Michele Brown

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what to expect at your child’s first appointment with the psychiatrist

Posted by Michele Brown on May 24, 2017 4:13:52 PM

Remember the feelings you had as a child when you had to go to a doctor appointment or visit the dentist? It may have been scary, confusing, and – even if you knew and liked the doctor – pretty unsettling. For children and their parents visiting a psychiatrist for the first time, some of these same feelings can occur. Of course, it’s never really as bad as we imagine as kids, and the same is true now with mental health treatment. Let’s talk about what you can expect at your child’s first visit with the psychiatrist, and how you can help ease the stress for both of you.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health

How to Help an Anxious Child

Posted by Michele Brown on May 22, 2017 1:52:51 PM

As parents, we naturally want our kids to live full, happy and successful lives. Yet all children struggle with anxiety at some point. When it hits your child, it can be hard to know when and how to step in.

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Topics: Anxiety

3 ways for mom to help a child struggling with mental health

Posted by Michele Brown on May 10, 2017 9:47:56 AM

Your child is struggling. As a mom, your heart probably hurts to see them going through this. And you’d do anything to make it go away. Unfortunately, wishing it away is not going to solve anything. There are, however, three specific things you can do to really help a child dealing with mental health issues – and help yourself and your whole family in the process.

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Topics: Mental Health, Parenting