Monthly Newsletter | February 2019
Your #HealthyMinds Update
We've been busy this past month working hard to produce new resources for you and the young people in your life. Our content library is growing, our podcast is thriving, and we just launched a new website to showcase it all!
More than the bright new look, which we hope will foster a feeling of hope and motivation every time you visit, the website aims to help you better find all that we have to offer - from articles and videos, to Q+As and support resources. Please visit us online at mghclaycenter.org. Below are some recent additions to our library.
Surviving Tantrums With Toddlers
Emotional development begins at the earliest stages, and toddler tantrums are simply an expression of really big feelings inside a tiny human who only knows how to express behaviorally. Still, that doesn't make them easier to handle. Tune into this special episode of our podcast as Dr. Ellen Braaten talks with Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide. They share some helpful strategies and support. Listen now.
What If My Child Has Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)?
The first time I met Jacob’s mother, she came into my office in tears. 
“You won’t like my son,” she said. “A typical day is one where he gets up on the wrong side of bed. He doesn’t like the cereal we have and won’t get ready for school. He annoys his sister all day long and blames her when he gets in trouble. He can argue with me about anything – his shirt is too ‘itchy,’ or he doesn’t want to wear a coat even when it’s freezing outside.”  

ODD typically begins before age eight, and children with the disorder often save their worst behaviors for those they know well, so it can be difficult to diagnose. Learn more about ODD, including how it's assessed and treated, on our website. Read more.
Clay Center in the News
No one wants to raise a pushover. Most people don't want to raise bullies, either.
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The more families we reach, the more we grow our mission to support the mental wellness of young people everywhere. Thank you for helping us to spread the word!
Here's to the young, healthy minds in your life.
All that you do to support them is amazing!