It’s critical that parents and children with ADHD have a healthy relationship. If a child’s distraction, hyperactivity, and impulsivity have him on a collision course with parents—if his behavior is out of control— it’s important that the family restructure their relationship through a program like Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
The emotionally vulnerable individual experiences the environment as not “understanding their experiences as valid” and instead experience the world around them as often critical and neglectful.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 10-18 year-olds and the 2nd leading cause of death among college aged youth.
The shame, embarrassment, and lack of self-acceptance is very significant for many who struggle with trichotillomania.
Research suggests that trichotillomania is associated with genetic vulnerability. Fortunately, evidence-based treatments such as ComB, a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, have proven to be effective in treatment.
Trichotillomania affects between 2% and 4 % of children and adults, with females affected more overall. Every day in the Unites States, 200 to 400 children and adolescents begin pulling their hair, yet there is little awareness of this problem in mainstream culture. Very frequently, those afflicted with Trichotillomania suffer in shame and silence.
How do we learn empathy? Dr. Fran Walfish explains.
Stigma, lack of awareness, and a deep anxiety about labels and diagnosis mean that many kids don’t get the help they need.
The Self-Aware Parent is one who is always curious and open enough to look within and become more aware of their own strengths and weaknesses based on the parenting they received from their mothers and fathers. They are kind and nice to their child.
Veterans can access links to numerous resources including mental health treatment, at Veteran Central on Facebook.