Schools are starting to reopen during a pandemic.  Many schools are still arguing about if teachers and students over 12 years old must be vaccinated in addition to arguing if students and teachers must wear masks while at school.  While these debates are occurring students are adjusting to be back at school and many students…

With most kids back in school at this point, and starting to get homework, it is time to think through how to help your child or teen navigate keeping track of and completing their homework. Whether they are in Kindergarten or twelfth grade, it is important to foster some level of independence while also having…

More and more people seem to be burdened with some sort of mental illness or condition.  The medical industry, where much of the psychotherapy is conducted, seems hooked on palliative ‘solutions’ such as medication and curtailed programs of manualized ‘sausage-machine’-style psychotherapy which assume that every patient is the average patient.  There’s no time to actually…

‘There is no domain of life free from the influence of ADHD that we have yet identified’. Russell Barkley. (Barkley, 2009) Introduction Ludwig Wittgenstein is said to have written in a letter to his sister that it is impossible to see the wind that someone is walking into.  All you see is the person struggling. …

Many parents are very happy to hear that their child has been classified as “gifted.”  They assume that their child will do very well in school and have a very bright future because they are “gifted.”  While “gifted” children may excel in certain academic areas, often they have difficulties in other social situations or academic…

Working with teenagers, I often have parents who are concerned about their teenager using marijuana or alcohol.  Besides the concern that their teenager may be using drugs or alcohol, they are concerned about their teenager becoming addicted.  Besides marijuana and alcohol, parents are concerned about methamphetamines and heroin.  Currently there is an epidemic of  teenagers…