It is normal to have, now and then, depression or anxiety throughout our lives. These are positive signs that tells us that something in our inner self needs improvement. Personal Revolution Therapy encourages us to stop finding ways to get rid off depression or anxiety, an unrealistic approach to mental wellness. Instead, let us find permanent mental tools to help us cope with depression or anxiety that, inevitably, is part of our ongoing human nature to help us deal with diversities in life.
Back-to-school anxiety is an example of normalcy in our kids. Not giving our kids the proper mental tools to cope with anxiety may lead them to develop chronic and diagnosable anxiety disorders later in their lives, like 60-80% of school age kids now, that triggers poor school performance, poor social skills, and be at risk for substance abuse, thus, requiring psychiatric treatment.
Personal Revolution Therapy addresses three simple parenting techniques that can prevent kids from developing back-to-school chronic anxiety .
- Ask how they are feeling about going back to school
- Allow for open communication
- Help them find their own solutions to their anxiety with encouragement and guidance
There are three phrases you must pay attention to that will help you decide to end a chronic unsatisfying, unfulfilling, and unloving relationship.
We struggle to end a long term unhappy relationship because we feel we have invested our time and emotional energy to that relationship. Many times we stay in a bad relationship for particle reasons such as financial and/or keeping the family together. By the way, staying in a unhappy marriage because of the children is a bad idea. Children learn about relationships by watching their parents’ own relationship with each other. You are showing your children, especially, your daughters, that their happiness does not matter.
Many patients in their early 50’s and with memory problems tell me that they have suffered some type of head trauma while playing sports as kids. There is a higher probability that you will suffer memory problems if you have had head trauma from playing youth sports, especially, in high school/college football and cheering. The statistics on head trauma among youth sports is staggering.
However, I like to be more optimistic to think that we are doing a better job in informing parents about concussions, as well as, developing better sport equipments to protect our kids from suffering head traumas.
Youth football and cheerleading season is around the corner. Please, please, continue to monitor your kids that they use proper sport gear and, especially with cheerleading, that all possible precautions are taken to protect our kids from injuries. By taking these steps, we parents, are helping prevent our kids from having memory problems as adults.
Any effective researcher knows that to discover what really causes what is not so easily proven. Achieving high reliability and validity, that is, cause and effect, that cellphone programs are brain hacking is very difficult to show. There are too many variables to narrow it to the programs on your cellphone.
Spending too much time on your cellphone, like other forms of media, is just another form of distraction to a deeper emotional and psychological distress. Ineffectively, it is often used to try to cope with depression or anxiety.
Do not blame the programs on your cellphone or any other form of media for being unhappy in your life. Instead, for example, focus on being a better parent. Effective parenting will teach your kids how to cope with diversities in life, including being distracted by the use of cellphones. So, do not blame the cellphone for why your child is spending many hours on their phones.