Uses of Psychological Testing: From a Psychologist’s Point of View
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Uses of Psychological Testing: From a Psychologist’s Point of View

Ever think about pursuing psychological testing for yourself or a family member? Recently, our founder Dr. Lauren Pasqua discussed the uses for psychological testing on this podcast from Mosaics of Mercy. Here are some highlights from that discussion, or you can listen to the whole podcast here.  What are some common uses for psychological testing? Testing…

HALT to Manage Tough Emotions
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HALT to Manage Tough Emotions

Many of our behaviors stem from something deeper, so take a moment to HALT and check in with yourself. ⁠ Step back and evaluate, “Am I feeling…”⁠ ⁠ Hungry. (Do I need something?) -Find what will fill you.⁠ ⁠ Hunger can be either physical or emotional. We generally feel bad when we are hungry. You…

Twice-Exceptional Kids: Addressing the Needs of Children Who Are Both Gifted and Challenged
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Twice-Exceptional Kids: Addressing the Needs of Children Who Are Both Gifted and Challenged

Every child is exceptional in their own way. But the term “twice-exceptional kids” focuses on children who are both gifted and challenged.  What does that mean, exactly? If your child excels in school but tends to learn differently than the majority or even has a learning disability, they’re considered a “2E” kid.  They’re exceptional in…

Dealing with an Explosive Kid? – How You Can Approach Anger Management
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Dealing with an Explosive Kid? – How You Can Approach Anger Management

It’s normal for kids to get angry from time to time. We all do, and we shouldn’t expect anything different from our children.  Sometimes, acting out just makes sense when you’re angry. That’s especially true for a child who may not be able to fully express their anger in other ways but with “explosive” actions. …

5 Tips for the Back to School Transition
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5 Tips for the Back to School Transition

Recently in a session a kid told me, “On the first day of school I’m hiding under my bed.”  The lazy days of summer are slowly coming to an end.  Summer has been “chock-a-block” full of fun things like vacations, swimming, sleeping in, hanging out, and NOT having to worry about school.  With school right…

Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach
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Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach

As a parent do you ever feel as though you are constantly telling your child what not to do?  “Don’t run in the house,” “Stop fighting with your brother,” or “I said to clean your room already, why aren’t you listening to me?” If these statements or something similar to these statements resonate with how…

The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious
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The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious

Did you know that nearly half of all children with ADHD also have some other type of mood disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or learning disability? And that includes anxiety. Both ADHD and anxiety have a laundry list of symptoms to keep track of. But, as a parent, you might not automatically think your child is dealing…

College Accommodations for ADHD and LD: Getting Your Child the Services They Need
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College Accommodations for ADHD and LD: Getting Your Child the Services They Need

If you have a child with ADHD or a learning disability, it doesn’t mean they can’t get the most out of a collegiate experience. Today, colleges across the country have put different accommodations in place to help students with disabilities and other learning issues. This makes it easier for everyone to get the college education…

You’re Not A Bad Parent
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You’re Not A Bad Parent

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Have you ever been in the grocery store and your precious, sweet, kindhearted child decides they want cereal and they make sure everyone in the store knows it?  In fact, the child may have the same exact cereal at home already, but instead of remembering, recognizing, and understanding this, they go…