THE LIFELONG IMPACT OF PARENTING The most important messages we can convey as parents are promoting a sense of security and the feeling of unconditional love. Positive parenting provides a buffer against adversity. It teaches us how to respectfully give… Read More »THE LIFELONG IMPACT OF PARENTING
USING PLAY THERAPY WITH TEENS On Friday May 20, I attended the 2016 Southern California Regional Play Therapy Conference held in Rancho Cucamonga and sponsored by the California Association for Play Therapy. Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT-S, presented a workshop entitled:… Read More »USING PLAY THERAPY WITH TEENS
PROPRIOCEPTION: OUR PERSONAL SPACE As a member of the Desert Sands Student Advisory Program (SAP), I attended a meeting Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Betty Ford Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage. One of the topics discussed concerned proprioception, which… Read More »PROPRIOCEPTION: OUR PERSONAL SPACE
When Children Feel Entitled Now that the holidays are over, some parents have begun noticing an unanticipated change in their children. Consider how endowed these children were during the holidays, not only in terms of presents but also yummy treats,… Read More »When Children Feel Entitled
Children’s Program of the Betty Ford Center Monday October 19, 2015 I attended a luncheon at the Children’s Program of the Betty Ford Center to commemorate significant milestones reached this year along with new developments. Helene Photias, Manager of the… Read More »Children’s Program of the Betty Ford Center
Betty Ford Center Children’s Program Explains Addiction to Kids All Children’s Programs are open to the public. Parents do not have to be patients at the Betty Ford Center in order for their children to participate in the Children’s Program.… Read More »Betty Ford Center Children’s Program Explains Addiction to Kids
Overweight Children Suffer In Health And Grades Excerpt From KESQ Channel 3 Experts say food high in fat and sugar deprive the mind, making it difficult to concentrate and retain information. “Children who are overweight are often missing good nutrition,”… Read More »Overweight Children Suffer In Health And Grades
What is Pediatric Bipolar Disorder? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder is explained in the following way: Bipolar mood changes are called “mood episodes.” Your child may have manic episodes, depressive episodes, or “mixed” episodes.… Read More »What is Pediatric Bipolar Disorder?