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…

S.O.S Summer Sibling Rivalry – 5 Tips to Taming the Squabbles
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S.O.S Summer Sibling Rivalry – 5 Tips to Taming the Squabbles

Do you feel like you are constantly having to break up arguments over the silliest things?  Are you constantly trying to balance who gets what toy, or who gets to pick the next movie to avoid another fight?  Summer is here which means more time at home and more time for siblings to be around…

Providing Kids Structure at Home: Tame the Chaos
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Providing Kids Structure at Home: Tame the Chaos

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S            A few nights ago my family was sitting down to eat dinner when our 4 year old daughter  announced that she had “made her calendar.” My husband and I looked at each other somewhat puzzled, as this was out of context, and then politely asked her what she meant.  She informed…

Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children
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Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children

It’s not abnormal for children to be shy or even a bit nervous in social situations. The world is still new and they’re still learning appropriate ways to interact with others—especially adults. But it’s important to understand the difference between a shy child and one with social anxiety. We often think of social anxiety as…

Summer Fun: Break from Boredom!
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Summer Fun: Break from Boredom!

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Much anticipation is brewing as summer is quickly approaching.  Kids are ready to be done with school and vow that the summer is going to be so much fun! After about one week, who has heard their child say, “I’m bored”.  What does boredom do?  Creates a recipe for a child…

How Does Play Therapy Help Children Heal from Trauma?
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How Does Play Therapy Help Children Heal from Trauma?

When adults experience a traumatic event or situation, therapy is often very beneficial. While it can be a long road to recovery, trauma therapy can help a person to manage their anxiety and identify their triggers. With young children, though, traditional “talk” therapy isn’t usually the right fit. Depending on your child’s age, it may…

Using Praise To Improve Behavior
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Using Praise To Improve Behavior

Praising Your Child By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Have you ever gotten feedback to the tune of “good job”, “great work”, or “awesome”?  Did you think to yourself, good job for what? Great work at what? Awesome for what? All too often we are quick to dish out generic compliments, and by all means there isn’t…

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…

Stress in Infants and Toddlers
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Stress in Infants and Toddlers

Therapy can help. Like older children or adults, infants and toddlers sometimes have problems with their behavior or emotions when they experience stress. Stress can include such things as seeing family members fight, being separated from important people, not having enough to eat or not having a place to live. Babies who were born early…