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March 27, 2017
The Adolescent Brain: Why Executive Functioning in Teens Is a Challenge
Teenagers are convinced they are ready to take the reins, no longer wanting to be held back by overly-cautious adults who don’t really "get it," who don’t understand the urgency of whatever situation is brewing at that moment.

March 27, 2017
How to Stay In Control: Let Your Kid Have The Last Word

Ending a heated conversation with your child can be tricky. The next time you are in this situation, ask yourself: Have I made my point? What would happen if I ended the conversation and walked away? Kids are masters at keeping an argument going. Walking away from the discussion and letting them have the last word is hard to do!

March 27, 2017
3 Parenting Reminders for Managing Negative Thoughts

Parenting is tough. We speak to many people every day who are struggling with challenging parenting issues. It’s easy and normal to get caught up in negative thoughts about yourself and your family.

Life is a journey and sometimes we need guidance, someone to help show us the way, or just to help us see the way. The way that is there before us but we just can't quite see...a little nudge here...a little suggestion there.

Some guidance...to make it become clear, to make it easier, to make it better. Guidance to help us be better to our friends, to our family, to ourselves, and most importantly...to our children.

 

 Skipper L Harvey, PsyD     

 

 

Did you know?

Let’s face it…all children misbehave sometimes. One of the questions that we frequently ask ourselves when our children are engaging in unwanted behaviors is, “Why?” A child’s behavior almost always serves some type of purpose for that child; however, when you find yourself with more questions than answers it may be time to consider a more serious condition such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. ODD is defined by a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate levels of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures. Children with this disorder are best served by a licensed mental health professional who can provide both individual and family therapy.

ODD - A Guide For Families