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Generation Z and Anxiety - What Parents Need to Know

Did you know that Generation Z, America’s youngest adults, those between the ages of 15-21, are most likely to report poor mental health? The American Psychological Association’s (APA) 12th annual Stress in America survey (August 2018) indicates that teens these days are not only dealing with daily stressors and anxieties related to school, friends, and family, but they are also struggling with fears related to safety, powerlessness, political unrest, and countless other national and global issues. Given these difficult circumstances, parenting Gen Z teens can be one of the most challenging and emotionally trying experiences. Christine Carter from Mindful magazine shares several helpful mindful approaches parents can practice to better understand their stressed-out teen’s needs.

How Can a Psychological Evaluation Help My Child?

A psychological evaluation is conducted by a psychologist who uses assessment measures to better understand a child’s behavior, arrive at a diagnosis and guide the course of treatment. If your child or adolescent is struggling in school it can be overwhelming and frustrating to understand the reasons why. Could it be an attention problem such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Is it a learning difference? Difficulty with impulse control? Or might it be anxiety or depression? Psychological evaluations help a psychologist to understand what is behind the difficulties and figure out the best way to address them.



How Therapy Can Help You to Be a Mindful Parent

How Therapy Can Help You to Be a Mindful Parent

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and aware of our moment-to-moment experiences as they arise. Becoming a mindful parent does not have to involve a formal, structured practice and in no way implies perfect, calm parenting. Our psychologists at Metta are here to support you in learning ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.

We’re Getting a Divorce – How Do We Tell the Kids?

Divorce can be a challenging life transition, especially for your children. As parents, we want to do all that we can to protect our children from experiencing discomfort and potential symptoms of depression or anxiety. So when we are presented with the responsibility of sharing this life-changing news, finding the best approach to meet your family’s needs is crucial.