15 01, 2016

A Test for Kids with ADHD?

By | January 15th, 2016|ADHD, Children, Play Therapy|0 Comments

Many parents, confronted with their child’s high levels of impulsivity and general inability to stay focused, are concerned about the possibility of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. At LaunchPad Counseling in Richmond VA, we use the Conners 3 assessment. It is an effective way to test for this disorder, as well as other problem [...]

16 09, 2015

First steps when you suspect ADHD

By | September 16th, 2015|ADHD, Children, Parent Coaching|0 Comments

Confronting the possibility that your child is struggling with ADHD can be upsetting. Knowing what to look for, and what you can do, puts things into greater perspective. In addition, it helps to know that children with ADHD have specific strengths that help them overcome their diagnosis. What to Look For The symptoms of Attention [...]

31 03, 2015

Could Your Child Have Anxiety? Watch For These Key Signs

By | March 31st, 2015|Anxiety, Children, Parents, Teens|3 Comments

6 Childhood Anxiety alerts to help you identify what’s worrying your child. Why is it so difficult to calm your child's inner alarm? What will soothe her sense of impending doom? You can see that your child is sad, afraid. Whatever is happening is more than moodiness and deeper than typical childhood fear. Words like "fidgety," "tense," "high [...]

8 11, 2014

Are You Raising Kind Kids?

By | November 8th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

This week LaunchPad Counseling  was quoted on cafemom.com  in an article called 5 Ways to Raise Kind Kids.  The reporter contacted me a few days before the blog article came out, and asked for suggestions for parents. I gave her a list of about five things, of which she used two in her article. So, I thought [...]

8 10, 2014

Telling Children About Divorce (Part 1)

By | October 8th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parent Coaching, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

Telling children about divorce may be the hardest conversation you’ve ever had, in a long series of really hard conversations. Once you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, you’re faced with telling the other people who will be most affected – your kids. Following are the first 5 of 10 suggestions [...]

5 10, 2014

Telling Children About Divorce (Part 2)

By | October 5th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parent Coaching, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

In Getting Divorced? How to Tell Children About Divorce Part I, I listed the first five suggestions for telling children about divorce. In Part II, I will share with you another five suggestions that will help your children process the upcoming changes in the most healthy way possible. Telling Children About DivorceFollowing are the some [...]

8 09, 2014

Want To Put An End To Bullying?

By | September 8th, 2014|Bullying, Children, Teens|0 Comments

A mother told me she felt powerless over how her son was being bullied in school. The boy felt too ashamed to give her details, but she knew what was going on. She didn't think she had enough information to speak to the teacher, but she was determined to do something to end the bullying. [...]

8 09, 2014

7 Signs Your Child Has Developed A Healthy Attachment

By | September 8th, 2014|Children, Parent Coaching, Parents|0 Comments

In determining how well your child trusts, accepts, and connects with the world, healthy attachment is the key.  Parenting is a big job. From the beginning, you are well aware of each step in the process, each responsibility, and each milestone. Even the way you look into your child’s face or interpret the things he [...]

9 07, 2014

Parenting Isn’t Easy: A Parent Coach Can Help

By | July 9th, 2014|Children, Parent Coaching, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

Partnering with a parent coach to become the best parent possible is a great plan. You have a stack of parenting books, dog-eared and bookmarked, crowding your bedside table. But you need help now. Your head is full of your loved ones’ good intentions and hand-me-down childrearing advice. But it doesn’t seem to fit your [...]

8 07, 2014

Helping Your Child Battle Anxiety

By | July 8th, 2014|Anxiety, Children, Parent Coaching, Parents|0 Comments

Childhood anxiety is a common challenge that parents confront. Every one of us suffers from anxiety at some point; it’s a natural reaction to frightening or stressful situations. Anxiety becomes a problem, for adults and children, when it is irrational, excessive, and persistent. The sad reality is that at least one in eight children suffer [...]

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