October 2013

Pixie Dust and Pirates: How to Encourage a Healthy Imagination

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Today your son might be a superhero. Yesterday he was rescuing a princess, and tomorrow he may be a pirate hunting for treasure. These characters are a positive sign that your son is using his imagination and exploring the world around him. Laura Beth Tusa is a psychotherapist for McLane Children’s Scott & White MacArthur […]

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How to Be Certain about Child Abuse?

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Child abuse is any issue involving sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect. These areas of child maltreatment can uncover layers of secrets and heartache. In child abuse cases, skillful forensic interviews are important to protect innocent individuals and find guilty culprits. In cases of abuse there can be unclear speculation or gray areas, […]

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Striving to be Skinny and Keeping Secrets— Eating Disorders

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Our culture is consumed by food. Every day we make choices about how we will feed our body and provide the nutrients it needs. Unfortunately, about 5% of people will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. An eating disorder can be classified as: Anorexia nervosa, relentlessly pursing thinness by limiting food […]

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The Chilling Reality of Child Abuse

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When you look into the eyes of a child, the innocence and wonder can pierce your soul. Children are young and often susceptible to influence of others. When you gaze into their eyes, it may be hard to fathom how anyone could cause them harm. However, the reality is every day children are abused, neglected […]

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