If you have seen the Matrix, would you take the red pill — which would open your eyes to reality, or the blue pill — which would keep you living behind rose-colored lenses. Would you choose to live in eternal ignorance or in constant awareness? Let’s weigh the pros and cons.
The media has trained us to identify and attribute any sign of inattentiveness to ADHD. Symptoms of inattention, distraction, fidgetiness, and what appears to be boredom do not automatically spell ADHD, and instead, can indicate anxiety in children.
It cannot be stressed enough how important involving parents and other caretakers into the treatment of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is. This is also essential for those adults with OCD who continue to live with and depend upon their parents.
The origins of "mindfulness" have its roots in Eastern thought. The Chinese term it
"Taoism". The Japanese term it "Zen". Some have associated it with the practice of
yoga, and with the religion of Buddhism. However, Tao in its purest sense is not religion or philosophy; nor is it psychology or a type of science. Simply put, Tao is a way and view of life.
Julie's parents and teachers are worried. She is in the 4th grade and falling behind in her studies. Although she has a complex vocabulary and demonstrates a high level of general knowledge, she is not performing to her ability in the classroom.