self-injurious behavior

How Can I Replace My SIBs to Cope in Healthy Ways?

Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) can be maladaptive ways of coping with stress and intense emotions. Some people exhibiting SIBs might experience extreme changes in mood and struggle to regulate their emotions. They might resort to harmful behaviors as a way of relieving their emotional turmoil by cutting, burning, strangulation, head-banging, throwing themselves down to the ground, […]

Managing Symptoms of OCD

How Can I Manage Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or (OCD) can be detrimental to those suffering from the disorder. You may have a child who is suffering from these symptoms. You may also have some of the symptoms yourself and may need some help in minimizing your symptoms in order to be there for your child. OCD can be confusing and […]

Relapse Prevention

Helpful Solutions for Relapse Prevention Skills

Relapse prevention is one of the most critical aspects of recovery. While “relapse” is usually often associated with drug or alcohol addiction, you can apply the term to other maladaptive behaviors or issues. Relapse prevention can refer to coping skills that help keep a person from experiencing depression, anxiety, cutting, or other conditions. Keep in […]

Managing Anxiety

Simple Ways to Help Manage Your Anxiety

When our kids are dealing with struggles or feeling troubled, we may have our own feelings about their behaviors. We might start to feel guilty or upset at ourselves. Remember that these issues are not your fault. Behavioral and emotional issues can be resolved and worked on. They are not indications of failure on your […]