Behavioral Healthcare Associates, LLC

Category: Child Wellness

The Benefits of Chores for Kids and Teens

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Sometimes when we as parents or grandparents are trying to get our children and teens to do basic household chores, we determine it is easier to just do it ourselves. We may be concerned about…

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Parenting a Child with Anxiety

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Children can suffer from several types of anxiety during the developmental years. Specific phobias are when children have excessive, extreme, or irrational fears of specific things such as bugs or thunderstorms. Separation anxiety is when a child is excessively…

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Navigating Adolescence

By Michelle F Moseley, MS, LCMHC, NCC (she/her) The pre-teen and teen years can be difficult for both an adolescent and the adults who care about them.  Teenagers are experiencing physical changes, awakening to sexual interests, developing their own opinions,…

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More Time Together, More Sibling Rivalry – Why Do They Fight? What Is A Parent To Do?

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Secondary to COVID-19 “shelter at home” mandates and finishing the last couple months of school at home and online, and then the elimination of many organized summer activities such as summer camps and sports programs,…

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Defiant Behavior in Children and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Diagnosis

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Observing and experiencing defiant behavior in children is absolutely normal in certain circumstances as children tend to test limits and learn to express their frustration, resistance, and reluctance in doing things they do not want…

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