Children and Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much?

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, parents are trying to figure out how much screen time children should be using while at home. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, children 8-12 years old average almost 6 hours of screen time a day and [...]

How to Combat Isolation During Coronavirus

I like to think that out of adversity, we can create positives—whether more family time, quiet time, going outdoors, being creative. Practicing good hygiene and social distancing are ways we can feel proactive in response to health concerns as severe as COVID-19 or simply the common [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:30:06+00:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Parenting|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 and receive care and compassion. It models trust, fairness, consistency and [...]

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, late bedtimes, entertainment, no homework, a lax of chores, and [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:53:37+00:00January 30th, 2016|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 Children’s Program, was a gracious host at this event. Jerry Moe, National Director [...]

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. For more information, please visit: http://www.bfckids.org About Betty Ford Center With more than 100,000 alumni [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:07:08+00:00November 4th, 2015|Categories: Children, Parenting, Psychological Disorders|Tags: , |0 Comments

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," says Barbara Pedalino, Doctor of Psychology. Overweight children get sick more often [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:09:35+00:00November 4th, 2015|Categories: Bullying, Children, Parenting, Psychological Disorders|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Little Things That Matter

Have you ever felt that life was so busy, that it was hard to find time to enjoy the little things in life that truly matter? It is never too late to learn about balance and how to prioritize your values. [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:52:53+00:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Children, Depression, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

Back to school emotions tend to exacerbate psychological problems. Anxiety, depression, and excitement are intertwined. Imagine students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) with all these emotions. What might be visible is ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), irritability, bullying, negative self-esteem, and social issues. This would compound [...]