Discussions about teens, young adults and the challenges they encounter.

Preadolescents, teenagers and college-age students all find Dr. Russell Hyken very approachable and so will parents and educators. Parenting an older teen or young adult has many challenges and transitioning into adulthood can be difficult.

Russell Hyken specializes in education and psychotherapy for students ages 10 to 17 as well as young adults from 18 to 24. Essentially, he acts as a case manager for finding answers and developing a plan. Proper diagnosis of any issue – no matter what the stage of development – is the first step toward your son or daughter’s path to success. Dr. Hyken has invaluable information regarding the testing and evaluation expertise to find the correct diagnosis and it is that expertise he will be sharing with you.

What sets Dr. Hyken apart from other educational consultants is not only his demeanor, but also his integral knowledge of the many regional and national programs. His breadth of experience, which includes a tenure as a teacher in addition to work as a school administrator and psychotherapist, is also unique and valuable. His experience in many aspects of teens lives gives him a unique understanding of the problems and the solutions.

Educational evaluations are appropriate not only for young children but are also helpful for high school and college students. Some students find that while they did not struggle in elementary school, their high school years are presenting new challenges and learning difficulties. Educational testing provides strategies to assist these students and help them reach their maximum potential. Dr Hyken’s years of experience conducting comprehensive educational evaluations brings not only answers to why a teen or young adult is struggling but also recommendations to determine the right path for your at-risk youth or troubled teen.

It’s human nature to hope the difficulties facing your student, troubled teen or young adult will go away, but they often don’t. Finding the root of the problem and working on support strategies should be your top priority.

Knowing when a loved one has a serious mental health problem or addiction issue and needs more help than you can provide is difficult to determine and scary to consider. Each troubled individual is different and one’s problems may fall on a spectrum from mildly erratic actions to major personality changes. The common thread, however, is that those close to the afflicted person know there is a problem.

Addicts can be stopped. Through a well choreographed intervention with the assistance of an educational consultant, the bottom can be raised and the addict or mentally ill person can find sobriety, stability, and happiness. Further, most individuals want to be helped, but they just don’t know where to turn or how to ask. Dr Hyken will bring parents support and direction to get the help their teens so desperately need.

The Premiere – Addictions in children and teens

Many families think that addiction issues are primarily related to external substances like drugs, alcohol, and, more recently, legal synthetic drugs. While this is true, addiction can also take many other forms including internet, social media, gaming, and gambling. These internal issues can be difficult for parents to understand because there are not any identified substances. On this show, we will speak with Cali Estes, the addiction coach, about different types of addiction, what behaviors signal a problem, and what parents can do help their struggling family member.
Online Gaming- Social Media Our kids New Addictions

Depression, Bipolar, and ADHD: Dr Hyken and his guest will discuss how symptoms can overlap, confusion with the diagnosing these different issues, personality characteristics of each, and how to determine the proper diagnosis.

Depression Bipolar and ADHD: The confusion with overlapping and correct diagnosis

Special Needs Financial Planning: How to take care of a family member’s needs with J Todd Gentry, Special Needs Financial Planner of MetLife.
Financial Planning for the struggling teen with MetLife

As a parent, you want to fix the things that break. If the car breaks, you fix it. If the dishwasher breaks, you fix it. If a leg is broken, you fix it. But when a family member experiences emotional or mental distress, how do you “fix” that? And is it fixable?.
When A Mental Illness Affects A Whole Family

Through “Trust of Care”, canines help students develop love, responsibility, and accountability through meeting the physical needs of canines. Students learn how to feed, water, groom, train, exercise, clean up after and, of course, play with the dogs. Through this process, kids better understand trust and emotions as they learn how to train, discipline, lead, and regulate canine behavior. This process lays the foundation of troubled teens to learn empathy, and empathy is the fertile soil where attachment and trust can grow.
Transferrable Attachment w Canines for Struggling Teens >

Today’s discussion will focus on underlying issues, prevention, and signs of eating disorders/body image issues. Ms. Pace will also discus how to create an emotionally safe family environment to initiate discussion about health and nutrition.
Ellen Sheffield Pace is a Psychotherapist in private practice in Richmond Heights. Missouri. Ellen specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and works with individuals and their families affected by this illness.

Fending Off Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

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