Behavioral Healthcare Associates, LLC


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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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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Can I Parent With Leadership, Even Children/Teens With Challenging Behaviors?

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW More and more often parents report that their child or adolescent’s behavior has become incorrigible, simply intolerable. Mental health and behavioral health specialists report that parents say they have tried everything to shift the tension…

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