Behavior

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!

Today I would like to talk about self-regulation, because I feel it is a very important topic. Once a person learns how to self-regulate, their life will become a lot easier. But first, I am...
Wilma Jean Worry Machine

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone...

A Day at Monster Jam: Tips for Preparing “those” Summer Events

Summer is a time many families are looking for those fun, high interest activities to do with their kids. As a counselor, one of the biggest fears I often hear from parents is, “We...

Alternative Gifts for Your Anxious Child

Most children who struggle with anxious feelings are extremely sensitive to the overstimulating sights and sounds of the holidays. When they are continually challenged by these incredibly real feelings of panic and fear their...

Homework. “Help!”

From the very first time kids bring home extra work -- through high school and beyond, it can be a contentious time. Kids don't get it, parents have to re-learn it, and the mere nightly...

What is So Difficult About Doing Homework?

Okay, you have resolved some of the more obvious homework issues. You have systems in place to help ensure that the proper information and materials arrive home with our child. Your child has been...

Anxiety Reduction Through Energy Healing

At the very elemental level, everything we see, feel, hear, taste, touch or experience is made up of energy. This of course includes our bodies. In a previous article, I introduced the chakras, or...

Getting the Hang of Social Timing: Part 4 – The Gift of Love and...

The holiday season is upon us and with it come many social opportunities.  But I wonder how many of us find some of these social moments difficult.  I certainly do.  I recently attended a...
Sensory Reduction

Meltdown? Reduce Sensory Input, Reduce the Intensity

Meltdowns! They're arguably the most feared events for the parents of children with isms but did you know that the child or adult with an ism fears them too? Meltdowns are short periods of...
Interoceptive Anxiety

A Treatment for Anxiety – Feel The Fear Interoceptively

Urmila Pai, M.D. and Kimberly Williams, Psy.D. composed Feel the Fear: A Treatment for Anxiety in collaboration. Child Therapist: "Carly, it seems you were very anxious. How did your body feel?" Child: "I don’t know…maybe it felt like,...