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by Lorna Hecker, Ph.D., RP Can we become addicted to technology?  Excessive use of technology can certainly become problematic and impair one’s life.  Technology is so well weaved into our everyday lives, it is difficult to know how much is too much. But addictive qualities can emerge, including an escalating amount of time spent interfacing […]

As graduation season nears, I’ve been reflecting on the role of parenting and the goals of adulting.  This year I have a disproportionate number of folks transitioning in some formal way (middle school to high school, graduating from high school or college) and a number of folks who continue to transition toward adulthood in general […]

Parenting is hard. Parenting a child on the autism spectrum is even harder. Studies show that parents with children who have autism report clinical levels of stress due to ongoing therapies, doctor appointments, special education issues, and social needs of their children (Davis & Carter, 2008). High levels of parental stress are notably concerning as […]

The diagnosis was a complete surprise for all of us. My son is now 14 years old. How did we all miss the signs? CC was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder when he was 6 years old.  He was in first grade.  Since then, we have visited several psychiatrists and psychologists.  After several years […]