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January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]

December 4, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Toddler tantrum or mental illness?

December 4, 2017 10:00 by Tracey Block

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How young can your child be to receive a professional diagnosis, and treatment, for a mental illness? From birth to age 6, children develop very quickly, both mentally and physically. As a result, it is hard to tell if a new or questionable behavior is fleeting and nothing to worry about—or something that will become problematic for life. Specialists and researchers are finally starting to recognize the importance of the early years in mental health intervention and support. [More]

July 19, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Parenting Tips: Talking about Death with Children

July 19, 2017 05:00 by Hilda Huj

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Death is a part of our everyday life, however, it never gets easy to deal with it. Actually, death represents one of the greatest emotional challenges we will face during our lifetimes. And, despite the fact that it happens so often, we will probably never get fully used to dealing with death. Especially, if it is a death of a person that is very close to us. [More]

June 14, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Parenting Tips: Teen Rebellion

June 14, 2017 05:00 by Hilda Huj

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The topic of teen rebellion has occupied the attention of parents and mental health professionals for a long time now. Therefore, there are many different theories about the teen rebellion. However, while all the theories are different, one thing is always the same - whether the teen is rebelling against socially fitting in (rebellion of non-conformity) or against adult authority (rebellion of non-compliance) - it is never easy to deal with the rebellious teen. [More]

May 11, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Parenting Tips: Time-Outs & Time-Ins

May 11, 2017 03:00 by Hilda Huj

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Discipline is a process of teaching our children what type of behavior is acceptable and what type is not acceptable. By disciplining our children we teach our children to follow rules. Therefore, well developed disciplining tools are an essential part of every parent's toolbox. [More]

December 12, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Childhood Revisited

December 12, 2016 02:23 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life? What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure? What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]

October 25, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Overcoming Relationship Issues: Communication

October 25, 2016 15:53 by Hilda Huj

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Communication is an act of transferring information from one place to another. This seemingly simple act is pivotal to our success within our relationships, our education, our workplace, and other important areas of our life and throughout our lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that communication is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life. [More]