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Does your kid get anxious or scared? These research-backed tips will help calm their anxiety - and help them manage their OWN stress.

The (Reformed) Idealist Mom

8 Surefire Ways to Calm an Anxious Kid


The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone | Be Brain Fit

Can Art Be Medicine?


Works from the Beyond Perceptions - Art is revealing what homelessness in Indy looks like.

Art is revealing what homelessness in Indy looks like


Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | Psychology Today

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD


Dr. Ned Hallowell explains why old-fashioned discipline not only doesn't work on ADHD kids -- it is counterproductive and harmful.

ADDitude Magazine

How NOT to Discipline a Child with ADHD



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Outsider Folk Art Gallery - Outsider Art | Mariama McCarthy | Scream for Me

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Have We Taken The Wrong Approach To Treating Kids With ADHD?

The Huffington Post

Moving Around Actually Helps Kids With ADHD Process Information, Study Says


Teaching the highly distracted child. Tips on helping your ADD child succeed in school.

Adventures in Mommydom

Tips on teaching distractible kids


My Aspergers Child: Anger-Control Contracts for Frustrated Kids on the Autism Spectrum. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. www.pinterest.com/sostherapy

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9-day event recalling tsunami shows how art can help heal

9-day event recalling tsunami shows how art can help heal


The woman, who suffers from ALS, was brought to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum along with three other terminal patients.


Woman's dying wish to see Rembrandt exhibit granted by Dutch charity


The healing power of art and nature could be real after scientists discovered they boost your immune system.Seeing such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon and Sistine Chapel or listening to Sc

Art Does Heal: Scientists Say Appreciating Creative Works Can Fight Off Disease


The Shamanic View of Mental Illness by Stephanie Marohn with Malidoma Patrice Somé In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. What those in the West view …

What A Shaman Sees In A Mental Hospital -


Rule Breaker or Creative Genius? The Talented (yet Terrible) Art Student

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"If you've told a child a thousand times..."

On The Fence

Quote (Walter Barbee)


In the autumn of 1996, my son was seventeen when he told me one day on the way home from school: “I don’t know what’s happening, I can’t find my old self again.” He’d had a seemingly marvelous summer staying with family in Mexico, fishing and learning to surf. He’d achieved nearly a full scholarship for his junior year at a Boston private school. However, one teacher had observed that, in class, he “sometimes seems to be out of touch and unable to focus his mind.”

My Mysterious Son - Mad In America


A discussion of ADD/ADHD, its relationship to music and musicians, and an interview with Dr. Daniel Amen, one of the world's most knowledgeable people about this condition.

About.com Education

Use Music to Harness the Creative Power of ADD/ADHD


The artists in this stunning

NBC News

Art As Mental Therapy: Impressive 'Art Brut' Exhibit in Havana


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Imagine What It's Like To Live With High-Functioning Autism

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In the Fayda Camp, some 25 miles east of Beirut, Lebanon. The Beyond Association, a UNICEF partner has been providing schooling, art and music therapy. The children were asked to draw their dreams and express their feelings about the future.

NBC News

Syrian Children Draw Their Dreams at School in Refugee Camp


Syrian Children Draw Their Dreams at School in Refugee Camp (Photo: Yuka Tachibana / NBC News)

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A sequence of the drawings follows the artist’s painful but, ultimately, triumphant recovery.

Brain Pickings

Drawing Mental Illness: Artist Bobby Baker’s Visual Diary