mental health

ADHD Signs and Symptoms

In today's society, ADHD is a diagnosis most parents have heard about, but may or may not know much about. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, affects approximately 3-5% of children in the U.S. A child with ADHD struggles with organizational skills, socialization, and poor impulse control. » Read more

The Super Mom Syndrome-Are You A Super Mom?

The Super Mom Syndrome has evolved over the past few decades and is now becoming a real issue for many women. Years ago, mothers on TV were portrayed in only one role... that of Super Mom. You know the shows, Father Knows Best, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave It To Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, and the list goes one. Each of these mothers could and did do everything... » Read more

School Counseling: When to Seek Help for Your Child

A child who is depressed, angry, fidgety, or has unidentified learning problems may have trouble succeeding in school. Sometimes those issues are temporary and can be solved within the family. But when a child has more severe or chronic issues, it may be necessary to work with a counselor. The question is, when do you seek help? » Read more

Help I am Pregnant and an Addict

  There are a lot of resources on the internet, in books, and from the medical community on the dangers of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. However, there is not very much quality information on what you should do if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and are pregnant. The simple answer is you need to quit. With all the treatment programs available; AA, treatment facilities, therapy, self-control, etc., why wouldn't a women be able to get help? » Read more

Baby Addiction: Do some people feel like they NEED to keep having babies?

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

It’s been hard lately not to follow the story of Nadya Suleman, the single mother who recently gave birth to octuplets (to add to her the six children).  Her story became a major media story and initiated a national discussion about certain parenting issues, especially as they relate to family size. » Read more