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How to help kids who are drowning in extracurriculars | Deseret News

ACA member Dee Ray spoke with the Deseret News about the consequences of over-scheduling kids. “Older kids, who can handle more activities and structure, still need downtime. Without free time and with too much pressure, they start looking like little stressed adults.” Parents and kids sometimes struggle to find the sweet...

Does the ‘Body Positive’ Movement Promote Health?

The body-positive movement is teaching people to embrace their body types without hesitation. ACA member Dr. Chris Leeth spoke with Healthline about the value of this movement: “Body positivity is not saying it’s an excuse to be fat or unhealthy, but it’s a way of saying we don’t need to put...

Making Social Media Work for You

In her August column for Psychology Today, ACA President Dr. Thelma Duffey shares tips for using social media during challenging times. “Communicating and connecting via social media is the ‘new normal’ of contemporary life. And for people leading full lives, it’s a wonderful tool. But what happens when a...

Tapping for Growth

I have recently been re-introduced to an excellent mind-body therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, sometimes called tapping). When I first met this form of therapy almost 15 years ago, I was skeptical; it seemed a little strange. What I witnessed was a client and therapist working through a troubling,...