Children

Breaking Down Six of Autism Spectrum Disorder’s (ASD) Common Myths

Posted on 07/04/2022 in Blog, Childhood Developmental Issues, Children, Children’s Mental Health, Common Mental Health Disorders, Developmental Disorders

  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that looks quite different from person to person. However, it is often characterized by symptoms including, but not limited to, slow language development, cognitive delays, issues with social development, sensitivity to various stimuli (loud noises, smells, textures, flavors, light, temperatures, etc.), and unusual communication styles. Numerous harmful myths have arisen about ASD, and in this blog post, we will debunk 6 of the most common falsehoods about the disorder.    1. Autism is caused by bad parenting styles. Parents who suspect or have received confirmation that their child is on the… Read More Here!

 

Early Signs of ADHD in Young Children and Toddlers

Posted on 28/02/2022 in Blog, Childhood Developmental Issues, Children, Children’s Mental Health

  Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is a behavioral disorder that is usually diagnosed during childhood. ADHD can continue into the teenage years and adulthood, so it’s important to begin recognizing the symptoms during early childhood. The symptoms begin before the child is 12 years old, but sometimes they’re noticeable in children as young as 3 years old. ADHD is difficult to diagnose in very young children, but there are still some signs that parents can keep a lookout for. 3 Key Areas There are 3 key categories for the most common signs of ADHD. These categories are… Read More Here!

 

Video: The Truth About Child Sex Abuse

Posted on 01/12/2015 in Abuse, Blog, Children, Parenting, Sexual Issues

Sex abuse of any kind is terrible and can leave lifelong mental and emotional scars, but it is especially abhorrent when it happens to children. The video below is a great piece produced by the BBC on "The Truth About Child Sex Abuse" Watch Video Here If you have concerns about child sex abuse, or abuse of any kind, Insight Psychological has experienced counselors in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Red Deer & Calgary that are available to help. Contact us today. Read More Here!

 

Getting ready for the first day of school

Posted on 02/10/2015 in Blog, Children, Parenting, Thrive (Child & Youth)

Another big milestone has arrived…your child is ready for their first day of school. You have introduced the idea of your child being able to go to school all summer long. You have bought all their school supplies and a cool new backpack. Your child is excited, you are excited, so everyone must be ready! However, it is important to recognize that going into any new environment with unfamiliar faces can cause anxiety for many children. Do not be surprised if you find yourself feeling a little bit anxious as well. Starting something new, like going to school for the… Read More Here!

 

Get The Kids Off the Couch!

Posted on 05/05/2015 in Blog, Children, Parenting, Thrive (Child & Youth)

Over the last two decades childhood has moved indoors. The average child now spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day and more than six hours each day in front of an electronic screen. What is even more alarming, according to the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC), is the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 has more than doubled in the past 20 years, to 17 percent of children in this age group. The rate of clinically obese adolescents (aged 12-19) more than tripled, to 17.6 percent. The CDC concludes that a… Read More Here!