Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children – What is it?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children – What is it?

From the time our children are small, we encourage them to have routines. Children function best when they have regular wake and sleep times, as well as times for regular meals, chores, and homework. If you’ve noticed that your children have developed routines of their own, especially if the routines are repetitive, don’ t count […]

Child Social Anxiety – More than Normal?

Child Social Anxiety – More than Normal?

Children who are naturally shy can take some time to come out of their shells. But, if your child’s bashfulness seems extreme, it may be something more serious, such as child Social Anxiety Disorder. Children with Social Anxiety Disorder feel a sense of intense self-consciousness and fear of embarrassment that causes them to go to great […]

Art Therapy for Children

Art Therapy for Children

Have you ever caught yourself doodling? Or do you remember playing with colors, paints, and markers when younger? You may recall feelings of openness and creativity. Those are just two of the experiences that make art therapy effective for children. Why Use Art Therapy? It’s not always easy for kids to open up to a new person and […]

Is My Teenager Depressed or Is It a Phase?

Is My Teenager Depressed or Is It a Phase?

Is My Teenager Depressed or Is It a Phase? During adolescence, the brain chemistry changes causing differences in teen’s behavior, like being moody and taking risks, which may lead you to wonder, “Is my teenager depressed?” Teens also often face big stressors related to academic, peer, and family changes. Behavior changes often cause parents to […]