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Can We Talk? The Psychology of Communication.

Published in the Desert Health News: May-June Do you struggle to be understood, yet often feel misunderstood? Communication is a basic skill, yet there are some subtle nuances that can raise your odds for success. There are three basic concepts to regard for effective communication: What [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:19:03+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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:  Not Just Child’s Play: Using Play therapy with Teens. The concept [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:42:53+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Children, Relationship, Teens|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 refers to our personal physical space. It is readily [...]

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

It Happens to Boys

What Makes Boys Afraid to Tell About Sexual Abuse? 1. Boys are under the assumption that they should be able to protect themselves. If someone takes advantage of them they feel it is their own fault, they should have been stronger. 2. Boys feel they won’t be believed. [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:33:45+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Children, Teens|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 [...]

Coping with Financial Stress During the Holidays

"Bah Humbug" When finances are limited, it is understandable to feel saddened that holidays are celebrated differently than you had hoped. Your traditions may be sacrificed. Wrapped presents may be sparse. Your self-esteem may be diminished.   This article by Dr. Barbara Pedalino was published in The [...]

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