Author Archives: Laurie

New Autism Research!

I am always amazed by the ever growing body of knowledge that research provides us! This Newsweek article address new blood tests that can identify bio-markers that are linked to autism. The interview/article is quick to point out that this … Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Look at ADHD

I think most of us would say we are familiar with what ADHD is. We probably picture a little boy running wild, unable to sit still, disrupting a classroom and just plain tearing things up.  I would also guess that … Continue reading

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When You Are Feeling Anxious

A big test. Talking with the boss about a raise. The first day at school. Moving to a new place. There are many legitimate reasons for feeling ‘anxious’. But sometimes anxiety becomes more than just the day-to-day concerns and start … Continue reading

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Which Came First The Cell Phone or Feeling Isolated?

Most of us have seen and experienced children, teens and even adults who are so attached their technology that the rest of their lives are diminished. It is alarming when entire families sitting at the table together are all engaged … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Deal with ‘Acting Out’

We have all seen it. A kiddo who is dealing with something that may be challenging or frustrating and they just lose it. but they may throw things, lash out, yell, cry or even just curl up in a ball … Continue reading

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Anxiety Can Happen to Anyone

We all have our challenges. We do. We just do. Young or old. Tall or short. Slim or curvy. Financially secure or living on the edge. There are those that are more resilient and there are those who may need … Continue reading

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New Study Highlights Why Good Interventions Are So Important

It is not hard to understand that kids and teens dealing with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors if they are not guided in a better direction. They will look for … Continue reading

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When ‘Worry’ is Something to Worry About

Come on! We all worry at times. Am I going to be late? Did I remember to lock the back door? Am I going to run out of gas? Are the kids ok? How did I do on the test? … Continue reading

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Senior’s Program

The number of ‘elderly’ in our population is growing rapidly. With increasing health care technology, the average life expectancy has steadily climbed to nearly 79 years of age. This brings many important issues into play. How do we support this … Continue reading

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ADHD/ODD and Aggression

Parents and care-givers dread the phone call telling them that their child is in trouble at school again. Parent-Teacher conferences and IEP meetings can be disheartening at best when parents/care-givers hear about how their sweet, funny, smart child is aggressive … Continue reading

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