This week teen depression made the news in a positive way. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reports that all young people between the ages of 12 and 18 should be screened for depression. This means primary care doctors, including pediatricians and family physicians should screen adolescents routinely for depression.
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We’ve found 12 books that make great gifts no matter who you’re shopping for. All of these have healthy mind, body and spirit in mind. Whether there is a healthy eater, spiritual and mindfulness seeker, teen reader or parent on your list, these titles will be great presents. Give a gift that lasts longer than the holidays. These books help readers become healthier mentally, physically and spiritually. Maybe there is a title that would make a great gift for YOU too. What makes this even better? Less stress for you! You can give books as presents without leaving your computer and they arrive just in time for the holidays. » Read more..
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The Children’s & Teen Health Summit is for parents, caregivers and the children and teens they care for. This free, online conference will address a diverse buffet of topics during a week of interviews with leading experts in many health fields. Join our therapist Emily Roberts MA, LPC and 25 experts in mental health, pediatrics and wellness to learn how to improve the health and well-being of our children at The Children’s & Teen Health Summit. Come listen to The Children’s & Teen Health Summit for FREE and be inspired from September 14 – 20, 2015! Join the (R)evolution from the comfort of your home and learn invaluable information, as well as get some awesome free gifts from presenters. » Read more..
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Food sensitives can make going back to school challenging for parents, teachers and kiddos. Many parents take precautions if their child has been told by a pediatrician or health practitioner to stay away from particular foods. However, if a child doesn’t have anaphylaxis or break out in hives, it can be hard for many parents and school administrators to consider food damaging to your child’s health. You need precautions in place to make sure your child is safe and healthy during the school year.
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It’s that time of year again, back to school and back to schedules, homework and often stress. Before the first bell rings, there are some very important things to be in place to insure a successful transition back to class. Preparing for these things in advance can contribute to a positive and productive school experience for most children. » Read more..
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Mornings can be madness, but if you make a morning routine now, before the first day of school, they can be a whole lot easier. Making sure the kids are out the door with breakfast in their bellies, homework in their backpacks and their teeth brushed should be an Olympic event. It takes planning and practice to make morning routines run smoothly. » Read more..
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By Emily Roberts MA, LPC
There is a tremendous amount of research that shows how mindfulness is helpful for children and many adults. Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax get get in their bodies. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as help support the Central Nervous System. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help you and your child get calm and focused. » Read more..
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There are apps for everything these days. This includes helping your child calm down and learn skills to improve their behavior or manage intense emotions. Sometimes a little help is at the tip of our fingers, and can help you child better fast. Here are five apps to download now to help your child through his or her day or alleviate some of life’s stressful moments. » Read more..
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If you are a parent you need to get your hands on these new books. We love these three powerful books you and your family can benefit from. Bloom Parenting, Express Yourself and the Mindful Teen are remarkable reads to help you and your children feel their best. We are proud to be apart of Bloom parenting and our therapist Emily Roberts wrote Express Yourself. These books will changes lives so get your hands on them before they sell out! » Read more..
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