Category Archives: Mental Health

ADHD and Educational Challenges

Parents and caregivers of children living with ADHD know that life can be hard. Morning ‘routines’ need to be monitored (even though there is a chart!) to make sure that the child gets up, gets dresses, brushes their teeth, has … Continue reading

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When You Are Dealing With More Than Just ADHD

When dealing with children/teens with ADHD it never seems ‘simple’ and research is showing that, in many cases it’s because there is more going on. This NEWS Medical Life Sciences article, Hardik Patel, M.Pharm takes a look at some of … Continue reading

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How Do We Help Our Teens?

Earlier today I read and shared on our Facebook page a tragic article about a local teenager who committed suicide. The statistics are more than alarming. These young lives are far to precious for us to let them end when … Continue reading

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What Can I do Now to Help My Child/Teen Prepare For School in the Fall

During the school year life can get very hectic and we watch our kiddos struggle to get through each day. We lament that there is not more time to slow down and see what we can do to help them. … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Just Want to Know How to Help

When friends and loved ones are struggling with anxiety we are often at a loss as to what we can do to help. We want to be there for them, but my fear that we will say or do the … Continue reading

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When it is NOT Just ‘Shyness’

Most of us have experienced moments of ‘shyness’ or times when we have felt challenged by a social situation. Maybe it’s a party where you don’t know many people or perhaps we are required to give an oral presentation. There … Continue reading

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We Need to Offer More Support

I don’t know if it is true or not, but it certainly seems to me that we are all experiencing more difficult and traumatic incidents in our lives. These are difficult times. In my own experience, my father died when … Continue reading

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Frightening Increase in Teen Suicide

The numbers are sad and scary. CBS reports on a new study showing that “Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among American adolescents”.  The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that the number of kids and teens … Continue reading

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Maybe it IS All in Your Head! The Neurobiologicals of ADHD

For years there has been lots of discussion about the ’causes’ of ADHD. Some believe that it is poor diet or other environmental exposures. Perhaps poor parenting. Maybe it is just ‘boys being boys’ (though, of course this doesn’t account … Continue reading

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How Clients Learn Resiliency Through Work With Horses

Not surprisingly, I could give you a long list of the things people can learn through work with horses, but today I want to share with you some thoughts on ‘resiliency’. In this article by Understood for learning & attention … Continue reading

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