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Asking teens to take responsibility for their own diabetes care runs counter to where they are developmentally and can result in frustration, defiance, and conflict during these years.
The important part is to respect your symptoms for what they are – repressed emotions seeking the light.
Q&A with Psychologist, Professor, and Author Kay Jamison, PhD
Digging Deep was honored to present out game, Shadow’s Edge, at the European Games for Health conference. Here are some of the conference highlights.
Here are a few exercises I like to do with patients I work with in my psychology practice, as well as with children I work with as a psychologist at a school with a mission for gifted education.
Because people choose to take narcotics to get high it is becoming increasingly hard to get pain meds for people who really truly need them.
Here are some helpful tips from Shani Thornton of ChildLifeMommy.com to help prepare your medically challenged child for a dental exam so they know what to expect and can feel more in control.
For Leif, it’s been so long since he was considered “chronically ill” or “medically challenged” that he doesn’t even remember that time. For me, it’s as if his surgery happened yesterday.
Believe in the ability of kids and teens to go deep, while at the same time respecting the pace these young people set for emotional conversation.