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 […]

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, […]

Childhood Tics – Therapy Tips

Childhood Tics – Therapy Tips

Have you ever tried to stifle a tickle in your nose and wished you’d have just let it go rather than let it erupt into a powerful sneeze? That’s much what it feels like for an individual with childhood tics. Tics are involuntary movements or vocal sounds that come on suddenly and repeatedly. Children with anxiety […]