Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

If you or someone you love struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), world events occurring as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus are likely creating a perfect storm feeding the symptoms of OCD and making typical treatments more difficult. Understanding Obsessive…

Helping Children With ADHD Navigate Changes Due To COVID-19

Helping Children With ADHD Navigate Changes Due To COVID-19

Children with ADHD will need extra support and structure to manage attention and behaviors to weather COVID-19 successfully, counsels Jean Holthaus, LISW.

Balancing Work-from-home And Home Schooling Children: WGVU Interview with Jean Holthaus, LISW

Balancing Work-from-home And Home Schooling Children: WGVU Interview with Jean Holthaus, LISW

“The first step is keeping your kids schedule the same as their school day,” said Holthaus. “So, as much as you can you want to see if you can establish some sort of routine where they can get up at the same time. They eat at about the same time. They go to bed at about the same time and they have some sort of activities that are structures in their day.”

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

When schools closed their doors due to coronavirus, this created stress for parents everywhere. However, for parents who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the shelter-at-home quarantine can feel especially overwhelming. Children with ASD thrive on structure and…

Decrease Your Anxiety by Breaking the Judgment Habit

Decrease Your Anxiety by Breaking the Judgment Habit

Judgment will steal your joy and peace and leave you full of anxiety. Jean Holthaus, LISW, dicussed four ways to break the judgment habit.

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
As the ball in Times Square counts down the seconds to the New Year, many of us will resolve to do things differently…lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, exercise more, spend less money, spend more time with family, or start a...

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares
When children wake from nightmares, the images are fresh and seem real, so it’s natural for them to feel afraid and need comforting. Try these steps for helping your child overcome nightmares. Reassure your child you’re there Knowing you’re there...

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers
Parenting tweenagers is not for the faint of heart. With each of my children, somewhere between the ages of 9 and 12 they went from wanting to spend time with me and talking my ear off, to basically wanting nothing...