Teens are balancing a lot! Not only do they need to manage their school work, but they may also have sports, clubs, part time jobs, volunteer work, internships, family or household responsibilities–and on top of that they still also need time for a social life, and to rest. How can you help your teen manage their stress?
It’s the day before your scheduled therapy session, and you’ve had a great week! So when you start to think about what you want to talk about in session and you can’t come up with anything, does that mean you should cancel?
ERP, or Exposure and Response Prevention, is a type of therapy that is commonly used to treat OCD. ERP has actually been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, along with medication.
While the way obsessive compulsive disorder presents in children isn’t totally separate from the way it presents in adults, there are some unique ways it shows up in children to be aware of. Especially since, unlike adults, children may not be able to recognize when a thought is irrational or obsessive.
Play is something we tend to think of as being for children only, but really anyone with a brain can benefit from play. Play can help release hormones that lower stress, facilitate happiness, prevent depression, and even improve your cognitive abilities. Some studies even show that regularly making time for play can improve your physical health by lowering your risk for heart disease.
If you are someone looking to support someone in your life who struggles with substance misuse it’s important to recognize the dangerous effects stigma can have on those who struggle with substance use disorder, and address it when it comes up. In this post are 5 other ways you can support those in your life who struggle with substance misuse or substance use disorder.
How to Talk to Your Child About Sex Parenting can be a source of great joy and fulfillment, but it can also lead to some really interesting conversations. Kids have a knack for asking questions in a blunt way that can sometimes...
While the goal of perfect attendance awards may be to motivate students to consistently come to school–and therefore hopefully learn to value education–the reality of them is that they don’t work! And, actually, they can cause more harm than good for students–both those who win them and those who don’t.
What are intrusive thoughts? Do you ever have thoughts that disturb or upset you? Ones that are completely unwelcome, and not something that you would ever choose to think or act on for yourself? These are called intrusive...
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