Back-to-School Savings on All Children’s Programs

Children’s Program Back-to-School Savings Starts Now

 

From now to August 31st:

New Children’s Program Package – $50.00 off!
Children’s Program Retest Package – $25.00 off!

Neurogistics Children's Programs are now on sale for back-to-school

Parents! The first day of school is just around the corner. The transition back to the classroom, tests, and homework can be too much for many children. We want all of our kids to feel focused, confident, and excited when headed back to class. This is the perfect time to save with our Back-to-School Special! The more balanced your child’s brain is the better their school year will be.  So let’s set them up for academic, emotional, and behavioral success by testing now! You can learn more about how The Neurogistics Children’s Program can help your child by clicking here.

How to Order

If you are new to our Children’s Program, please click here to route to our home page, and click on the “Get Started” button.  To ensure enrollment in our Children’s Program, enter the practitioner ID – ‘BALANCE’ when prompted.  For retest orders, simply order a retest through your child’s online account.  If you already have a pending retest, please contact our office to order over the phone.  Our toll free number is 888-257-9068 for questions please email childquestion@neurogistics.com.
This special cannot be applied to pending or recently processed orders.
Take advantage the Neurogistics Children's program back-to-school special with a sale on all test kits

Back-to-School Tips

 

The transition back-to-school can be challenging for children and their parents.  The more support they have for their brains and their environments the more successful their school year will be.  Try these tips from our Child Therapist – Emily Roberts, MA LPC,  to help your family feel confident about the upcoming school year.

1. Organize Effectively

Help your child prepare for the upcoming school year today. Use a visual cue such as a calender to show them when they will be going back, what activities they have (note the days and time) and ask them what they want to put on the calender, get them invested in the process. As school assignments pour in, pick a time each day to sit with your child and put the due dates on here too. It helps feel secure and safe, and sets them up for learning how to organize their life.

2. Snack Smart

Have healthy snacks on hand that can enhance focus and prevent meltdowns is easier than you think. Make sure that the snack contains a protein, carbohydrate, and healthy fat. This combination is imperative for cognitive functioning and blood sugar stability, which means better moods! Many prepackaged and portable foods contain additives, dyes and more sugar than a can of soda. Try these smart snacks to boost brain power.

3. Sleep Tight

For a seamless transition back to school students of all ages need a consistent sleep schedule (adults do too). Studies show that back to school success correlates with a proper sleep cycle. Enough sleep means higher test scores, better behavior and more focus. How do you get your little learner back to bright and early mornings? This Back-to-Bedtime Post has you covered.

We wish all of you the best back-to-school year yet!

In Good Health,

Neurogistics Corporation

65 total views, no views today

Lack of Sleep Leads to Depression in Teens

Many teenagers have irregular or disrupted sleep patterns. Their brains are growing fast and they need quality sleep to restore the body, consolidate memory, and allow further brain development. Not getting enough sleep is often brushed off as just “typical adolescent behavior” but research indicates that lack of sleep is related to depression. » Read more..

386 total views, 2 views today

Is Sugar Making You Stupid?

Your sweet tooth make be affecting more than just your diet. Sugar can actually change your brain—and not in a healthy way. New research shows that certain foods, especially ones high in sugar and glucose, can damage brain health. Your memory, your neurotransmitters, and overall brain structure can be permanently changed with too much of the sweet stuff. » Read more..

462 total views, no views today

What You Need to Know About Hydration and Brain Health

Help Your Brain By Staying Hydrated

The easiest way to get healthier fast is with good old fashioned water. Sounds easy right? But most of America is chronically dehydrated; leading to more than just a little dry mouth. Water plays a vital role in every aspect of our bodies. Studies have shown that most people are always partially dehydrated. This means that their brain is working considerably below its capacity and potential. Scary, right? » Read more..

448 total views, no views today

Smaller Brains and Shorter Fuses Found in Traumatized Children

Research shows that chronic neglect and abuse represent a profound threat to a child’s brain development.  Their brains are smaller and their fuses are shorter, emotional wiring doesn’t connect properly. It is biologically necessary to turn to caregivers for food, comfort and other basic needs. When these needs aren’t met, the lack of care sets off a biological stress response. Even before birth a flood of hormones can damage key areas of the brain. The brain is wired to be in a stress response before they even take their first breath. » Read more..

171 total views, 1 views today

How Secondhand Stress Effects Your Health

Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Do you ever feel exhausted or anxious after spending time with a stressed-out person? Maybe your friend is dealing with work-related worry or your child is struggling with school work. Whatever the case may be, those around you can cause secondhand stress. Research is proving it’s even more powerful than we once thought; resulting in chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression. » Read more..

293 total views, 1 views today

Happiness Handbooks: 4 Books To Help You Finally Feel Happy

Self-help, happiness, and fixing negative thinking patterns is a big business these days. Chances are you have spent time in the self-help aisle of your bookstore; researched a perfect pill for your symptoms; or a professional who will help you finally achieve that blissful life you’ve been seeking. The problem is that many of your thoughts and behaviors have been hardwired in your brain for years, so it takes both a biological and environmental change in order to get the happy results you desire. » Read more..

