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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

What is Pediatric Bipolar Disorder?

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. A mixed episode has both manic [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:12:36+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Bipolar Disorder, Children, Teens|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 ten-year-old son Charlie for therapy. They described his sleepless nights, endless energy, and [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:49:01+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Bipolar Disorder, Children, Teens|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Desert Health News Article

This is an excerpt from an article I had published in The Desert Health News: Anxiety is described as worries of academic challenges, whether they will be liked, and uncertainty about their teacher’s temperament. When anxiety seems overly intense and symptoms manifest such as separation anxiety [...]

By |2020-06-26T18:11:59+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What To Be When You Grow Up

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward What would you like to be when you grow up? A Fire Chief? Teacher? Carpenter? Soldier? Web designer? Pilot? President??? Selecting a career path [...]

By |2020-06-26T18:17:04+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Anxiety, Teens|Tags: , , |0 Comments