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Evaluate Your Child's Anxiety Level - Free Online Anxiety Test

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/child-and-teen-anxiety/#test
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For parents, there is nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child be shunned by his peers. Too often, the gifted child is treated as a pariah, called "brainy" or "teacher's pet" by the other kids, and never asked to join into group games.
While this behavior can sometimes be caused by the other children feeling threatened by the gifted child, or feeling as though they were "shown up" in class when their wrong answer was trumped by his/her right answer, at other times the issue is due more to the lack of social skills on the bright child's part...

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/gifted-kids-social-isolation/
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What's the secret to a happy marriage or long-term relationship? Every couple experiences ups and downs, whether they’re driven by adverse events, differing values, or periods of poor communication. However, it can be difficult to put these challenges into perspective and assess the overall health of the relationship. Here is your 10-points checklist to evaluate the health of your relationship:

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/healthy-relationship/
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Adolescence can be a very turbulent and difficult time, even for the well-adjusted teen. Depression strikes teenagers and adults alike, and can have far-reaching implications when young people suffer from emotional difficulties that they aren’t sure how to manage.

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/teen-depression/
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Parenting a gifted child is a delicate balance: You know your child has incredible potential, so naturally, you want to see her live up to it. At the same time, however, you’re probably aware that gifted children are highly sensitive and tend to be hard on themselves… Meaning that parental enthusiasm and guidance can easily feel like crushing pressure to them if it’s delivered too forcefully.

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/encourage-gifted-child/
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If your child has ADHD, you probably know about the major symptoms. Trouble focusing. Impulsivity. And in some cases, hyperactivity. But many kids with #ADHD share another symptom that often isn’t mentioned. They have trouble managing their emotions.

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/emotional-aspects-of-adhd/
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First of all, let's be clear that manipulative kids are not bad kids. They are not born with an instinctive understanding of subtle expectations and so they must learn our rules by trying them out and running up against them. We teach kids to say “please” to get cookies and they obediently say “please.” Sometimes, without meaning to, we also teach them to cry to get cookies and they obediently cry.

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/manipulated-by-your-child/
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For gifted children, relaxation is often hard to come by. Not only can their bright and creative minds conjure up endless reasons to worry, these children are often perfectionists. They’re prone to being highly critical of themselves and can therefore become unhealthily driven. Alternately, they may be immobilized by fears of failure and rejection.

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/empathy-and-anxiety-in-gifted-children/
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Anxiety can be tough for anyone to deal with, but add in the whirlwind of changes that come with adolescence, and anxiety can feel like an intrusive mind hog that spends way too much time squeezing, surprising and overwhelming anyone it lands on. If anxiety is making a menace of itself, the good news is that there are ways to deal with it. However, parents should avoid making these common mistakes:

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/4-mistakes-to-avoid-when-helping-your-anxious-teen/
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For parents, having a child enter adolescence can feel like both a loss and a journey of discovery: As the child they knew changes in profound ways, they are faced with the idea of “letting go” of their baby; at the same time, watching a unique adult emerge before their eyes is a magical experience.

While the extreme nature of this transitional period is usually blamed on hormones, the changes that young people experience during adolescence actually have more to do with rapid brain development than abrupt hormonal shifts. As such, understanding not only how your teen feels, but also how she thinks, is integral to forging and maintaining a strong connection.

http://www.psy-ed.com/wpblog/connection-with-teen/
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