Community Psychiatric Centers
Monroeville, Greensburg, Monessen, and Wilkinsburg Pittsburgh

Help For Your Child

The Community Psychiatric Centers Blog

Dr. John Carosso and Dr. Robert Lowenstein specialize in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD, Autism, behavioral and learning issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Search our Archives by these popular Categories:

February 12, 2024
The Facts and Fallacies of ADHD

Today we will target and dispel the facts and fallacies regarding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADD/ADHD. Some of the common fallacies addressed include: What Are the Primary Symptoms of ADHD? First, let's review the primary symptoms of this condition and how it appears. There are three types of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The most commonly diagnosed types would […]

Read More
December 25, 2023
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor; Plus Bonus Christmas Day Post!

Sharing this post is one of my favorite traditions. This Christmas blog post was first put up on back in 2012. It has been helping families recognize the role Faith plays in helping families and childhood difficulties. For this Christmas, I have expanded upon this classic article, starting with the section titled "Christmas Bonus Post: What […]

Read More
December 18, 2023
Managing the Holiday Season

As part of our December holiday tradition, we are sharing an older post with lots of excellent advice on how to make the holidays a little bit merrier and brighter. Good Tidings… The Christmas and New Years Holiday is magical and fun; a wonderful time of year that spreads warm feelings and cheer in families […]

Read More
December 4, 2023
How To Plan Successful Holiday Outings

This article is well-loved among parents; with timeless advice and tips that apply-year round. First appearing on HelpForYourChild in December of 2021, it has been updated for this year’s holiday season. The holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. Grocery runs, visiting family, shopping at the mall - These can be quite […]

Read More
November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Special: How to Raise Thankful Kids

Thanksgiving is Extra Special Many people find Thanksgiving to be one of their favorite holidays. It’s simple, no gifts to buy, no fuss. It’s just family and friends coming together with a recognition that we have a lot to be thankful for. How Do We Help Kids Practice Being Thankful Year-round? I imagine many of […]

Read More
November 14, 2023
The Formula for Clear and Effective Treatment Plans: Using Baselines and Objectives

Where It All Starts… Your child’s treatment plan is the foundation of moving things in the right direction and seeing progress in your child’s behavior. It’s vital that you’re a large part of this process (of preparing the plan), in identifying the primary concerns that need to be targeted and to ensure that the goals […]

Read More
September 11, 2023
Seven Tips For Making A Sticker Chart Work

Sticker charts can be an invaluable resource. Kids love to get stickers, which are inexpensive, highly motivating, and can be used numerous times throughout the day or week. From my professional and personal experience, I have seen first-hand how kid’s eyes light up when they earn stickers (with an opportunity to cash in for some […]

Read More
August 7, 2023
Getting Back In The Swing Of The School Routine

Summer Break Is Almost Over August is that ‘back to school’ time of year. Yes, it is sad to see the summer slipping by; but it’s time to start thinking about getting back into the school routine. It can be a difficult transition for children to get back into that schedule, with some kids dreading […]

Read More
July 10, 2023
Managing Transitions Between Activities

The Challenge Of Getting Your Child To Move Between Activities And Tasks Interestingly, transitions can be a challenging prospect. For neurotypical and atypical/diverse kiddos alike, transitioning from favored to disliked tasks, or even from any given activity to another, can be daunting and met with resistance, emotion, defiance, and tantrums. In fact, difficulty with activity […]

Read More
June 19, 2023
Mission: Fatherhood! A Father's Day Letter For Dad

Re-posted from an article back in 2021, this post recognizes the importance of the role fathers play in a child's development. It has been updated for today. First, let's hear it for Moms! We all fully recognize the importance of a mom in a child’s life. Indeed, no one can surpass the love, compassion, caring, […]

Read More
1 2 3 30

Connecting you, your community, your world, one family at a time.

Locations in Monroeville, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, and Monessen, PA
Copyright © 2024 All Rights Reserved
cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram