Processing Speed is a Curious Thing!

So many of the students we work with at The Price Group have slow processing speed.  I will never forget when I learned that one of my sons had “superior” verbal abilities and very low processing speed (18th percentile).  It was perplexing and frustrating as I asked the clinical psychologist working with us to explain what this meant.  It has … Read More

Book Review–The Emperor’s New Drugs by: Irving Kirsch

  My son went to a new psychiatrist who told him that after prescribing antidepressants for years and also believing that depression, at least in part, is caused by a chemical imbalance, he had decided to do more research. He had come to the conclusion that there was no clear evidence that antidepressants were more clinically effective than placebos! He … Read More

Are Kids Getting Enough Movement?

Do you remember recess being your favorite part of the day when you were in school? I know I loved going outside at lunch time and even after I got home from school. This article makes some good points for why kids need to have exercise throughout the day. In wilderness therapy you are very active and that is why … Read More

What is Enmeshment?

This week I asked a grandfather to look up the term enmeshment, referring to the relationship between his son and grandson. Interestingly, he was able to see that he was also enmeshed and that this characteristic of unhealthy boundaries and an inability to separate emotions between him and his son had caused family issues for many years. This blog below, … Read More

School Crossroads

It IS important what school you go to for boarding school and then later college… but not for the name or the prestige, but for the values, the friends made and the learning environment.  Is the school a place where teamwork and compassion for others is important and learning and growing is encouraged?  Or is the school a “cutthroat” kind of environment?  Is … Read More

Motivating Lazy Children

Is your child lazy or overwhelmed?  We have learned, over time, that when parents tell us their kids are “lazy” or “unmotivated,” it is important to look at what is causing the problem.  Kids just don’t get “lazy”– most of us like to learn and want to be successful.  As we listen,  we usually find that somewhere in the history, either there is … Read More

‘Tiger Mom’ Defends New Book on TODAY

This article and new book bring up some controversial but compelling things to think about!  What makes a student “highly motivated”??  What makes another student less motivated? We tend to work with students who struggle with low motivation, substance abuse, learning differences, and ADHD, which impacts impulse control negatively. In the book the Triple Threat, Amy Chua, known for her Tiger Mom … Read More

A Common Reading Disorder

There are SO MANY reasons a child may not be able to read!  Sometimes as parents and educational consultants, we stop at the diagnosis of a reading disorder and do not go the next step to try and determine the underlying causes of the reading difficulty.  This is a good article in that it talks about a very common reading … Read More

The Value of Our Lives

What gives meaning to life?  What is it we all need?  In the first half of our lives, our job is to find ourselves!  In other words, what is it that we can do or be that will be in service to others?  As we learn skills and try out new jobs, we learn what we are “good” at and … Read More

DBT Core Areas

This DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) video by Jack Hinman, formerly at Sunrise RTC, and he’s now at Discovery Ranch for Girls.  I believe Jack did a great job of giving easy examples to explain the four core areas of DBT: 1)      Mindfulness, 2)      Distress Tolerance, 3)      Interpersonal Effectiveness, and 4)      Emotional Regulation.   I think almost all of us need to learn what it … Read More