Summer is the perfect time to balance your child’s brain. Research shows that so many children struggle when they head back to class in the fall due to poor diets, lack of brain boosting activities and more time indoors. Avoid the summer’s ‘brain drain’ and help your child develop optimal brain chemistry before the first day of school.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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