Teaching Kids to Use Technology Responsibly

One of the issues magnified by online learning since the beginning of COVID-19 was how kids use technology. Suddenly, households with very regulated technology use were forced to allow their kids to be online for hours every single day.  With nowhere to go and unable to see friends in person, kids resorted to excessive use […]

Understanding the Obsessions of Kids With Autism

One of the manifestations of autism is what we commonly refer to as obsessions. For a long time, it was believed that these obsessions were due to co-occurring obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD.)  However, repetitive behaviors and psychological obsessions are actually part of how the minds of people with autism function. Learning to understand behaviors that some […]

Offering Choices to Kids to Avoid Power Struggles

Just seeing the term “power struggle” probably makes us reach for the migraine medicine. Part of being a teenager is breaking free of parents and others to become their own person.  However, since their brains are not fully developed until the age of 25, teenagers still need guidance in areas such as decision making, planning, […]

How to Be a Mental Health Role Model for Your Kids

Mental health is becoming a more popular topic of discussion today. You may be wondering how you can ensure your child is aware of the importance of mental health. They should also know that they have a solid support system should they face any troubles. Mental health is often something that young adults address as […]