Monthly Archives: March 2016

Self Harm: How could a young person do that to themselves?

In clinical psychology or mental health realms, when a young person deliberately causes harm to him or herself as a way of managing or communicating distress to others, we refer to this as self harm.  Self harm in times of distress most commonly includes cutting, burning, re-opening old wounds or head banging and the […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|General|0 Comments

Are you paying attention? ADHD and attention problems

It’s very, very hard to learn new things when your brain won’t let you focus and won’t let your body be still.  ADHD is a syndrome that is brain-based and highly genetic.  It’s also a syndrome that gets bandied around lots – so much so that I think many teachers, and perhaps judges and […]

By |March 14th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Shy, introverted, or socially anxious?  Helping kids feel more comfy around others.

Some kids are slow to warm up in company.  Some are content without too much interaction with others.   Other kids live in fear of having to speak or interact with others. It’s important that we understand the differences and preferences of children before we go rushing in to make them “come out of themselves” […]

By |March 6th, 2016|General|0 Comments