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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Future of Trauma Informed Care   With hormones raging and prefrontal cortices developing, it is easier for our tweens to act in a reactionary way than it is for them to reason with the world around them. Adding Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma to this […]

More Than Just “The Blues” – Tweens and Depression

The tween years are hard, there’s no doubt about it. Between changes in their bodies, peer pressure, and higher expectations, children in the upper elementary and junior high years are going through a lot. When you factor in the onslaught of hormones, things get even more complicated! All parents of […]

Behind Closed Doors: Spotting the Signs of a Pre-Teen Eating Disorder

According to research compiled by the National Eating Disorder Association, 40 to 60 percent of elementary school girls are concerned about their weight. By age 10, 81 percent are afraid of being fat. And by adolescence, 32 to 57 percent of girls will have engaged in “crash dieting, fasting, self-induced […]