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3 Signs of Depression in Teenage Boys

3 Signs of Depression in Teenage Boys

We all have images in our head of what a depressed teen looks like: sad, withdrawn, crying, isolated in their room, sleeping more, eating more or less than usual. Generally, this image is of a teenage girl. But depression is not something that just strikes girls....

How Changing the Fundamentals Can Change Your Life

How Changing the Fundamentals Can Change Your Life

There are a few fundamentals that clinicians query for when we’re first getting to know you or when we’re getting to the bottom of issues.  This varies depending on the person but there are universalities: sleep, eating, and general routine. I like to use this analogy...

Is Your Child Engaging in Self-Harm?

Is Your Child Engaging in Self-Harm?

 One of your top priorities as a parent is to keep your child safe. When they’re small this is a rather straightforward task: keep them within arm’s reach, away from hot things and high places, and you’re pretty good. As they get older, it gets harder to keep them...

Coping with Addiction – Deciding to Stay or Go

Coping with Addiction – Deciding to Stay or Go

Living with a partner or spouse’s problem drinking, or other addictive behavior, isn’t easy. Rarely does it come on swiftly; often substance use gradually increases over time – sometimes years. You may not even recognize what’s happening until there is a crisis. And...

The Four New Mom Pressures That You Can Just Let Go

The Four New Mom Pressures That You Can Just Let Go

The transition to motherhood is complex and intense. It brings with it immeasurable joy but it is not without some pain (physical and emotional) and plenty of confusion. And pressure. Lots of pressure: from yourself and from those around you. While it’s not always...

5 Easy and Best Tips to Organize an ADHD Mind

5 Easy and Best Tips to Organize an ADHD Mind

“Where are my keys?” “Am I supposed to be somewhere right now?” “I know I had more calls to make today, but I can’t remember.” “That was due today?” Your ADHD brain works at warp speed. You don’t miss much, as everything catches your attention. Unfortunately, it can...

How to help your partner help you postpartum.

How to help your partner help you postpartum.

Do you remember the movie Jerry McGuire? The one with that adorable little blonde boy, from before Tom Cruise went a little crazy. If so, you remember Jerry’s client, Rod Tidwell. Rod is very difficult to please and gets in his own way constantly, making Jerry’s life...

3 things your teen wishes you remembered about high school

3 things your teen wishes you remembered about high school

Our brains are remarkably skilled at suppressing painful memories. It’s actually quite amazing. Ask a mom whose youngest is 20 years old and she’ll tell you how much she misses the newborn stage, how sweet and cuddly and wonderfully stress free it was. So much easier...

Watch your own mouth to raise body-positive kids

Watch your own mouth to raise body-positive kids

When people with kids talk about the good old days, they’re usually referring to the days before they had kids, when they had fewer responsibilities and got a lot more sleep. But now that my oldest is four-years-old, I have a new definition of the good old days: the...