Category: Children’s health

How chronic illness can cause trauma in children

May 6-12, 2012 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Stacy Flowers, PsyD, a pediatric psychologist at Dayton Children’s discusses the issue of trauma symptoms in children with chronic illnesses. When people hear the word TRAUMA, they typically think about … Continue reading

Three keys to a positive attitude

A positive attitude throughout life can reduce your risks of a heart attack by up to 50% according to research published in the April 17, 2012 journal Psychological Bulletin. Investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health reviewed more than … Continue reading

Will I grow up normal?

Kids ask me all kinds of tough questions.  They inquire about my personal life, ask me if they are my favorite client, and sometimes ask if I can adopt them. They look for insights regarding why they got cancer, and … Continue reading

Could my child have a sleep disorder?

Struggling to get your child to fall asleep, or stay asleep? Concerned about frequent nightmares, night terrors or sleepwalking? Wondering whether your child’s snoring is something to worry about? You’re not alone! Many parents have these same questions and I hope to help … Continue reading

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