When Your Teen Talks Back

When Your Teen Talks Back

Somewhere around puberty, the giggles of childhood become huffs and sighs and your teen talks back. You notice that your teens have stopped asking you questions, and they’re questioning everything that you do. When they’re not complaining or criticizing, they’re talking back. It’s normal for parents of teens to experience these interactions. And you’re not […]

Test Anxiety – How to Beat It

Test Anxiety – How to Beat It

Nearly everyone feels amped up or nervous before taking a test. In fact it’s uncommon to experience no sense of test anxiety or excitement before a test. The challenge comes when your child feels too anxious and can’t think straight, which leads to performance interference. Although everyone feels test anxiety in a different way, here are […]

Child Anger Management

Child Anger Management

Child anger can seem like it comes out of nowhere. One minute you are enjoying a peaceful afternoon at the park, and the next your child is screaming and upset because she can’t figure out how to manipulate a toy the way she wants. There are many causes for child anger. For some children, their temperament tends […]

Children with Autism and Anxiety

Children with Autism and Anxiety

The autism community estimates that children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis have co-occurring disorders at a rate of 70-84%. However, other needs related to social-emotional functioning and learning often go undetected because the autism diagnosis is the primary focus of intervention. While these children may be receiving excellent support for their ASD-related behaviors, […]