Brain Balance Centers

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For over a decade, Brain Balance Achievement Centers has helped over 40,000 children improve the critical and behavioral skills needed to create a brighter path for their future.

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04/03/2024

Register for the next live conversation in our Parents Know Series: How to be Your Child’s #1 Teacher🗓️ Thursday, April 18th🕰️10AM PT | 12PM CT | 1PM ETJoin us for a live conversation. In today's fast-paced world, many children struggle with disengagement from learning, leading to increased anxiety and doubts about their abilities. Dr. Kelly Cagle is on a mission to change this narrative by empowering parents to leverage daily moments as opportunities for their children's growth and development.In this webinar, Dr. Cagle will share practical tips and strategies to help parents nurture lifelong learners, fostering confidence, problem-solving skills, and independence. From understanding and supporting learners every day to creating a family's educational philosophy, participants will gain invaluable insights into raising children who thrive academically, emotionally, and spiritually.Don't miss this opportunity! Register at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars. #

04/01/2024

Check out a clip from our recent conversation with Rebecca Jackson and Director of Nutrition for Brain Balance, Kelli Berghoff, to understand the crucial role antioxidants have on our body and mind. Maintaining a high antioxidant level is important for cognition and memory. Incorporating foods like dark fruits and leafy vegetables into your diet can drastically improve memory and reduce brain inflammation to stay on track.

You can check out the full webinar here for more: https://bit.ly/3xtjXZi

03/28/2024

Happy National Nutrition Month! Check out this yummy kale salad recipe from Coach Katie at !

Ingredients:
-1 bunch kale
-1/2 lemon
-1/2 apple
-olive oil or avocado oil to taste
-pumpkin seeds
-walnuts
Additional topping options: dried cranberries, pecans, cashews

Follow along for more nutritious and brain-healthy recipes that your family will enjoy.

Photos from Brain Balance Centers's post 03/27/2024

Did you know? Sleep loss of less than 55 minutes per night can impair attention in children with ADHD. According to a study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, even moderate sleep gains (approximately 30 more minutes each night) can lead to improved alertness and better behavior in school-aged children. Find below eight tips to help kids and teens get more restorative sleep!

1. Exercise Daily
2. Avoid caffeine and artificial ingredients
3. Stick to a schedule
4. Set a bedtime alarm
5. Use white noise and blackout curtains
6. Sleep with a weighted blanket

For more tips, read our blog! https://bit.ly/3L1s6Xd

03/25/2024

Follow along this month for National Nutrition Month at Brain Balance! We've asked our team from across the country to share brain-healthy recipes your family will LOVE.

Today's recipe comes from Cassie, team member from Brain Balance in Lexington.

Cassie is sharing a favorite recipe of hers -- Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites!
You can find all of the ingredients below.

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl.
Spoon into 1 in balls on sheet pan.
Chill and store in refrigerator.
Enjoy!

03/22/2024

Happy Friday! Here is a repost from our wonderful team members at !
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Child's ability to perceive body position, personal space and expressions. When kids struggle with personal space and boundaries, appear clumsy, struggle to read social cues, and/or develop empathy it can indicate that critical networks of connections between the brain and body are underdeveloped. This can make social scenarios, movements, and some behaviors more difficult to control. As the brain grows, it forms new networks of connections to our body, causing a new awareness of our own bodies, as well as personal space and an awareness of others. This is critical to our socialization and self-understanding.

03/20/2024

Follow along this month for National Nutrition Month at Brain Balance! We've asked our team from across the country to share brain-healthy recipes your family will LOVE.

Today's recipe comes from Samantha, program director from Brain Balance in Norwalk, CT.

Sam is sharing a favorite recipe of her and her partner --- chicken pot pie!

You can find all of Sam's ingredients below. For the full recipe, tap the link below!

Sam's Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Ingredients:
Pie Crust:
(I used 'King Arthur' brand gluten free pie crust mix in this video, and this is my recommended option. I have also used 'Bob's Red Mill' and 'Glutino's pie crust mix as well with similar results!)
As per the 'King Arthur' brand gluten free pie crust instructions, you will need:
- 16 TBSP of Cold Vegan Butter separated/chopped up (I recommend the 'Earth Balance' brand in the original version for all baking and cooking!)
- 4-6 TBSP of Cold Water

For crust egg wash at the end:
- 1 egg and 1/2 Tbsp water

Pie Filling:
- 1 Rotisserie Chicken already fully cooked, shredded and bones removed (save the chicken skin though, we will get to that later!)
- 2 Red and 2 Yellow potatoes, peeled and cubed (medium sized, if large use 1 of each)
- 1 Large yellow onion, chopped finely
- 3 TBSP Vegan Butter (for the roux)
- 1/3 cups GF flour (for the roux) (I prefer Bob's Red Mill or King Arthur's All Purpose GF Flour)
- 1 1/2 cups of GF chicken broth (can be replaced with bone broth or vegetable broth too!)
- 2/3 cup of unsweetened soy milk (can be replaced with unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk too!)
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 TBSP of my all purpose seasoning blend (see blend recipe below!)
- 1 or 2 stalks of fresh celery, chopped and peeled/de-threaded
- 1 cup of frozen carrots
- 1 cup frozen peas (feel free to replace peas and carrots with frozen veggies of your choice!)

All Purpose Seasoning Blend:
- 1 1/2 TBSP Paprika
- 2 TBSP Garlic powder
- 1 TBSP Onion powder
- 2 tsp Salt (style of your choice - fine not coarse)
- 2 tsp Black pepper
- 1/4 tsp Chili powder (optional!)

Follow along with us for more! For the full recipe, check the link here: https://bit.ly/3TiNmwK

03/18/2024

We've shared before the concerning data about social media use and depression in teen girls. In a recent article by this week, where they discuss important information from an Instagram Investigation, they uncover the correlation between the age of getting a smartphone and feeling distressed later in life.

While social media offers many benefits, such as staying connected with friends and keeping up on current trends, it's essential for parents to monitor and guide children's screen time use to minimize potential negative effects. With regular use, the younger the child is, the more likely they are to develop mental health and self-esteem issues later in life.

Encouraging healthy screen time habits, fostering open communication, and teaching about the potential dangers of the internet are ways to ensure your child is staying safe.

Navigating the do's and don'ts of screen time with kids and teens can be tough. We recently sat down with Nicole Rawson, founder of to discuss Healthy Screen Time Habits. Watch the conversation here: https://bit.ly/49uDx5Q

03/15/2024

Check out a repost from our wonderful Brain Balance team .
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Another great tip from Kaitlyn for our college students struggling with ADHD!

03/13/2024

Join us tomorrow for our live webinar to Eat These Five Foods for Better Focus With Dr. Rebecca Jackson, and registered Dietitian and Director of Nutrition for Brain Balance, Kelli Berghoff, to gain actionable strategies to use diet to optimize brain health.

Attend our live conversation to delve into the power of food in supporting individuals with ADHD. Kelli will share her insights on the five foods that can positively impact ADHD symptoms as well as 5 foods to always avoid if your child is struggling in areas such as emotional regulation and focus.

Register at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars.

03/11/2024

For new Brain Balance parents, it is crucial for us to understand the root of concern with your child. From there, we can provide some insight into your child’s challenges, and how it relates to what is happening in their brain. Check out a repost from Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, Mark Goldenberg:

"These parents filled out this questionnaire prior to their child starting Brain Balance, and once more after they completed their program. All questions gave a 0-10 scale. The blue responses are prior to program, and the green is just after the program ended. 367 point decrease in their behavioral observations of their own child. This doesn't show the actual neurological data and changes that we know happened beneath the surface, this doesn't even account for the months more still to come of changes for this child post program. Parents know their children better than anyone, and this is the data that speaks volumes over all else!! We are so excited for this family and proud of their handwork, it has paid off!! :) "

03/08/2024

When new pathways in the brain are formed, the brain’s ability to perform cognitive and physical tasks is improved. The strength and integration of our cognitive and physical skills build our ability to have successful executive functions - impacting our attention, decision-making and comprehension. We can notice these positive changes in our mood, memory, focus, behavior, social skills and relationships. These breakthroughs can be felt in the way we live and experience our daily lives.

Click on our blog for information on how to make your breakthrough a possibility: http://bit.ly/3Zn8Hqf

03/07/2024

Why is balance important? - because the same part of our brain that houses our balance capabilities houses our proprioception capabilities. What is proprioception? - it is the internal map that our body has to help us understand where we are in space. Helping us understand body language, personal space, facial expressions, social cues, and so much more!

⚖ Balance is just one of the important components of Brain Balance's multi-modal approach.

You can learn about the effect of our multi-modal approach on developmental outcomes for kids and teens in our most recent study, published by Frontiers in Psychology here: brainbalancecenters.com/multimodal-approach-research.

03/04/2024

Follow along this month for National Nutrition Month at Brain Balance! We've asked our awesome team members to share brain-healthy recipes your family will LOVE.

Hello! I’m Alena, the Assistant Director at Brain Balance of Midlothian, Virginia! Come with me as I make my new favorite dinner recipe that I found on our program portal…

This gluten free, dairy free Italian Sausage Gnocchi is delicious, easy, and all of the ingredients are under $16 at Trader Joe’s!

You will need:
✅ A cooking oil (I used olive oil)
✅ 1/2 cup finely diced onion
✅ 2 large cloves of garlic, diced (or if you’re a garlic-lover like me, as many cloves as your heart desires)
✅ 1 pound mild Italian pork sausage, casing removed (I love using the spicy Italian sausage 🌶️)
✅ 1 package of cauliflower gnocchi
✅ 2.5 cups spaghetti sauce (find a B360 approved sauce, I like using the “Organic Marinara Sauce” from Trader Joe’s… no added sugar and I can name everything on the ingredient list 😌)
✅ 5 oz baby spinach

Directions:
1. Heat your oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
2. Add onion and cook until softened (about 3-4 minutes)
3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds)
4. Add sausage and stir to break up the meat, until well browned (about 5-7 minutes)
5. Drain excess oil
6. Add the cauliflower gnocchi, stirring to break up any clumps
7. Add spaghetti sauce
8. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes
9. Stir in spinach until the spinach has wilted
10. Serve and ENJOY!

I have already made this recipe several times since finding it.😋 As a reminder, the “recipes” tab on our parent portal is an AMAZING resource to utilize. You can customize your search to your needs, and find so many delicious, approved recipes like this one!

Let us know if you try this out! 🌶️🇮🇹🍝😍

03/01/2024

Way to go Gavin! We truly appreciate and admire our Brain Balance parents, thank you for sharing Gavin's story! ❤️

02/28/2024

Here's a fun repost from our wonderful team members .
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What advice would you give to a college student that is struggling with ADHD?

02/26/2024

It can be hard to know when someone is struggling, or exactly what they are going through. Be kind, always. If you know a child that is struggling with focus, behavior or social interactions, Brain Balance is here to help. Visit brainbalance.com to get started.

02/23/2024

Happy Friday! Here's a repost from :

FINISH LINE FRIDAY🥇💪🏼

We’re so proud of these 2 gals who have been working so hard & have crossed the FINISH LINE! We can’t wait to see everything else you will do!

02/21/2024

Register for the next live conversation in our Parents Know Series: Eat These Five Foods for Better Focus

🗓️ Wednesday, March 14th
🕰️10AM PT | 12PM CT | 1PM ET

Join us for a live conversation on the crucial role nutrition plays in managing ADHD with Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Chief Programs Officer for Brain Balance, and Kelli Berghoff, MAS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, and Director of Nutrition for Brain Balance.

In this webinar, we'll delve into the power of food in supporting individuals with ADHD. Kelli will share her insights on the five foods that can positively impact ADHD symptoms as well as 5 foods to always avoid if you struggle with focus, impulsivity, emotional regulation, and attention.

Don't miss this opportunity! Register at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars.

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02/19/2024

How can I help my child overcome anxiety during social gatherings?

