Loss is a central theme to adoption, and it is experienced by all constellation members. Losses must be acknowledged, validated, and grieved in order to heal and move forward. If losses are not grieved, the ongoing hurt and pain will negatively impact one’s ability to function and form healthy attachments. Read more ›
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Written by Vibha Pathak, Occupational Therapist, OTD, OTR/L
Every morning Marsha, age 10, wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and it is a battle to get to school on time.
After multiple reminders to brush her teeth, change her clothes, eat her breakfast and pack her school bag, Marsha drags her feet and asks her mom if she can stay home today. Read more ›
ADHD often occurs with other disorders. Many children with ADHD have other disorders as well as ADHD, such as behavior or conduct problems, learning disorders, anxiety and depression.
The combination of ADHD with other disorders often presents extra challenges for children, parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Read more ›
Written by Alexa Boubalos, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at CHC
Explosive behavior. Rage. Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aggression. Property destruction.
Having a child with any of these behaviors can be a challenging experience. And while all children tend to act out from time to time, children with disruptive behavior disorders have persistent patterns of behavioral challenges that occur across settings and are much more extreme than other kids their age. Read more ›
Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. It is important to remember that many disorders like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, do occur during childhood. In fact, many adults who seek treatment reflect back on how these disorders affected their childhood and wish that they had received help sooner. Read more ›
Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more ›
As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. Read more ›