Use These 9 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

Are you struggling to manage anxiety? Everyone from children to the elderly has situations in their lives that make them anxious. For a young person, these situations might include pressures at school, arguments with friends, chores at home, a busy schedule, disagreements with your parents, and the list could go on and on. While some […]

National Parenting Gifted Children Week

Every third week of July is National Parenting Gifted Children Week, an event originally registered by the National Association for Gifted Children in cooperation with SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). Gifted children, otherwise identified as talented or advanced, typically refer to children and teens with an extraordinary intellectual ability, and a talent far […]

A Rising Tide: Suicide Deaths Continue to Grow

On a national level, the suicide rate has been on the rise for several decades. As of 2018, there are an estimated 123 suicide deaths per day. It is a staggering statistic, even when you consider the total population of the US – and across all age groups, the suicide rate is climbing fastest among […]

Encouraging Screen-Free Time This Summer

The term “digital natives” refers to individuals who are born into and grow up in a world where the Internet, and the various forms of technology we use to interface with it, have gone mainstream. More than a concept, the reality is that our children are growing and developing in a world filled with amazing […]

Vicarious Trauma in Teens

Just as it happens after every school shooting or widely publicized traumatic event, people all over the country (and in many other countries) gasped collectively in February immediately following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. Parents of teens and teenagers themselves were particularly impacted, picturing themselves or their children in the […]

Paradigm Featured on W Radio News

Paradigm is pleased to have recently been featured on W Radio News to discuss treatment options for adolescents who are being adversely impacted by social media dependence/abuse. The story featured therapist Paradigm Treatment’s Cecilia Muniz, MSW who addressed program’s cutting edge treatment for problematic Internet usage.   W Radio’s Spanish speaking listener base extends to more than […]

What to Do If Your Teen Is Experiencing Mood Swings

Mood swings: They’re common among teenagers, but what can you do if your teen’s moodiness is getting to be too much? Today’s adolescents have a lot on their plates. They have increased responsibilities on top of hormonal changes that can affect emotions. Some moodiness is normal and common in adolescence, but sometimes it can be […]

Working With Gifted Teens

If you’ve had the opportunity to teach or work with gifted teens, you know what a paradox they can be: Giftedness (defined as having an IQ of 130 or above) does not determine performance. It can be both a joy and a challenge to inspire students capable of high-level thinking to achieve what they are […]

9 Ways to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

The start of a new year is a great time to make changes in your life that will improve your health and wellness, add an element of fun, and allow you to reach your goals. Many people do that by setting new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, most people don’t quite achieve those resolutions over the long […]

New Year’s Resolutions During Recovery

As 2017 winds down, many people are making New Year’s resolutions. If you are going through the recovery process, you might feel as though your hands are full enough with the lifestyle changes you’re already making. If so, don’t feel as though you need to take on anything else! If, however, you are ready to […]