Tips For Successful Haircuts For Children With Autism...

Jul 29, 2016 by

Haircuts can be challenging for children on the autism spectrum. The combination of sitting still in a strange environment, along with the different sights, sounds, and feelings, can lead to stress or a meltdown. Fortunately, you can work with your child to help them overcome any fears or difficulties so that a haircut isn’t a stressful event. Tip #1: Practice at home One of the key exercises to help your child be more comfortable at the salon is to begin by play acting a visit regularly at home. To do this, begin by creating a mini-salon at home. Get a chair where the child’s feet won’t touch the ground. If possible, a bar stool or similar type of chair works well because the feel is similar to the salon chairs. Drape a towel around...

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Couples Therapy: Is It Time To Throw In The Towel?...

Jul 13, 2016 by

As much as one would like to think otherwise, even though couples therapy can turn the tides in many failing relationships, all relationships cannot always be fixed through couples therapy. In fact, in some cases, couples therapy can actually help you discover that you are in an unhealthy relationship and that it is time to go your separate ways. If you are having problems in your relationship, whether you are married or not, couples therapy is a must. The following three things are indicators that a relationship between two people should not continue. Outside Affairs If one or both parties to a relationship are involved in an outside affair and has no desire to stop, there is generally no sense in continuing the relationship. Many couples have been able to successfully survive infidelity and become...

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Determining When An Involuntary Commitment Is Warranted...

Apr 6, 2016 by

If you are the caregiver of a mentally ill loved one, then you are likely aware that a serious mental health-related crisis could occur at any time. Mental health crises can certainly be very stressful, and knowing the proper way to handle such a situation can be daunting. Of course in certain situations, having your loved one involuntarily committed is an option, but the entire process can be confusing. Here are some tips for determining when this legal process may be warranted: Make safety your # 1 priority Having a person’s rights taken away from them in an involuntary commitment process is a big deal, so you want to make absolutely sure that it’s only used as an absolute last alternative. If your relative is making threats about personally taking his or her life,...

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Helping Children Manage Anger With Control...

Feb 18, 2016 by

Anger management isn’t just for adults. Children often have a difficult time managing their anger. To them, it feels as if the emotions they experience are bigger than they are. It’s important for adults to teach children proper anger management techniques so that they can apply them as they get older. Yet, it is also important to remember that they are children and may not understand some of the terminology that adults understand. Use the tips below to help your child manage his or her anger. Consider Control One of the things that causes high levels of anger in individuals is a lack of control. Whether it’s because they hear the word “no” or can’t get their message across, the loss of control can create negative feelings. This is especially true for children because...

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The Benefits Of Addiction Intervention...

Dec 29, 2015 by

When addiction touches someone close to you, the feelings of helplessness can be overwhelming. Watching someone you love destroy themselves is one of the most painful experiences you can have. Although you cannot make someone quit drugs or alcohol, you can take an active step to help them overcome their demons. With help, you can stage an intervention. Addiction Specialist When you are planning an intervention, you need to consult with an addiction specialist. In some cases, the specialist will not only advise you on how to plan and hold the intervention, they may also be there in person. In any event, you need to have professional help when you organize an intervention, otherwise, you can do more harm than good, especially if the addict has a history of suicide attempts, violence, or mental...

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