FAQ’s

FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Q:  Is my child’s disorder permanent?
A:  If your child has a diagnosed brain disorder, and their behavior is not caused by another medical problem, it may last a few years to a lifetime. It is likely that, with treatment, most symptoms can be reduced or removed.

Q:  Can it ever be healed or cured?
A:   It can be improved but rarely “cured”.

Instead, it’s possible the person will have no symptoms if they being treated.  Or, symptoms can often be minimized with a variety of life changes in combination with therapy and medication.  A few people have been known to show no symptoms from stopping medications after being on them for many years–10 years or more.  It is believed the drug helps the brain rewire itself.

Effective treatment is much more than medication. A person also needs emotional and social support; zero substance abuse; enough sleep and exercise; healthy gut microbes, and a brain-healthy diet that may include extra nutrients like Vitamin D.  Naturopathic medicine offers dietary recommendations and other treatments that support treatment with medication and therapy.  Mindfulness training and yoga are also very beneficial.

Q:  Do any other conditions cause mental disorders or behavior problems?
A:  Yes, many things can cause behavioral disorders:

Medical conditions arising from thyroid problems, brain tumors, and epileptic seizures; genetic inheritance; brain injuries; trauma such as physical or emotional abuse, a major stressful event, or chronic bullying; illicit drug use; and infections in the brain that may be viral, bacterial, or parasitic… to name a few.  All of these conditions should be considered before settling on a mental health diagnosis.

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Parent to Parent Guidance

Parent to Parent Guidance

Margaret Puckette is a Certified Parent Support Provider, and partners with parents for successfully raising their troubled child, teen, or young adult. She believes parents and families need realistic practical guidance for home and school life, not just information about disorders. Margaret has mentored families for over 20 years. She is an author & speaker, and believes mentally healthy families raise mentally healthy children.

You Can Handle This.

You Can Handle This.

You are not alone. It's no one's fault. Behavior disorders are disabilities! Troubled children need a very different parenting approach than 'normal' kids.

Care for yourself first, then set new goals:
1. Physical and emotional safety for all
2. Acceptance of the way things are
3. Family balance, meet the needs of all
4. One step at a time, one day at a time

Practical Guide for Parents

Practical Guide for Parents

A guide with practical steps for reducing stress at home and successfully raising a troubled child. You use the same proven techniques as mental health and other professionals. It starts by taking care of your wellbeing first, then taking an entirely different approach to parenting.
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