When children and adolescents experience high levels of
stress their mood and behavior will be affected. Traumatic
experiences are especially stressful for young people
navigating already difficult phases of development.
The information available on this website is designed to
help you guide children in distress toward healthy
outcomes. This is practical information I have learned
from over 20 years of working as a psychologist with
children and families from diverse backgrounds in schools,
clinics, and hospitals around Los
Angeles county and the surrounding areas.
Parenting can be an exhausting an exhilarating job filled
with challenges. A stressed parent can overreact or
become numb and unable to react appropriately to their
child's behaviors and needs. The information on this
website is designed to offer education and guidance for
parents and caregivers aimed at increasing understanding
and awareness on your journey to helping your child
survive, thrive, and successfully pass through the stages
of child and adolescent development.
Despite your best efforts to help your child cope with his/her
distress, there may come a time when you feel overwhelmed or
concerned by your child’s behaviors and actions to such an
extent that you feel you cannot handle it on your own.
This is a good time to contact
your family doctor or pediatrician for a checkup and to talk
about what is causing these symptoms in your child. Your
physician can help you to decide if your child should see
someone, such as a child psychologist, to help her/him through
a difficult time.