Being a parent is hard. Really, really hard. And sometimes Mom and Dad are at a loss. How many hours of sleep have you lost? Do you feel like you’re failing your child?
Impulsivity is to be expected in kids and teens. Our brains are not done developing until our mid-twenties, and impulse control is one of the last things to develop.
Does your child throw fits past the age when it’s to be expected? Do you find that there’s nothing you can say to help them calm down? Is it like a flip of a switch and getting it to turn off can feel like a never ending process.
Early childhood trauma comes with a lot of challenges for the individual and the family. Individuals with early trauma may struggle in school, particularly with math and reading, they often have an ADHD diagnosis, they may struggle with making and keeping friends, often show either explosive reactions or they shut down completely.
Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in those ages 15-44. Depression can be paralyzing, preventing you from your normal life and relationships.
Concussions can be a game changer. The list of post-concussive symptoms is long and can range from mental health symptoms like anxiety and depression to changes in personality and risk-taking behavior.
For those with ASD, we often use a two-pronged approach: calm the brain and work on skills. Neurofeedback is helpful for calming the brain. NFB training can reduce the intensity of the symptoms an individual experiences.
We attach to our mothers while we are still in utero. Attachment problems can start that young too.