580 total views, no views today

Help Your Child Stay Focused and Confident With Our Summer Special

Congratulations on surviving another academic year! As the school year comes to a close, children face many strong emotions. The transition into summer can be very difficult for them, and anxiety often manifests itself in their behaviors and in their brains. Testing your child’s neurotransmitter levels with our summer special will help them transition into the summer months with ease, and head back to class feeling confident! Focus issues, behavioral problems, and learning challenges can all be due to an imbalanced brain, don’t wait until next year, help them now. » Read more..

833 total views, 2 views today

Blame Your “Hangry” Mood on Blood Sugar and Brain Chemistry

hangry

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that being hungry can cause extreme mood swings and greater impulsivity in many people.  The study found that spouses are more likely to have arguments and marital dissatisfaction when they are feeling hangry—a term for the angry feeling that comes on when someone is feeling hungry.

“Hungry people are cranky people,” says the lead author Brad Bushman, Ph.D. “When you’re hungry, your body goes into a fight-or-flight response to help you hunt for food,” he says. “It becomes a vicious cycle: The adrenaline mobilizes the body’s sugar to fuel your search for food, but eventually you feel very depleted and get hungry. Then the whole cycle starts all over again.” This doesn’t just fix itself once you satisfy your grumbling tummy.  The cycle often continues, or people reach for the wrong foods.

Often the first thing people want to do when they’re feeling depleted is to eat something sweet.  Your serotonin is also running low which makes that cookie look more attractive than ever. However, the sugar will cause an insulin spike quickly followed crash, which will leave you feeling frustrated and moody.

768 total views, no views today

End of School Stress

school stress

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Children and adolescents alike can experience anxiety or discomfort around the end of a school year as they anticipate a change from routine and feel the stress of making the grades.  The anticipatory anxiety around the transition to a new routine and the fear of failing makes the end of the school year a particularly difficult time for many students. For the last nine months your child has had routine, formed relationships with his or her teachers and peers, and has had the safety in knowing what the next day will bring now. But now they have finals, farewells, and anxiety about their academic performance.

Many kids from elementary school, to high school seniors suffer from test anxiety and fear of failure.  The fear may be internal, or come from outside cues, but as parents you can help.

Here are some signs that your child may be anxious about their academic performance

  • Doesn’t want to go to school, especially on a test day
  • Cries or has melt-downs during the days leading up to a test
  • Changes eating and sleeping patterns
  • Obsessive thoughts about making good grades
  • Has stomach aches, loose bowel movements, nausea
  • Puts themselves down or calls themselves “stupid”
  • Has an upset stomach or a tension headache while doing homework
  • Performs well on practice tests but not on the real test
  • Angry, either at his or her loved ones, or directed at school, or themselves

How Can You Help?

Be honest with yourself. “Am I the contributor or supporter?” Some parents unwittingly heap stress on their kids by talking frequently about tests and sending the message that they measure their child’s worth in terms of grades and test scores. Some parents think that if they don’t push their kids, they are being irresponsible. But pushing them while they are stressed and anxious, instead of guiding and assisting them, will only create more anxiety.  They need your support, not another teacher or coach.

Practice validation and empathy. Using empathy to try and identify what they are feeling can be a huge relief to a stressed out child. If your son comes in pouting try “hey buddy it looks like you had a rough day, wanna talk about it?” instead of “you have to get to baseball or get started on homework.”  Validate why they may be feeling this way,“ I know it’s the end of the year, and I bet it’s pretty overwhelming, thinking about tests and what we are going to do this summer.” If they are not answering you or you feel stuck try this simple phrase: “Can you help me understand how you are feeling?”

Help them relax. Lori Lite founder of Stress Free Kids, has great tools and free downloads for parents and teachers to reduce anxiety.  She says “A powerful stress buster for test taking is positive self-talk. Anxiety can be lowered and confidence boosted with this simple technique.”  Here are some examples of positive self-talk that can be used before and during tests.

  • When angry or stressed, I take deep slow breaths
  • I am calm, focused, and smart
  • I am relaxed and alert
  • I calmly trust my knowledge
  • I know the answer to this question and I will look at it again in a few minutes
  • I am smart and relaxed

Make sure they are getting enough sleep. As parents, you can help your student stay confident and can create a calm environment, even at night.  Encourage books shut and computer off by a reasonable hour, 1-2 hours before bed. Distract from their studies by doing something as a family (their brains aren’t going to forget the information). Read a book, play a game or watch a TV show together.  Have a bedtime routine and try a guided bedtime relaxation to help get their mind off school and on to dreamland. If sleep is becoming an issue, where they are not getting the recommended hours for their age, it may be time to check in on their protocol and do a neurotransmitter test.  This is imperative to their school performance but more importantly their mood and behavior. For more on the importance of sleep and role it plays in your child’s mood click here.

Make sure they are eating every 3-4 hours. When blood sugar gets out of balance focus and mood follow—fast! They are going to need good snacks and foods that fuel their brain. Aim to have protein with each snack and avoid junk food, dyes, and too many carbohydrates, as it will put your little one into foggy thinking mode.  Coconut oil can be a great way to keep your blood sugar stable, just a spoonful afterschool can help your kiddo stay focused.

Next week we will discuss the trouble with transitioning to summer and how you can help your child manage the change confidently.

1,534 total views, 18 views today

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.