Behavior

perfectionism

Perfectionism – Being the Best, Perfectly or Not

Jean's son Jaylen may not understand a lot of social concepts.  He may not realize someone is being mean.  He may not understand what an attitude is.  However, Jaylen definitely understands the concept of...
anxiety-and-eating

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Diet

Explore the relationship between anxiety and diet.  With some diet modifications, you could be on your way to discovering a reduction in your child's anxiety levels!  Remember, we are what we eat! Ever stop and...
anxiety

Empower Your Child, Not Your Child’s Anxiety

Having a child with anxiety can feel very lonely. On the surface, everything looks alright. Teachers rave about them. Friends adore them. Relatives and family friends might not see what all the fuss is...
anxious kids

Is Lack of Sleep Making Your Anxious Kids Worse? How to Help!

Is lack of sleep making your anxious kids worse? Almost every anxious child I treat in my therapy practice has sleep issues. This is not a freaky coincidence. Child anxiety and sleep deprivation are best buddies. They...

Festivity of Foods: Not for Kids with Anxious Moods

For many kids with anxious moods, holiday meals are nothing to celebrate.  Let's explore the anxious moods of Maddie, Anthony and Patty.  Discover tips and ideas to reduce or eliminate a child's anxiety around...
defecation phobia

How to Help a Child Overcome Defecation Phobia

Children with defecation phobia form a vicious circle that often involves withholding a bowel movement for days followed by a bowel movement that would accompany ritualistic behaviors. George, aged 12, believes he will become contaminated...
headaches

Headaches on the Rise in Children: Explore Solutions

An increasing number of children are presenting to emergency rooms and being admitted to hospitals with a complaint of headaches.  Medical records, of patients aged 4 to 18 years who visited an emergency room...
ASD Diagnosis

ASD, OCD or SPD: Which is the Best Fit?

With certain children, it can be hard to tell the difference between an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). You may see a child with just...
bullying

Help Us Snuff Out Bullying – Bullying Awareness Month

Nothing was more heartbreaking than reading this news title as it crossed our editorial desks - Special-needs boy, 10, doused with gas, set on fire in Texas town. This naive 10 year old boy...
OCD

#OCDWeek – Honoring OCD Awareness Week

  Did you know that up to 1 in 200 children have OCD? That’s a half a million children in the US alone. (1) "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic disorder in which a child...