Saturday, August 2, 2008

Welcome to my new blog!!!

Dear Parent,

I welcome you to my new blog. The purpose of the blog is to help parents of children with puzzling behavioral, social, and learning challenges. Much of the blog's content will follow the steps presented in my book, Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior: A Guide for Parents of Children with Behavioral, Social, and Learning Challenges. This book is very appropriate for parents of children with ADHD, Asperger's, high functioning autism, ODD, anxiety, depression, and other disorders. The book is also appropriate for parents of children who are experiencing normal challenges of childhood. The thrust of the book is to help parents better understand the needs of their children, how to make a strength-based plan of action, and to know to whom to turn for help. It is a short book and for less than $15, you can save thousands of dollars to uneeded trips to professionals. Your interventions will also be positive and more effective. Many parents who are concerned about their children go on a "quest for help" that takes them through a myriad of care professionals. Sometimes this journey helps, but other times parents become even more confused. If you are one of these parents, I want to help you. If you have not, please purchase a copy of the book and let me know what you think. You may purchase the book at your local bookstore, http://www.amazon.com/, or at http://www.lifespanpress.com/. Try your best to follow the step-by-step procedures. If you get stuck, email me at: scurtis@lifespanps.com. I am happy to help you brainstorm a bit. In the coming days, weeks, and months, I will be posting additional information, advice, and links that are not included in the book. I hope you find this valuable. I am so excited to offer my help in this manner. As a disclaimer, by participating in this blog, there is not an official patient-doctor relationship. This is purely informal. If you would like to make an appointment with me, please call our administrative assistant at: 206-780-7782. If you wish to know more about our practice, please visit: http://www.lifespanps.com/. I do both in town and out of town assessments. If you are from a long distance, let us know and we will complete an evaluation in one day if at all possible. Ok let's get started..