Postpartum Depression What You Need to Know
Helping Children Prepare for Hurricane Season by Dr. Terilee Wunderman
Preparing children for hurricane season includes talking to and involving them in the process. Rather than attempting to deny, minimize, or dismiss hurricane fears, be honest and open about how you and your family are coping with the possibility of storms.Read More
10 Important Guidelines When You’re Thinking of Divorcing by Dr. Leslie Freedman
If you’re thinking about divorcing, you already know how intense your emotions may be. You may also know that these feelings sometimes can lead to decisions or actions that are not in your best interest or, if you are a parent, in the best interests of your children.Read More
Biofeedback, Learning to Control your Body Against Pain and Anxiety by Dr. Bruce Levine
Most people have heard of “biofeedback” but don’t really know what it is, how it works or why it might be useful in chronic pain disorders. Let’s consider that “biofeedback” includes “bio” (biological functions of the body, mostly those that are not in our conscious awarenessRead More
Healthcare Topics & Issues
The use of words is often least appreciated when mastering feelings. In infants, feelings are experienced as bodily sensations, pleasant or unpleasant, and are communicated through bodily actions (screaming, crying and as motility develops, in kicking, pushing, hitting and running).
Family reunions are not a new phenomenon but increasingly more families are initiating family reunions as a way of knitting the social support network. The reunions are bringing extended families together from different regions of the country, even continents.
Many of us experience the nagging presence of worry. About to drift off to sleep? Not so fast, you forgot to worry about tomorrow. Feeling excited about your new job? Wait, did you think about all that could possibly go wrong? This pattern of a thought or emotion followed by worry or anxiety is very common.
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays are often the first to recognize and raise concerns with their pediatricians that their child’s development is not progressing.
Developing Your Child’s Emotional Quotient: The Value of Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Sandra Wartski
High intelligence, academic success, and intense curiosity are admirable, but happiness and success in our complicated world also depends upon well-developed social and emotional skills as well. It is these skills which allow children to become happier, more confident…