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… Read More »Children and Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much?
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
MARIJUANA: MYTHS AND MANAGEMENT June 20, 2016 : I attended a presentation on Marijuana: Myths and Management at the Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, CA. The presenter, Jan Copeland, Ph.D. from South Wales, Australia, related a variety of statistics, including… Read More »MARIJUANA: MYTHS AND MANAGEMENT
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
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
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?
Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder Some parents question whether their child might have Bipolar Disorder. He has moments of being affectionate, then suddenly he transformed to being mean-spirited. Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder Parents brought their… Read More »Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder