Dr. Ann Gatty
Ann Gatty, Ph.D.is a life coach, inforpreneur, author and organizational strategist. She has taught in classrooms and organizational training sessions and now works as a life coach for professional and personal development. Dr. Gatty has developed curriculum for college courses, organizational training and personal development. From her work and personal experiences, she finds a continuous need among women, of all walks of life, to find a life balance between professional goals and personal responsibilities. Ann Gatty hosts a website, www.stress-management-4-women.com, which offers stress management strategies, life skill development, and a means of finding your true passion in life. She has also authored Discovering God’s Recipe for a Healthy Body, Heart and Soul. Ann Gatty earned a Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. She is married, the mother of two young adult boys, and shares her home with her husband, two Great Danes and a Bassett Hound.
It's no secret that alcohol and teenagers are a dangerous combination. Alcohol is the most frequently used drug by teens in the United States. About half of junior high and senior high school students drink alcohol on a monthly basis, and 14% of teens have been intoxicated at least once in the past year. Nearly... Read more »
With all the many stressors that our teens face on a daily basis, it's not surprising that many find themselves with a large dose of adolescent anger. We've all experienced this emotion, and know that rarely are the results of an outburst beneficial. However, it’s important to be in control of anger rather than allowing... Read more »
Does your child tend to be nervous, avoidant, annoying or exhausting? Is your child expressing fear that is beginning to turn into anger? Anxiety in children is more common than you think. Approximately 1 out of 10 children suffers from an anxiety disorder. Parents face special challenges handling anxiety in children because of their often hectic,... Read more »
Watching your teen having a temper tantrum is scary. Adolescent anger management is not something most parents want to deal with, but unfortunately, the situation often can't be avoided. Here are four strategies that we used in our household with great results:
1. Communication: "There's nothing wrong with feeling angry."
Sometimes my teenage son would become so... Read more »
Do you have a budding athlete? Are you ready to handle the stress that accompanies raising a child who participates in sports? Well, get ready for what could be a wild adventure as you experience the world of sports with all of the bumps and dips along the way. The highly competitive "win at all... Read more »
During the months of February and March, many high school seniors are stressing over which colleges will say “yes” to their college applications. By now, most high school seniors have completed the labor-intensive task of researching their higher education possibilities, have spent countless hours completing written applications, and have narrowed down their final college choices... Read more »
Being a parent is hard work, and sometimes the stress levels can get so high you wonder what you were thinking to bring kids into this world. Let's face it, raising children is a real and constant challenge. What's a parent to do? Here's the secret: You need to take control. And by that I... Read more »
Social networking sites are an important part of most teen’s social life, yet they can cause stress in teens. According to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, American youths between the ages of 8 and 18 years spend an average of 7 ½ hours per day using electronic devices, including smart phones, MP3 players, and... Read more »
Family holiday traditions help you build some annual activities your children can enjoy each year and anticipate ways they can be creative in their level of participation. As your children mature, they can take a more active part in some of these traditions. Here are some examples of holiday traditions you may wish to start... Read more »
Is your teenager feeling stressed because they are experiencing some bumps along the road of life? For teenagers, unfair events such as being turned down for a date can make them feel unlovable. Doing poorly on a test that they studied hard for can cause them to feel like failures, and being cut from a sports team often... Read more »