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This blog is written by the clinicians at Jonah Green and Associates, a mental health practice based in Kensington, MD that provides quality services for children, teens, families, and adults. It is intended as a resource for families who are seeking to expand their knowledge about mental health and mental health services, and also as a resource for families who are seeking quality mental health services, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

From Crying to Trying: Tools for Managing Perfectionism

It’s 11 pm and the homework battle soldiers on.  You’re standing in the door frame, trying to convince your 13 year old daughter that it’s time for bed.  She has spent the last 6 hours preparing for her science test and the best thing she can do now is rest, but she won’t close the

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Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Sleep Patterns

Many families I work with list sleep troubles high on their priority list, and for good reason. Lack of sleep can exacerbate issues with mental health functioning, especially in children who struggle with depression, anxiety, or ADHD.  Chronic sleep problems can increase irritability, decrease ability to focus, reduce frustration tolerance, and increase acting-out behaviors.  The

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Staying Connected With Your Teen

As teenagers become more independent, they often spend more time away from home, and when they are home they are often behind closed doors or focused on other things. It might also feel like your child is less interested in talking to you, but there are plenty of things you can do to maintain a

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