Posts published by “Kit Balane”

Self-harm: how can parents help

One of the most painful and frustrating experiences for a parent could be watching his or her child do self-harm.…

The fresh start effect

Beginnings have power. As we learned last Sunday, people consider some dates on the calendar as more significant than others…

Dealing with obsessive thoughts

Do you have those times when you have upsetting thoughts that you can’t get rid of? Or ever felt like…

Family rituals

The family that prays together, stays together.  Sounds familiar?  There is no doubt about the power of prayer. But many…

Sadness and depression

Going around the province giving mental health talks to students, teachers, and parents led me to confirm that many of…

Screen time

Melanie, a grandmother of an almost 3-year old girl, brought her granddaughter to the clinic because she observed that she…

Entrepreneurs

Market Day is something everyone in Bohol Child Head Start looks forward to. Our students love the opportunity to create…

Stop comparing

They say that the best way to invite misery is comparing yourself with others. And this has become truer with…

Generalized anxiety disorder

On Friday evening, I guested a live radio program and talked about anxiety and depression among students. Yes, these two…

Happy relationships

I came across an infographic in the internet which reveals what research has found out about people in happy relationships.…

Changing perceptions

Our perception of the world is influenced by our past experiences, beliefs, and expectations.  Hence, each person’s perception of reality…

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