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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 […]

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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, […]

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May 1, 2023
How We Treat Series: How Community Psychiatric Centers Treat Adults with Autism

Part of the How We Treat Series; this article talks about the unique challenges related to Adult Autism and the services Community Psychiatric Centers offers to help treat and support it. Adults With Autism –The Challenge There has been a growing challenge in meeting the needs of adults with autism. In that respect, in-home services […]

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April 25, 2023
How Community Psychiatric Centers Treats those with Intellectual Disability Disorder

Part of the How We Treat Series; this chapter dives into the ways CPC supports and treats IDD. What is Intellectual Disability Disorder (IDD)? Intellectual Disability is a condition whereby the individual has an overall intellectual quotient (IQ) and adaptive functioning that falls, on standardized and accepted measures, below 70, and such occurred before 18 […]

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February 14, 2023
Would You Rescue Your Spouse Before Your Kids?

I originally published this post in late 2014; it's one of my favorites and I hope one of yours. I'm reminded daily of the power of family on a child's life, especially that of a mother and father working in tandem. This Valentine's Day, this is a good post in regards to the importance of […]

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January 31, 2023
The Formula for Successful Therapy

When Your Child is Involved in Therapy If your child is involved in therapy, you may wonder about the approach of your child’s therapist, to what extent you’ll be involved in the therapy, and how those decisions are made. This post will shed some light on that process. Different Approaches to Therapy Therapists use different therapeutic […]

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January 24, 2023
Have You Seen All Our Parent Resources?

This website functions as a sort of library for all the videos, articles, Quick-Reference Guides, and in-depth eBooks that I have created and collected over the years. Today's post is a mini tour of all the helpful information we have to offer parents and caregivers. Check out the latest helpful parenting resources! The Parent Resources […]

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January 2, 2023
How We Treat Series: School Refusal

Your Child Won’t Go to School An all-too-common situation (especially since Covid) is a child being reluctant or even refusing to attend school. This post will focus on anxiety-based refusal; the child is refusing to attend school due to genuine anxiety reactions. Consequently, the night before school your child is fretting about the next day, […]

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December 19, 2022
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Sharing this post is one of my favorite traditions. This Christmas blog post was first put up on HelpForYourChild.com back in 2012. It has been helping families recognize the role Faith plays in helping families and childhood difficulties. What I’m Expected to Do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches to help […]

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December 13, 2022
Dr. John Carosso's ebook - How We Treat Series: Depression and Anxiety, Autism, ADHD, and Emotional Outbursts.

This “How We Treat” eBook will target the five most common reasons that parents seek help from me for their children. What are these most common issues? Drum roll please… they are childhood depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, and explosive outbursts. This series will highlight each of these challenges and provide a parent-friendly description of the […]

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