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How to Survive Summer and Unstructured Time

Many of the things that are meant to be enjoyable about summer can be miserable for our kids. Loud noises, bright lights, crowds, unstructured days, guests invading their personal space and asking questions are all triggers and can result in melt downs, temper tantrums or withdrawal. There is added stress for the family preparing for…
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Quantity vs. Quality

When it comes to spending time with your children, what’s more important? As a busy culture we find often ourselves running between work, school, music, and sports, juggling our time trying to fit everything in. Even as we are trying to get everyone where they need and want to go, the question of “Am I…
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What to expect from therapy

Before meeting with a PBBHW clinician: Consider carefully what you and your child want and need. Think through these questions: What are the problems or concerns in which you want support? Are you looking for individual and/or family therapy? What style of interaction will you find most helpful? Will you and your child work better…
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Evaluating Treatment Research: How do I know what to choose?

By Katy Dorendorf, Psy.D. Over 230 different psychotherapeutic treatments have been proposed for the variety of developmental and psychological disorders that appear in children and adolescents, yet only a few can be labeled effective based on scientific research (Gold, Voracek, & Wigram, 2004). Moreover, information regarding the effectiveness of these treatments is often only presented…
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