Why Wait? Why Summer is a Good Time to Connect to the Right Resources

  Every summer most therapists who work with children and adolescents see a noticeable dip in their caseloads.  Kids go to camp, families go on vacation, or they just want to take a break from their usual routines.  For many families, their children’s problems seem to occur mainly in the school environment, so when schoolContinue reading “Why Wait? Why Summer is a Good Time to Connect to the Right Resources”

Finding Balance over the Summer

No school, lighter schedules, and fewer responsibilities can mean more idle time- much different from our usual, busy routines. Couple this with hot weather, and kids can become bored, tired, irritable, and so on. Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it can get to be too much- and long before school returnsContinue reading “Finding Balance over the Summer”

“Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously

Most people have heard the term “gateway drug”, which is synonymous with marijuana.  The idea is that use of marijuana eventually leads to use of other, “harder” drugs. In my work I have seen this to be true the vast majority of the time.  Still, this term is often misunderstood. People often deny that there is any such thing as aContinue reading ““Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously”

Is Cyberschool Right for My Child?

*I thought about taking this post down due to the number of angry responses I’ve gotten, but decided to just add a note here instead. I have received some good feedback, some of which has been educational for me.  I wrote this 5 years ago (it’s 2018 now), and wrote it from the perspective ofContinue reading “Is Cyberschool Right for My Child?”

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