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Behavioral Health

Ask Dr. Doug: Typical Toddler Behavior or ADHD?

As seen in: Q: We have a very rambunctious 3-year-old. I know that’s pretty normal for this age, but he... Read more ›

Tips to Help Your Child (& Yourself) Beat the Winter Blues

Authors: Audelia DeCosta, LCSW & Erin Grady, PhD The Pacific Northwest is known for its many amazing qualities: the outdoors, mountain snow, beautiful... Read more ›

Promoting Positive Behavior in Your Preschool-Aged Child

Do you have a preschooler at home? Then like me, you know what a roller coaster ride it can be!... Read more ›

Las Vegas Tragedy: Children & Traumatic Events

The events that have unfolded within the last 24 hours have been both tragic and confusing. When trauma strikes on... Read more ›

Reassuring Children After Tragedy

Nothing hurts more profoundly than the tragic loss of young life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoffman family... Read more ›

The ABCs of Sleeping

Source Melissa Gendron, MSc, Project Coordinator, Corkum LABS, Dalhousie University.

Supporting Children After Natural Disasters

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families impacted by the recent storms in Oklahoma. At Metropolitan... Read more ›

Boston Tragedy – Children & Traumatic Events

The events that have unfolded over the course of this past week have been both tragic and confusing. When trauma... Read more ›

Increasing Cooperation in Young Children

Set Expectations Parents should determine acceptable versus unacceptable behaviors, and communicate these expectations to their child. A reward system can... Read more ›

Supporting Children After a Tragedy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to those involved in the Clackamas Town Center shooting. Our thoughts and... Read more ›

Healthy Sleep Habits: The Don’ts

Avoid the following and you should be well on your way to a good night’s sleep! Don’t… Exercise just before... Read more ›

Healthy Sleep Habits: The Dos

The most common cause of insomnia is a change in your child’s daily routine. Traveling, a change in school hours,... Read more ›

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