Monthly Archives: July 2014

When a child’s or teen’s behavior is no long ‘acting up’

Yes, all kids, at one time or another, misbehave. Even well behaved kids get tired, have a bad day or get pushed too hard and all of sudden we see a side of them that surprises us. But when is … Continue reading

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Nice story about a program similar to ours…

I always like seeing when other programs are doing good work with horses. This story out of Omaha, NE again shows how work with horses can help in so many ways. We work with children as young as 4, teens, … Continue reading

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Other options for dealing with ADHD

The number of kids diagnosed with ADHD are climbing (1 in 10) but it seems that we have not really come up with too many new or effective ways of addressing this often extremely challenging disorder. The most common treatment … Continue reading

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Trust Your Gut

Most all of us have heard this saying. The idea is that if we listen to our gut we are more in tune with our feelings. Well there may really be much more to this than we have thought. In … Continue reading

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A Growing Teen Crisis

A new survey finds that┬ádepression is the number 1 cause of illness and disability in teens worldwide. And, though the exact cause is difficult to pinpoint, “Mental health experts have identified a number of reasons for the rise, ranging from … Continue reading

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ADHD/PTSD What happens when they look the same

I have written on this subject before. I have shared personal experiences; my dad dying when I was very young and being diagnosed with ADHD, only to be pretty sure from a place of adult perspective that I probably was … Continue reading

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When chronological age does not match maturity

One of the most common questions we ask children when we meet them is “how old are you?” We ask this as if it will give us magical insights into who the child is, but in reality it only tells … Continue reading

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Serious Consequences of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

The damage done by prenatal alcohol exposure can be devastating. From low birth weight and birth complications to cognitive challenges, children exposed to drugs (including nicotine!) and/or alcohol while in the womb may carry the burden the rest of their … Continue reading

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