Managing a Family Spring Break

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

After a very long winter, the sun is finally making its’ presence known. The daffodils are starting to bloom and birds are singing. All of these signs alert families that school spring breaks are quickly approaching. Spring breaks can be a challenge for families regarding what to do with the children during that time. Many parents decide to take that week off of work and…

The Terrible Twos and Temper Tantrums

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The father could see it coming. His two year old daughter was already starting to turn red in her face and her hands began to ball up into little fists. Soon his daughter began screaming “No!” at a full, high pitched volume. At the same time, tears came streaming down her face. The father knew he had lost his daughter and that there was no…

Nightmares and Night Terrors in Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The children were finally asleep and their parents were looking forward to a little relaxation time before turning in for the night. Suddenly, they heard a shriek from their four year old daughter’s room. They rushed upstairs to find her thrashing around and screaming. When they tried to go comfort her, she pushed them away and didn’t even seem to recognize them. After a few…

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