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Four things you can do to support your teen’s mental health

Four things you can do to support your teen’s mental health

Show your teenager love and care, while looking after yourself. Read the original article here. Whether you and your teen are getting along well or having challenges, it is important to show that you love and support them, that you can help them navigate tough times...

Tips for Reducing Your Child’s Screen Time

Tips for Reducing Your Child’s Screen Time

Too much screen time can have a negative impact on your child. From temper tantrums to social withdrawal, there are variety of negative consequences associated with technology. This isn’t to say that your child can’t watch TV or play video games on occasion, but it...

Tips for Maintaining a School Night Routine

Tips for Maintaining a School Night Routine

In the first part of this guide, we discussed how to create a school night routine. Now we are going to focus on maintaining that routine and making it a consistent habit. Your children may be resistant at first, but they will ultimately feel better and perform better...

Setting a School Night Routine | Family Counseling in Michigan

Setting a School Night Routine | Family Counseling in Michigan

Now that the school season has started, it’s time to get everyone on a routine. You may have spent the summers staying up late and sleeping in as a family, but the school year requires a bit more structure. Here are some tips for setting a school night routine,...

Barbie: An Unexpected Spokesperson for Children’s Mental Health

Barbie: An Unexpected Spokesperson for Children’s Mental Health

Barbie once represented the “perfect” female figure, with unrealistic body proportions that made young girls hate what they saw in the mirror. Over the last decade though, Mattel has completely transformed Barbie’s image to showcase the beauty in all shapes and sizes....

How to Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity (Part 2)

How to Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Watch Your Child’s Social Media Activity This is a topic that receives some controversy. Some parents believe it is important for children to have their privacy. This allows them to form independent opinions and feel a sense of responsibility....

How to Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity (Part 1)

How to Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity (Part 1)

Children are born with technology at their fingertips. They learn how to use computers, smartphones, and tablets at a very early age, preparing them for life in the modern world. This constant access to the internet comes with consequences though. Children may be...

The 3 C’s of Behavior

The 3 C’s of Behavior

Normally we would never strive for C’s, but for this, hear me out.  It’s pretty common that as a parent and a therapist, I find myself repeating requests, directions, commands, etc.  There’s a multitude of reasons this may take place.  For example, someone is not...

Stress Management for Children

Stress Management for Children

If you were to tell someone that you were “stressed out,” the other person may not think twice about trying to understand where you were coming from. Kids under 12 years of age may not get this level of understanding about their stress because many deem their lives as...

Do Fidget Spinners Help ADHD? ADHD Treatment In Michigan

Do Fidget Spinners Help ADHD? ADHD Treatment In Michigan

Fidget spinners are the hottest new toy to hit the market. Stores and manufacturers alike are promoting these devices as tools for ADHD treatment, autism treatment, anxiety treatment, and much more. The question is: do they actually work? Will fidget spinners reduce...