Children & Parenting

Body Image Obsessions in Children and Adolescents

Research Eating disorders and other body image difficulties are on the rise in young children. Many counselors around the world are reporting clients as young as 7 years of age talking about body dissatisfaction and dieting. In my own practice I have seen emerging concerns of this same nature. (1)In her article “A National Obsession,”…

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Disciplining Children in an Undisciplined World

  Google child discipline and you get a long list of options that provide anything from information on parenting styles (i.e. authoritative, authoritarian, permissive) to DVD programs that claim to transform your children. Day after day I am asked by parents, “how to I get my child to behave?.” As the interview continues I discover…

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A Look at Attention Deficit Disorder and The Benefits of Improving Working Memory

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual lists three subtypes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. DSM-IV-TR 314.01 is considered the combined type, which means that six or more symptoms of both hyperactivity/impulsivity and inattention have persisted for at least six months. 1. DSM-IV-TR 314.01 is also considered the Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive type. This is used when…

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