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Treating Childhood Depression: How You Can Get Help

Treating Childhood Depression: How You Can Get Help

So far we have explored the signs of childhood depression and the causes of childhood depression. To wrap up our discussion, we are going to look into the various treatment options available for depression in children so you know what your options are as a parent. How...

Discipline Techniques For Adopted And Foster Children

Discipline Techniques For Adopted And Foster Children

In accordance with most state laws, foster parents and adoptive parents are not allowed to use corporal punishment to discipline their children. Spanking, slapping a child’s hand, washing a child’s mouth with soap, and other physical acts of discipline are not...

Identifying Your Child’s Currency

Identifying Your Child’s Currency

When it comes to rewarding and disciplining a child, you have to think about what the child’s individual “currency” is. This tactic is used by parents, teachers, and child development experts alike to effectively improve a child’s behavior and proactively prevent...

How Predictable Consequences Could Improve Your Parenting Strategies

How Predictable Consequences Could Improve Your Parenting Strategies

Most children go through stages of defiance at some point in their lives. Their opinions suddenly become more important than their parents, and they choose to misbehave as a result of it. Many of the children that we work in child counseling misbehave at school or at...

Childhood Abuse: What is it, what are the effects, and what can you do?

Childhood Abuse: What is it, what are the effects, and what can you do?

Often times we think of abuse as something that happens to those who are poor, less educated, or just “not me”. Sometimes, we deny that abuse has ever happened to us because it “just doesn’t fit” and we believe that facing the truth will be too painful.   We continue...

Why Is My Child Getting Bad Grades? Part 3

Why Is My Child Getting Bad Grades? Part 3

Continued from Part 2  Anxiety And Depression (Continued) What You Can Do About It Your child’s anxiety treatment may consist of professional counseling, medications, or a combination of the two. Some forms of depression and anxiety can be conquered by identifying the...

Why Is My Child Getting Bad Grades? Part 2

Why Is My Child Getting Bad Grades? Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD Or ADHD) Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affect a wide range of children in the United States. Approximately 11% of children between the ages of 4 and 17 have...

Why Is My Child Getting Bad Grades? Part 1

Why Is My Child Getting Bad Grades? Part 1

All parents want their children to succeed in school. When a problem arises, most parents automatically start questioning, “Why is my child getting bad grades?” This may be a result of laziness or improper teaching, but it could also be the result of a mental or...

Common Types Of Bullying Your Child May Experience

Common Types Of Bullying Your Child May Experience

A person’s reaction to abuse is often triggered by the nature of the abuse itself. Bullying is no different. There are several different types of bullying that your child may experience in school, and each of them could lead to unique warning signs and responses. By...

Bullying Awareness & Prevention

Bullying Awareness & Prevention

For many, the beginning of the school year brings happiness and excitement. In order for these positive feelings to continue throughout the year, education and awareness are necessary to protect and prevent our youth from bullying. Children and teens need to feel safe...