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Michigan Parenting Tips: De-escalating ODD Behaviors

Michigan Parenting Tips: De-escalating ODD Behaviors

Dealing with the oppositional defiant disorder is a difficult task for any parent. Even with extensive family counseling, it’s hard to learn how to accommodate the thinking patterns of a child with ODD. Nevertheless, this is a condition that affects as much as 16% of...

Anger Management For Michigan Parents With ODD Children

Anger Management For Michigan Parents With ODD Children

The day-to-day struggles of having a child with the oppositional defiant disorder can wear down on a person over time. Even the strongest parents have their breaking points, and it’s real easy to lash out at a child who doesn’t seem to understand or respect your...

What You Can Do To Improve Michigan Bullying Statistics

What You Can Do To Improve Michigan Bullying Statistics

The National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment say that a child is bullied every 7 minutes in America, and 85% of that bullying occurs with no intervention. Unfortunately, Michigan has one of the highest rates of bullying in the country, across...

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatments

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatments

If your child has been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), there are several treatment options you may explore for your child. Because ODD covers a wide range of emotions, behaviors, and reactions, your child’s ODD treatment should be tailored to fit...

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Even the sweetest children in the world go through a stage of defiance at some point in their childhood. This may last a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks, but eventually, it goes away. For some children though, the need to be defiant goes beyond traditional...

5 Ways To Boost Your Child’s Social Skills

5 Ways To Boost Your Child’s Social Skills

Social development is a crucial part of a child’s growth. Some children are naturally more adaptive to social settings than others, but all children need to learn social skills early on. This will help them understand appropriate ways to talk to people, touch people,...

Counseling Techniques For Children Of Divorce

Counseling Techniques For Children Of Divorce

Children of divorce often struggle to adjust to their new lives after their parents officially separate. Divorce is one of the biggest reasons for child counseling here at Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers, in addition to child anxiety, childhood depression,...

Helping Grieving Children Cope With Loss

Helping Grieving Children Cope With Loss

Grief is a complex process that we all go through in different ways. For children, it can be particularly difficult to understand the loss of a loved one and deal with the emotional rollercoaster that follows. The goal in many of our child counseling appointments is...

Causes Of Childhood Depression

Causes Of Childhood Depression

In the first part of this discussion, we identified signs of childhood depression that may alert you as a parent. For this next section, we will be exploring some common causes of childhood depression that will help you better understand what your child is going...

Signs Of Childhood Depression

Signs Of Childhood Depression

Childhood depression is a significant problem in America that often goes unnoticed and untreated. The American Counseling Association reports that 8.1% of children age 12 to 17 suffer from a major depressive episode, but 75% of children with behavioral and emotional...