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Children and Teens

Overcoming Test Anxiety

According to Wikipedia, “test anxiety is a combination of perceived physiological overarousal, feelings of worry and dread, self-deprecating thoughts, tension, and somatic symptoms that occur during test situations. It is...
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Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Among African-Americans

Awareness about and diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in minority populations in the United States has increased over the past decade. The higher numbers diagnosed likely are...
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Children and Teens

Spring Break Cautions & Tips

It’s spring. Many colleges and universities in the adjourn for a week-long vacation sometime in the months of March and April. Originally intended as a mid-semester break from...
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Children and Teens

OCD and Homeschooling

After reading many of John Holt’s books in college and subsequently working with him in Boston, I became committed to the homeschooling movement. This was in the mid-’70s, way...
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Children and Teens

OCD: When Once is Not Enough

“Say good-night mommy, say good-night,” pleaded Johnny every night. It wasn’t as if he had not already read several books, been tucked in, and kissed good night. Johnny’s pleas...
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