Social Media: New Year, Same Questions

2019-01-06T05:33:36+00:00Parenting|

A recurring theme during many holiday conversations was the effect of social media on society as a whole and more specifically adolescents.  The comments ranged from the typical curmudgeon griping about lazy kids glued to their phones, to more serious conversations revolving around the negative comments and social pressures that come with social media [...]

Back To School Worries: Parents Concerns Over Bullying

2017-09-14T22:12:44+00:00Parenting, School|

Did you know that 64% of children who have been or are being bullied don’t report it? Or that nearly one in five school-aged kids report being bullied during their tenure as students. Or that such behaviors negatively affects both the bully and the kid being bullied? Chances are as a parent, you are [...]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Adolescents

2017-06-06T00:33:59+00:00Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting|

By Dr. Ray Armstrong Children can sometimes be very difficult to deal with and regularly defiant. Oppositional defiant disorder is a diagnosis in which a child or adolescent sees a persistent pattern of defiance and irritability. The main signs of the condition are generally reserved for individuals that go far outside of the norm [...]