychologist and relationship specialist with Morris Psychological Group.…

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Internet Safety Tips for Parents

It has been said that the Internet changes everything: how we shop, how we are entertained, how we date, how we manage our finances, our time and our households. The Internet opens whole new worlds for children as well as for adults. They can use it to learn, to play and to communicate. But along…

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