In February, I was interviewed for a news story by one of our local news stations about how cell phone use can impact the brains of children and teens. Here’s a snippet from the story: “Kids are social learners,” said Dr. Margaret Jessop, Clinical Psychologist. “They watch everything you do, so the earlier we startRead more about In the News: Combating Cell Phone Addiction in Toddlers, Children, and Teens[…]
Some of you may know that I have been involved in Dr. Tina Payne Bryson’s professional training group. Bryson and her writing partner, Dr. Dan Siegel, have a new book—THE YES BRAIN—coming out this week. It builds on their previous work, which you may already know about: the New York Times bestsellers, THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILDRead more about A Message from Dr. Tina Payne Bryson[…]
Food Drive at Riverwalk for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana In an effort to embrace the giving season, Riverwalk is hosting its first food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. If you are coming in for an appointment, feel free to drop off some food to donate, and we will take careRead more about Food Drive at Riverwalk for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana[…]
I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve started a Hornets and Hippos YouTube channel that will be home for audio mindful practices that have been adapted from my Hornets and Hippo workbook. For those of you who have been through the Hornets and Hippos workshops, the recording will sound familiar. This is the first mindfulRead more about Announcing Mindful Moments on YouTube[…]
A graduate from the Hornets and Hippos classes has generously shared one of his drawings from the workbook for everyone to see. This exercise helps kids imagine their hornet (amygdala) and their hippo (hippocampus) before learning about these amazing brain functions.
Recently one of the local news stations came out to interview me about my anxiety workshops. I was thrilled to be highlighted on the local news. If you are interested, you can watch my interview at the link below: Local psychologist using new program to help kids cope with anxiety For more information about myRead more about Hornets and Hippos in the News[…]
Mindfulness Consultation Groups I was introduced to mindfulness practices back in California during my training and have been using aspects of mindfulness in treatment for a number of years. Back in August, hoping to help support other clinicians who are in the process of using mindful practices for themselves and for their clients and patients,Read more about New Services[…]
By Margaret Ann Jessop, PsyD There is nothing like a good night of sleep. Sleep gives us energy, the ability to focus and a better mood for the day. It also plays a role in learning, handling stress and remaining physically and mentally healthy. Children’s understanding of sleep changes through their developmental and imaginative growth.Read more about Maintaining Sleep Routines With Your Toddler’s Growing Imagination[…]
By Margaret Jessop, PsyD Of course the answer is no, but it might not be long before your little ones pick up a pink or blue play phone and start texting their little hearts out. Social learning is the foundation of many areas of child development, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see aRead more about Does Your Toddler Text?[…]
Thanks so much for visiting my new website, where I hope to share news of my practice, articles of interest, interesting information links, and psychologically focused childrens books. Please feel free to contact me at my office if you have any questions about my practice.