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Addressing Drug and Alcohol Use with a Teenager

June 15th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children - (Comments Off on Addressing Drug and Alcohol Use with a Teenager)

Two parents have asked similar questions about teenage drug and alcohol use, and I’ll address them both in this Q&A   1. My 15 year old son just started in high school this year.  He has always been a good student, but this year his grades have dropped and he is hanging around with friends …
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Home for the Holidays … and Beyond

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Emotions | Happiness | Stress - (Comments Off on Home for the Holidays … and Beyond)

It’s been nice having our 18-year old back home for the holidays. I am also acutely aware that the pain of parting is in my near future. Christmas is traditionally the time in the United States when many young adults travel home for the holidays — whether it be from college or from the place …
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Is There a Santa Claus?

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Happiness | Stress - (Comments Off on Is There a Santa Claus?)

        “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” goes the famous line in the Sun editorial of 1897, written by Francis P. Church, who goes on to give an answer that is brilliant in its simplicity. And all in a days work, the story goes.        Now I wish that I could say I received …
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How to Help after a School Shooting

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on How to Help after a School Shooting)

December 14, 2012 There are no words to quite describe the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut today. A tragedy that brought the president of the United States to tears, and to state, “our hearts are broken today.” In the aftermath of the shooting we must handle our own reactions, …
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How to deal with the stress of school

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Education | Stress - (Comments Off on How to deal with the stress of school)

The film Race to Nowhere was screened at our very own Saline High School last night (October 13th). As a parent and as a psychologist who practices in Saline I felt this was a very significant event in the Saline Community. The film talks about the experiences of (primarily) school age children across the country …
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Student stress

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Stress - (Comments Off on Student stress)

Student stress is real and Saline Area School has been taking new initiatives to attend to it. A second community screening of Race to Nowhere was held in Saline on Thursday December 1st. What do a Saline High School Climate Assessment, a Saline High School leadership retreat, and the film Race to Nowhere have in …
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How to help children following divorce

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Divorce - (Comments Off on How to help children following divorce)

Still Waters Counseling is committed to assisting families grow and transform themselves into more nurturing and functional units. We recognize that families have an especially difficult time during times of transition, such as a divorce. Children and adults are both affected at a significant level, and the issues of the adults can make the transition …
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