How Your Parenting Style Affects Your Child’s Development

By: Michaela Patoilo Toddlers having tantrums. Teenagers talking back. Being a parent is a full-time job. But for every child misbehaving in public, there is another parent nearby rolling his or her eyes. However, what might seem like bad parenting …
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6 Strategies for Increasing Children’s Positive Behaviors

  By: Cassandra M. Faraci, Psy.D.   One of the most common presenting issues in outpatient mental health treatment centers is child noncompliance which can be defined as, “the refusal to initiate or complete a request made by an authority …
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What is Cyberbullying, and What Can We Do About It?

  By:  Michaela Patoilo   What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bullying’? Do you think of a big, burly boy cornering a frail, younger kid for his lunch money? Or do you think of girls whispering …
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How to Tell if a Child Has ADHD, Something Else, or Nothing at All

  By: Cassandra M. Faraci, Psy.D. If you’re wondering if your child (or a child with whom you work) has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you’re not alone. It’s true that some children are very active, impulsive, and/or off task, seemingly more …
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5 Tips to Reduce Back-to-School Anxiety

With summer beginning to wind down, it’s almost time for the new school year to begin. Students and teachers alike will trade beach days and sleeping in for lesson plans and bright and early learning. Especially for older children and …
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10 Parenting Strategies for Helping Anxious Children

By: Cassandra M. Faraci, Psy.D.   It is estimated that 1 in 8 children are affected by anxiety disorders and that, if left untreated, these children are more likely to have academic failures, social struggles, and substance abuse ( The …
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What to Expect When You’re Considering Family Therapy

There are many reactions people may have to the thought of family therapy which often depends on the presenting need for treatment.  There are numerous factors that bring a family to treatment and while many people may hold feelings of …
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Sexting: Form of Expression or a Criminal Act?

    By: Kate Nazario, LPC Sexting: By definition, it’s the distribution of sexually explicit images, videos or messages by cell phone, computer, or other electronic devices.  With the advancement in technology, social interactions have become a thing of the past …
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