Self-Injury

Self-Injury: Productive Tips for a Destructive Behavior

Originally published October 22, 2015 Self-Injury can be an overwhelming and confusing issue for those of us who work with children and adolescents who engage in this behavior.  It is a scary behavior and one that is hard to wrap our minds around. Here are some tips on what to do, or not do, if/when… Continue reading Self-Injury: Productive Tips for a Destructive Behavior

Behavior Modification, Incentive Systems, Positive Rewards

Pride not Prize: Moving Away from Material Based Incentive Systems

Behavior modification can be so tiresome. Ever heard someone say, "Today he'll work for something out of the prize box, but tomorrow may be a different story. Sometimes I feel like after he's earned his reward I start all over."? This scenario is one that occurs every where - and over and over. And over. If… Continue reading Pride not Prize: Moving Away from Material Based Incentive Systems

ADHD, Education, Parenting

ADHD: Is it or not?

Recently I read a statistic that nearly 11% of children in this nation have been diagnosed with ADHD.   That's almost 6.5 million kids!!  As a clinician, I have to think that this is huge!  Like something's-gone-awry huge because this is a dramatic increase in numbers.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that… Continue reading ADHD: Is it or not?

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Welcome!

First and foremost I am so happy that you've stopped by our blog! Watson Center for Wellness hopes you find our content helpful and encouraging. So.  Let's get started! My name is Erin Watson, President of Watson Center for Wellness, and a licensed clinical social worker. For the last 15 years I have been working… Continue reading Welcome!