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The Family Center Blog

Talking about Self-Harm

  While discussing the topic of self-harm is never an easy endeavor, if someone you care about is injuring himself or herself, it’s a conversation you may need to have.  Last year alone, nearly 2 million cases of self-injury occurred in the United States.  As a problem that predominantly affects adolescents and females, early detection



As the debate about whether or not we should abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) rages on, that’s not going to stop it from happening now.  Or, for that matter, stop the effects this time change will have on your sleep schedule and overall health.  Originally, the idea of preserving daylight seemed perfectly logical.  After all,


What’s the “Bad Kid Myth?”

As a parent, have you ever labeled one of your child’s classmates as a “bad kid”? Often identified by their attention-seeking behavior, their lack of academic interest, and their few friendships “bad kids” have earned their own label – used by their teachers and their peers, too. The “bad kid myth” myth is just that


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Did you know that negative thoughts can lead to negative feelings which can then lead to negative actions? If this negative thinking is not interrupted it can lead to a person being caught in a vicious negative cycle where the negative thoughts, feelings and actions feed continued negativity and can lead to issues such as


Why is My Child So Angry? By Dr. Nicky Lankerani

One of the most common reasons parents seek a psychiatric evaluation is that their child is having “anger problems.” This can range from mild irritation and poor frustration tolerance, to screaming/yelling/crying, to full blown rage episodes involving destruction of property and physical aggression. Although most people associate excessive anger with bipolar disorder, anger can also