Academic Assessments | Parent's Perception of Failure Affects Kids | Positive Side of Adolescence
Are the Kids Alright?
We hear all the time about how many believe schools and parents are too quick to jump to conclusions and label a child ADHD or ADD. On the other hand you will hear people talk about how different kids are these days, how much their lives have changed and what the world is like for them in a fast-paced technology-riddled world. There are many questions parents find themselves asking...Is it any wonder that their attention is split? If they are unfocused in class, does it automatically mean they have something else going on? Is it wrong to use medication or alternative methods for my child when nothing else seems to help?

Sometimes taking measures to to improve a child or teen's quality of life becomes imperative. When your school or doctor makes recommendations for an evaluation or assessment, Wellspring Behavioral Health is here to help you and your child, starting with an academic assessment. Knowing how a student best learns can guide teaching, studying and testing, which makes success a real possibility. Get in touch with us today if we can offer support or schedule an assessment for your child.

According to a study from Stanford University, parents who tended to view failure as a negative, harmful event had children who were more likely to believe that intelligence is fixed. And the more negative parents' attitudes were, the more likely their children were to see them as being concerned with performance as opposed to learning.

Learn more about the study and it's findings here.

We know how hard adolescence can be on everyone involved and it can be even harder to believe that there is an upside to this time in kids' lives, but it's true. There are ways to make it through this amazing opportunity to watch your child grow into an adult, but it takes focus, determination and a lot of resilience. If you follow some of the steps and guidelines outlined here, you may find your view of the teen years shifting.
 
Learn the 13 factors that will make all the difference.

Speaking of making life easier with technology...Patient Fusion helps you keep track of your health records, manage your appointments, and communicate with your doctor. If you don't have access yet, contact your doctor's office today.
Accessing your health records.
 
After logging in and reviewing your record updates and pending appointments on your Dashboard, click on Health Records to see your up-to-date health information. Please note that this will only include what your doctor has added into the system. If you see incomplete or incorrect records, contact your doctor's office.
Your records will include the following information:
  • Lab tests and results (must be individually shared by your doctor)
  • Diagnoses
  • Medications
  • Immunizations
  • Allergies
  • Procedures (any procedure that a doctor has performed on you in their office)
  • Care plans (plans for your future treatment)

Dr. McNeely's viewpoint and practice is integrative, combining developmental, cognitive-behavioral, existential and other perspectives to develop a holistic approach, broadening insight and opportunities for effective intervention. Abigail regularly works with clients dealing with a broad range of issues including:  depression , bipolar depression,  anxiety life  challenges and  chronic  illness.  She offers individual, couples and family counseling for adults and teens.

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