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Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Now fully revised and updated, this workbook offers proven-effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to help you find emotional balance and live the life you want. Read more »

Why Kids Who Learn and Think Differently Might Feel Lonely

But research shows that kids who learn and think differently are more likely than their peers to struggle with loneliness. And they often have a harder time dealing with those feelings when they have them. Read more »

Is Your Child Lonely?

Over two-thirds of the 11-17 year olds surveyed by Mental Health America felt stressed out about loneliness. Read more »

Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids With Learning Disabilities

When kids are diagnosed with a learning disability we naturally worry about how it will affect their school performance. What we often don’t think about, but should, is how having a learning disability may affect children emotionally. Read more »

When a Child Won’t Go to School

School avoidance has become a major issue, exacerbated by long periods of distance learning and isolation. What causes school avoidance? How does it show up in kids and how can parents effectively support their children in getting back to the classroom? Read more »

What is Parent Coaching? Do I Need It?

by Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Clinical Director and Licensed Psychologist at CHC

Let’s face it: parenting is hard. As a parent or caregiver, your goal is to raise your children to be healthy, happy, successful adults, but the road to get there is filled with twists and turns. It’s hard to know if you are making the right choices along the way, and the path may look different for each child. Read more »

‘The Best Tool We Have’ for Self-Harming and Suicidal Teens

Parents seeking therapy for teenagers who self-harm or suffer from anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts face an imposing thicket of treatment options and acronyms: cognitive behavioral therapy (C.B.T.), parent management training (P.M.T.), collaborative assessment and management of suicidality (CAMS), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and others.

Each approach can benefit a particular subset of people. But for teenagers at acute risk for self-harm and suicide, health experts and researchers increasingly point to dialectical behavior therapy, or D.B.T., as an effective treatment. Read more »

School Avoidance: My Tween Won’t Go to School

Fear of going to school was first called “school phobia” in 1941 (Johnson et al.,1941). Today it is known as school refusal or school avoidance, defined as: when a child does not fully attend school and has no reasonable or justifiable circumstances for the absence. Read more »

School Refusal: When a Child Won’t Go to School

The transition back to school each fall is challenging for many families. But some children and teens feel so much emotional distress that they may repeatedly balk at attending school or staying there — a problem known as school refusal, or school avoidance if it occurs consistently. Read more »

What Are the Signs of School Refusal?

School refusal is a term used to describe the signs of anxiety a school-aged child has and his or her refusal to go to school. It is also called school avoidance or school phobia. It can be seen in different types of situations. Read more »

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