Help Your Preschooler Sleep Well Through the Night

When I think about sleep in preschoolers, there are several important topics that come to mind: increased independence, bedtime fears, parasomnias, and elimination of naps. The preschool years encompass ages 3-5, and this represents a...

What Are Fidget Spinners and Do They Actually Help with ADHD?

What Are Fidget Spinners? A fidget spinner is an anxiety reduction tool and a distractor. Fidget spinners are infesting the popular culture of schools across the nation, and it would seem these fidget devices have...
The funny thing about infants is that, just when you feel that you are steady on your feet in this parenting game, they move into a new developmental world of being a toddler. Here's how to help your toddler sleep well through the night!

Help Your Toddler Sleep Well Through the Night

The funny thing about infants is that, just when you feel that you are steady on your feet in this parenting game, they move into a new developmental world of toddler-hood. Your sweet, easy to...
When working to have your infant sleep well, you have to pay close attention to their sleep onset associations- these are the touch, scent, and sound conditions that are present when they fall asleep. Infants can become entrained to a wide variety of sleep. Here's how to help your infant sleep well through the night.

Help Your Infant Sleep Well Through the Night

When working to have your infant sleep well, you have to pay close attention to their sleep onset associations- these are the touch, scent, and sound conditions that are present when they fall asleep....
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Well, ask a mother about superpowers, and the wish list might be slightly different... The power to get my kids to listen. The power to make my kids stop fighting. Or, my personal superpower wish, infinite patience. Happy Mother's Day from Psych Bytes!

Moms: The Real-Life Superheroes | Happy Mother’s Day

There Are Many Reasons Why Moms Are Superheroes If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Strength! Speed! X-Ray vision! Well, ask a mother about superpowers, and the wish list might be slightly different......
A question I get asked a lot is "I caught my teen using drugs. How worried should I be?" It’s scary as a parent to know that teens will have access to...

I Caught My Teen Using Drugs: How Worried Should I Be?

I Caught My Teen Using Drugs... I’m sitting down with frantic parents who have just discovered their teen has smoked pot. These parents are also convinced their son has drunk alcohol, but they don’t know...
In order to be supportive, we often feel that we should give empathy, encouragement, and reassurance to others. Here's how to help someone with anxiety.

How to Help Someone With Anxiety: Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch In order to be supportive, we often feel that we should give empathy, encouragement, and reassurance to others. While empathy and encouragement are highly recommended, there are times when reassurance...
Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. Here are tips from an anxiety specialist on organizing your filing cabinet!

Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing Cabinet

Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. There are several factors that might...
How does anxiety affect sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep with anxiety? Instead of tossing and turning, use these tips to get a better night's sleep

5 Tips for Falling Asleep with Anxiety: Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How Does Anxiety Affect Sleep? When we worry, we become physiologically stimulated resulting in alertness and difficulty with sleep. Worry gives our brain a signal indicating there is a threat and our body instinctively prepares...
A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your non-virtual life. My analysis led me to conclude that there are three main groups of social media friends.

Are We REALLY Friends? The 3 Groups of Social Media Friendships

A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your...