Do Fidget Spinners Actually Help ADHD?

Do fidget spinners actually help ADHD They are beloved by children everywhere and a thorn in the side of many teachers and parents. Fidget spinners have been flying off store shelves in recent years, touted as a gadget that can help reduce anxiety and treat symptoms of ADHD in young children. But are fidget spinners […]

How Learning Disabilities Affect a Child’s Mental Health

Learning disabilities are a frustrating part of life for many children and teens. Learning disabilities not only bring a sense of shame and isolation but can also lead to mental health issues in some children. What Are Learning Disabilities? According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a learning disability is any disorder of […]

How Meditation Can Help Your Child’s ADHD

Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common developmental disorders experienced in children. Unfortunately, there currently are limited options for safe and effective drug treatment. And even with suitable pharmacological interventions, many parents don’t like putting their young children on medications that may have nasty side effects. There are, thankfully, other more natural treatment […]

5 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and adventure, a time when all needs are met, and comfort is merely a whimper away. And yet, for others, childhood never feels relatively safe or secure. For these people, emotional neglect was something that coloured their early years and affected them as adults. Childhood Emotional Neglect […]

3 Natural Ways to Help Your Child’s ADHD

It is estimated that ADHD affects roughly 9% of American children between the ages of 13 and 18. ADHD can make ordinary childhood activities like going to school and being part of a sport’s team incredibly difficult. It can make life at home challenging as well. (SOURCE) Children with ADHD may exhibit one or more of […]

The 5 Best Therapies for Those on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a mental health disorder that affects both children and adults. It causes people to behave in certain ways that are considered “abnormal” and make interaction with others very difficult. While there is no cure for autism, there are treatments that have been shown to help people, including children, improve their social interactions. The […]

How to Bring Up Resilient Children

Have you heard the phrase “helicopter parent?” It describes a mother or father that ‘hovers’ around their child 24/7, overseeing their life to keep them from every potential danger, pitfall and mishap. It looks good on paper, but this kind of parenting forgets one important fact of reality: life happens. Adversity happens to all of us. […]

Helping Kids Cope with Loss

Parents do their best to shield their children from the harsh realities of the world. But as much of an effort as they put in, parents can’t always protect their children from experiencing the pain of loss. Whether it’s the loss of a beloved pet, a childhood friend, or the loss of a family member, […]

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy to feel a bit anxious […]

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