Therapist vs. Psychologist vs. Counselor

November 14, 2011

Do you know the difference between a therapist, a counselor, and a psychologist? Psychologists Have an advanced degree in psychology May do therapy, research, or be a professor at a university Are licensed by a state board at the doctorate level Obtain the highest level of education and training Assess and diagnose disorders and mental […]

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Why to Continue Reading and Math this Summer

May 22, 2017

When summer break is on the horizon and the last few days of the school year approach, many kids start dreaming about leisure time, freedom from homework and responsibilities and long days spent relaxing in the sun with friends. The problem is that while summer is a great opportunity for kids to take a break […]

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Saying Goodbye To Your High School Graduate As They Go To College

May 22, 2017

A child graduating from high school and heading off to college is an exciting and rewarding time in a family’s history, but it’s also a difficult and sad time for many parents and kids alike. From the young adult’s perspective, he or she is leaving the safety and security of home for the first time […]

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How Noise Increases Your Stress—and What to do About It

May 1, 2017

What can you hear right now? Take a moment to focus, perhaps close your eyes, and consider the sounds around you. Is there a fan in the background? Music playing? Do you hear the cars from the highway outside? Is it loud enough that you are distracted, or are you surprised by all the noise […]

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Top Tips for Introducing a New Pet to the Family

May 1, 2017

The family pet is an image right out of a Norman Rockwell painting—imagine your dog, curled up by the fireplace, or your cat, curled up in your lap. Now, imagine your child chasing the dog, and the cat, and destroying everything in their path! While pets can be a wonderful way for kids to learn […]

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Depressed, or “Just” Sad: The Difference and When to Seek Help

February 28, 2017

Depressed, or “Just” Sad: The Difference and When to Seek Help Many psychological diagnoses have made their way into popular language as adjectives—descriptive words that give information about something or someone. In today’s world, it is not uncommon to hear people saying that they feel “depressed,” “bipolar,” or “OCD,” when they really might mean that […]

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Can Play Therapy Really Help My Child?

February 28, 2017

Can Play Therapy Really Help My Child? If you are a parent of a young child, you know that they play—a lot! In fact, the majority of a child’s day is filled with what some would call “the work of play.” If you have ever observed your child at play, you might realize that not […]

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A Guide to Working with Teachers If Your Child Has ADHD

September 6, 2016

To ensure your child with ADHD succeeds with their schoolwork, it’s important for the child’s parents and their teachers to work together to create a unified educational support system. For parents looking for tips on working with their child’s teachers to help the child achieve scholastic success, Dr. Lazarus, our Littleton Child Behavior Psychologist presents […]

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Tips To Keep Your Child With ADHD Organized This School Year

September 6, 2016

Tips to Keep Your Child With ADHD Organized This School Year The school year is beginning, and millions of kids across the country are now stepping into the classroom to take in the lessons that will help guide them long into the future. It’s an exciting time for both children and their families, but many […]

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The Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids With ADHD Have Positive Self-Esteem

May 19, 2016

Helping children feel good about themselves is a big part of a parent’s job, and while this task can be difficult, it becomes even more challenging with a child who has ADHD. A positive self-image and healthy self-esteem come from feeling unconditional love, from appreciating who you are, and from feeling successful. Unfortunately, children with […]

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The Parent’s Guide to Strengthening the Husband-Wife Bond

April 21, 2016

For many couples who commit their lives to each other, having children is often the next natural step in the relationship. And while some couples assume that having kids will automatically smooth over any rockiness in the relationship, the opposite is usually true. Raising a family can be just as stressful as it is wonderful, […]

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