Eating Disorders Signs and Symptoms

By Sonya Ervin & Phil Rainer, LCSW

young-people-eating-disordersAlthough eating disorders are most common among female adolescents and young adults, they can affect any age, or gender.  According to the National Eating Disorder Association, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime.  There are several different types of eating disorders including, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating disorder, etc. Although each is unique and ...

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Kids and “Entertainment Violence”

tvchildFor all a parent might do to monitor the influences on their kids, everything from enrolling them in positive activities to controlling who they hang out or play with, studies indicate that one of the strongest influences on kids’ values and at least some of their behavior may be the television.

As with other statistics, those on the “average” American family and its TV ...

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Sometimes Children Need Counseling Too

Child in counseling_counselingJust like adults, children can have life issues that are hard to deal with. Problems that affect families may affect children in different ways than the adults in their lives. Even things that adults see as positive or as an opportunity may be stressful for children. Like adults, most children are resilient, and part of growing up is learning to deal with change and life events. But big bad ...

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Anger in Children: What’s “Normal?”

Child AngerOf all of the challenges of parenting –and there are many- perhaps none is as frustrating, infuriating, and troubling as dealing with anger in a child.  Depending upon a child’s age, it can manifest as tantrums and screaming fits, aggression with playmates, classmates, and siblings, or sullen, disrespectful and intentionally hurtful words or acts.  Among the difficulties in dealing with these situation is realizing what is going on…and then knowing ...

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