Practical Parenting Strategies

March 9, 2019 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Navigating Sibling Conflicts During the Teen Years

Sibling rivalry or conflict is not anything new. When kids are young, it is very common for them to have conflicts with their siblings. At that age, it is often about insignificant things (i.e., he touched me, he looked at me funny). As children transition into the adolescent years, this type of sibling conflict often […]

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July 26, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

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Why Do Executive Functioning Skills Seem So Complicated for My Teen?

Executive functioning skills refer to the basic processes used to complete tasks and essentially navigate life on a daily basis. These abilities encompass attention, working memory, task initiation, self-awareness, monitoring completion of tasks, time management, physical organization skills, and a variety of other items as well. One can think of executive functioning as the control […]

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May 20, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

How to Help Your Teen Prepare for Finals

With finals just a few weeks or less away for many middle school and high school students in the area, many parents wonder how their children and teens should prepare. Every person is different in terms of how far in advance they need to study, for how much time, and so forth. Nonetheless, the following […]

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March 1, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Setting Up the Optimal Homework Completion Environment

As an adult, you probably have your office, whether it be a home office or one at your job, setup in a manner conducive to how you work best. Thus, you might have your computer in the middle of the desk, a docking station with extra screen, ample room to lay out papers on the […]

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