It can be hard to make friends as adults: People often feel like it’s hard to make friends as an adult because, quite frankly, it is. When we are in college or technical school, we have a community made for us and we share common … Continue reading Millennial Loneliness and Depression
Help! My Teen is So Unmotivated This Summer!
Teens experience a few types of academic burnout depending on their individual situations. For neurotypical kids, academic burnout usually arises towards the end of the semester when they are burdened with final tests, projects and paper in addition to their other commitments such as sports, … Continue reading Help! My Teen is So Unmotivated This Summer!
What’s a Normal Level of Anxiety?
Stress and anxiety are connected but also different. Stress is related to feeling overwhelmed and incapable of managing the things that you have to do. Productive stress motivates you to get stuff done; poisonous stress contributes to worry and anxiety. You can’t get things accomplished … Continue reading What’s a Normal Level of Anxiety?
Parenting Adult Children is Complicated
When young adults have lived independently, they are accustomed to making their own schedules and sleeping, eating, studying and socializing according to their own rhythm. In general, they’re not that interested in free advice about what they could be doing better or differently. Instead, they … Continue reading Parenting Adult Children is Complicated
Prepare Now to Transition to In-Person School
Online Schooling has relieved anxiety for some – Learning from home has been a pleasant relief for many students who struggle socially at school or have extreme anxiety. The various triggers that going to school presents for them have been eliminated. Online school offers limited … Continue reading Prepare Now to Transition to In-Person School
Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Managing Family Life During the COVID Crisis
FREE WEBINAR with Seth Perler and Dr. Sharon Saline May 6, 2020 8 pm EST Burned out on COVID-19?! We get it. Who would’ve thought that the world would change so dramatically? Schedules? What schedules? Kids are staying up late, sleeping to all hours, chores … Continue reading Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Managing Family Life During the COVID Crisis
Q: What is situational anxiety? A: Situational anxiety occurs when someone is worried about certain environments or events and what will happen in these contexts. When people suffer from situational anxiety, they feel frightened by and unclear about how to manage the circumstances that concern … Continue reading Coronavirus Anxiety
Kids and Mental Health Days
Mental health days can be very beneficial to kids for a much-needed break from the stress of school, particularly with kids who have ADHD, learning disabilities or high functioning ASD for whom school can be their hardest area of functioning. When kids are particularly overwhelmed, … Continue reading Kids and Mental Health Days
Habits that Hurt Mental Health
I see a few major habits in my clients that hurt their mental health more than help them. Spending too much time on social media: Social media not only seems to suck up time faster than you notice but it also is built to so … Continue reading Habits that Hurt Mental Health
Impact of Watching Scary Shows
Stranger Things is back on Thursdays. Should you let your child watch it or other scary shows? How to judge if they are ready. Watching anything scary on television or at the movies before a child is cognitively, psychologically and emotionally ready to understand and … Continue reading Impact of Watching Scary Shows