Research shows that teenagers and parents value different qualities in who the teenager wants to date. Parents: never forget the lessons of Romeo and Juliet. A prohibited relationship is the peak of romantic drama.
About Plum Tree Psychology
Dr. Ann Weller is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist and the owner of Plum Tree Psychology, Ltd. Her education, training, and background experience has been exclusively in the treatment of young people. She’s worked in outpatient settings, community mental health, and college counseling. She was a clinical director at a psychiatric inpatient hospital. She’s worked with thousands of children with behavior issues, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, self-injury, and suicide attempts.
Dr. Weller has diagnosed and treated children with a range of illnesses, including: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, behavior disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Weller has co-authored research in conjunction with Chicago’s Loyola University Psychology Department. She’s given trainings throughout Illinois to students, teachers, mental health providers, parents, and state agencies. Topics include: Understanding IQ, Teen Suicide, Managing ADHD in the Classroom, Running Children’s Groups, and Helping Children Manage Anxiety.
Dr. Weller’s areas of focus include: Psychological Assessment, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, and self-injury/suicide.
Entries by Plum Tree Psychology
Did you know screen time is contributing to sleep deprivation in kids? In this Fast Company article, they discuss the links between mental health, sleep, and screen time.
Family conflict is normal. It can be healthy for parents to argue in front of children. Kids can learn from parents how to argue effectively, with purpose, and how to apologize and move forward.
We arrive into this world with our own, unique temperament. Developmental psychologists look at a range of issues related to temperament.
Teenagers are commonly given a bad reputation for being unnecessarily angry. It is important to remember emotions are not bad or wrong.
The algorithms of social media are designed to be addictive. Without being an informed consumer of social media, your mental health can suffer.
You can recover from panic attacks by learning how to cope with them because the attacks will generally fade away once you lose your fear of them.
We are not born with fears. We develop them. We learn quickly, and we do not forget things that frighten us.
Research shows that taking purposeful breaks to refresh your brain and body increases your energy.
The level of demand that can be easily tolerated varies over time, and from person to person.