Archive | August, 2011

Teen Anonymity of Online Environment Leads to Perverse Discourse

Even wonder how your teen could possibly spend so much time online? Maybe your teen’s witty nature comes alive on Facebook, maybe your teen feels more comfortable discussing personal issues when its not in person,  whatever it may be, it may also be likely that your child is engaging in in discourse that you may find […]

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Art Therapy: Translating Silence

When guests arrived at our open house in June, many were surprised to see a dedicated Art Therapy room.  We received a lot of questions – “Who would use this?  Isn’t art therapy only used with young kids?”  These Art Therapy questions gave us the opportunity to chat with Chris Chiochios, our newest Site Director […]

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Blog Series: Building a Child’s Emotional Savings Account (Part 5)

The thing to remember with the “starting school and beyond” stage is that children are ready for this step at different ages and it is a really difficult transition for both children and their parents. Children will often show their anxiety through crying and clinging, return to thumb sucking, bed wetting or accidents at school, […]

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Facebook Linked To Poor Mental Health in Teens

Facebook has been the center of attention for the past few years for a number of things. Some are positive, such as staying connected with family, re-connecting with old friends, finding new friends, streaming global events live, starting movements, and bringing attention to social issues. However the negative ramifications of Facebook have also been at […]

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Blog Series: Building a Child’s Emotional Savings Account (Part 4)

Early childhood-This is the period also known as the “terrible twos”. It is important to note here that at this stage, parents are even more important in the development and well being of the child and therefore they need to be even more tolerant. This stage is a time when the child may be dealing […]

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A Praiseworthy iPhone App: Love Is Not Abuse

Teenage dating  has often been deemed by many as a right of passage. From young adult novels to movies such as Twilight and even in our local high school, the “teen couple” is often romanticized into something that is usually far from reality. Teen dating violence is more prevalent then you may think and with […]

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Blog Series: Building a Child’s Emotional Savings Account (Part 3)

In exploring the emotional developmental stages of a newborn we learned that giving love, attention and responding to the little one’s needs (while being attuned to cues about his/her physical wellbeing) were key early on. This week, we continue our journey and look at the stage of Infancy. There are some distinct hallmarks of infancy […]

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