Category Archives: In my opinion

Eating Disorders and Impulsivity

For some people the saying ‘No one can eat just one’ is more true than for others. And we all wonder why. A new study suggests this failure of self-control is a form of impulsive behavior that is a result of … Continue reading

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The Social and Emotional Education of our Children

YES, our children need to learn certain academic material in order to be competitive in the work place and as they consider college. BUT, as American education focuses more and more on “Common Core” academic standards they are moving further … Continue reading

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Special needs kids AND their families need our understanding

Though I think we have come a long way in our understanding and ability to be compassionate when it comes to kids with special needs, we still have a long way to go. In this article several moms share their personal … Continue reading

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Please Welcome Kelsey and Ransom to our Team!

We are happy to announce the addition of Kelsey Mammen, QMHA and her wonderful horse Ransom to our program. Kelsey graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English-Writing. She is currently pursuing her certification as a … Continue reading

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Cause and Affect?

More interesting research this time find a link between ‘energy drinks’ and mental health/addiction issues in teens. The study does say that they are not sure what the link is. I would propose that the link is actually the reverse – … Continue reading

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A Link Between Childhood Abuse and Adult ADHD

Interesting new research is pointing to a correlation between childhood abuse and adult ADHD. However, what I find most interesting is that there is also research that indicates that we may, in some cases, be misdiagnosing PTSD, as ADHD. Depending on when childhood … Continue reading

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Tip of the week 3.3.14

Don’t dwell on unwinnable conflicts Move on. The problems you spend your time and energy on should be both important and improvable. Otherwise, you are better off moving on to things you can change. There are so many things going … Continue reading

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When Foster Kids “Age Out” of the System

Recently my good friend, Joseph Galata, Executive Director for Sierra Association of Foster Families, has been talking about the many homeless young people he has met who were in foster care before ‘aging out’ of the system. It is a … Continue reading

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If we know better we do better

Most of us know that women should not drink or take drugs (even some prescription drugs) while pregnant. From physical issues to learning impairment and even severe cognitive challenges, children who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol while in … Continue reading

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Interesting Juxtaposition of articles regarding autism

So I’m getting ready to do this blog and I go in to review the articles I have set aside to read. The first article “Autism Costs Average $17,000 yearly for Each Child…” appears on MedicineNet.com and talks about the hight … Continue reading

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