Does Your Child Know the Platinum Rule?


Does Your Child Know the Platinum Rule?

Growing up I remember my parents teaching me to say “please” and “thank you” and to greet the visitor by shaking their hand. It was about being polite and respectful to others. Most importantly, it was “Follow the Golden Rule”. The Golden Rule in my family was to “Treat others the way we want to be treated”. Sounds like a...[ read more ]

Distracting the Mind, Managing Stress, and Surviving Crisis

DISTRACT: Change your focus. We function somewhere between emotional and rational mind, this of conscious is called “Wise Mind.” You can’t make a well adjusted and healthy decision without taking emotions and thoughts into account. The same goes for managing stress and handling crisis, according to Marsha Linehan’s DBT Skills, we can DISTRACT when our “Wise Mind Accepts.” A: ACCEPTS Activities....[ read more ]

Helping your Child Cope with Anxiety by Modeling Good Behaviors

Watching your child deal with anxiety and stress can lead to parents taking on more stress as well. 10-20% of school-aged children experience anxiety symptoms, while more and more children are experiencing stress that does not qualify as an anxiety disorder. Parents can model good anxiety coping behaviors so their children can witness how to manage feelings. As well as...[ read more ]

Foods to Seek and Avoid for Kids with ADHD / Autism

We are constantly bombarded with the latest diet information and grocery lists to lose weight and live a healthier life. What if we were bombarded with a list of food proven to have a positive effect on treating ADHD?  What about one reporting which foods made it worse?  Search no longer, this list is below. Children with ADHD and Autism...[ read more ]