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How to Manage End of School Stress

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This time of year brings school stress that can impact brain health and behaviors in children and teens alike. It’s not uncommon for them to 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. » Read more..

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9 Summer Activities to Boost Brain Power

These summer activites will boost brain power and prevent the summer slide. Don't let your child fall behind this summer.

Many parents struggle to find summer activities that are both engaging and educational. Summer ‘brain drain‘ is real and accounts for many of the academic and behavioral challenges that occur when the school year begins. Don’t let your child fall behind, here are some of our favorite summer activities that boost brain power, increase cognition and focus, while regulating your child’s nervous system. » Read more..

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Help Your Child Combat Stress With Mindfulness and Relaxation Resources

Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax the central nervous system. There is a lot of research that shows how mindfulness can be helpful to children and many adults too. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help your child get calm and focused. The children and teens I’ve worked with who practice mindfulness have more control over their actions and behaviors.

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Depression in Teens: How Screenings Can Save Lives

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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Bullying and Your Child’s Brain

Bullying is a serious problem that impacts the developing mind. October is National Bullying Awareness Month and it’s something we must discuss. Many adults assume it’s something that all kids deal with; it’s not. In the past twenty years, more research has indicated the long-term implications that bullying has on one’s physical and mental health. In fact it can rewire the brain. With a world of social media at your child’s fingertips, bullying has made it into the home leading to more chronic mental health problems and impacting the ability for your child to function optimally.

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Listen to the Children’s & Teen Health Summit Online Now

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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Tips for Back to School Success: Start This Year Off Right

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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New Books You Need Now

If you are a parent, teacher or therapist get your hands on these books fast. 3 new books that will help you and the kids you love.

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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The Health Benefits of Reading to Children

Various studies have shown that reading books together develops a stronger bond between parents and their children. However, apart from strengthening your relationship with your child, reading has many advantages in helping to children develop, especially those who are in school. Whether you’re reading printed books or electronic ones, take note that the most important variable is the fact that they are learning along with you. This enhances attachment, bonding and brain development. In this post, we want to enlighten parents and guardians on the other health benefits of reading to and with children. » Read more..

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Online Now! The Children’s & Teen Health Summit

Come join Pam and Emily along with 27 experts and learn about research, parenting, health and wellness, as well as parenting your child and teen at The Children’s & Teen Health Summit. It’s online and free this week only.  » Read more..

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