Check out this clip from our most recent webinar, Nurturing the Mental Health of our Kids in Today's World, with founder of Coping Skills for Kids, Janine Halloran, and Dr. Rebecca Jackson, as they discuss practical strategies for parents to foster coping skills in kids with anxiety, as well as how to handle meltdowns in social settings.

Watch the full webinar replay at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars!

02/16/2024

“Brain Balance has helped my son blossom in so many ways! From social emotional behaviors to coordination to sensory integration and so much more. My husband and I, along with his teachers, have noticed so much improvement with his behavior and we can’t thank Brain Balance and their staff enough!”

We truly appreciate and admire all our Brain Balance parents. Thank you so much for sharing your child's story with us! ❤️

Photos from Brain Balance Centers's post 02/14/2024

This Valentine's Day, give the gift of gratefulness to promote positivity and mental well-being by checking out the tips below:

1. Start a Gratitude Journal: Jot down some ideas with your child, these can be simple day-to-day things such as: something good that happened today, someone you haven't seen lately, a food you love, or something you're looking forward to.

2. Practice Meditation and Stillness: Try some deep breathing, simple meditation and positive self-talk. Meditation apps like Calm or HeadSpace are also great options.

3. Give Gratitude to Others: The best way to teach gratitude is to model it for your child. Your child observes you and your behaviors, and soaks in how to act and behave from them. If you show actions of gratitude, it will teach your child to mimic them.

Make it a habit to set aside a block of time each day to go over these gratitude practices with your child and soon you will see they become a positive way of life. For more gratitude tips, check out our blog here: https://bit.ly/42t0ELi

02/12/2024

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the typical fare is full of sugar, artificial dyes, and processed food. Not only can these treats pile on the sugar, but the additives may negatively influence your child’s behavior.

Here are some suggestions for your child to try for a healthy and happy Valentine's Day this year:

1. Heart-Shaped Energy Balls: You can create heart-shaped energy balls as Valentine’s Day treats for your kids to share with their peers.
2. Valentine’s Day Bookmarks: It’s a great alternative to a sweet treat that also encourages kids to read!
3. Heart-Shaped Erasers: Every child who writes will eventually need to erase their mistakes, that’s why heart-shaped erasers make great inexpensive alternatives!
4. Heart-Themed Pencils, Crayons, Stickers: Fun and colorful school supplies are great swaps to sugary foods and promote sensory interactions such as coloring, drawing, crafting, etc.

Our Valentine's Day guide provides top tips for this special day. From activities to recipes – we’ve got you covered here at Brain Balance! Help your child create happy Valentine's Day memories this year by checking out the link: https://bit.ly/3SnRACI

02/09/2024

Listen to the podcast "How to Impact Brain Development to Help Kids Thrive" featuring child & teen development specialist and published author focused on child development, Robyn Silverman and Dr. Rebecca Jackson! Here, you can learn realistic, actionable insights on how physical movement and sensory activities can keep your child happy and healthy.

“When we move our body, it’s not only exercising and building pathways in our brain that’s going to support things like sustained attention and impulse control, but it also makes us happier and healthier overall.”

Click the link here for the full podcast: https://bit.ly/42jkKYn

02/07/2024

Join us tomorrow for our live webinar about Mastering Sensory Processing! With Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Chief Programs Officer of Brain Balance, and Occupational Therapist, Teresa Kaelin for practical tips and tricks that can be implemented at home to support self-regulation.

Attend our live conversation to learn actionable strategies aimed at fostering internal self-regulation of emotions, social behaviors, and learning abilities. We hope to see you then!

Register at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars.

02/05/2024

Check out this clip from our most recent webinar, Nurturing the Mental Health of our Kids in Today's World, with licensed mental health counselor, Janine Halloran, and Dr. Rebecca Jackson, as they discuss crucial ways to help your child with anxiety during stressful situations.

Follow along for more webinar content to get all your questions answered, you can catch the detailed tips by watching the replay at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars!

02/02/2024

Way to go Camp! We truly appreciate and admire our Brain Balance parents, thank you for sharing Camp’s story! ❤️

01/31/2024

Repost from Brain Balance Centers in Norwalk, CT!

Both of these boys have some things in common - They are both very kind, try hard, and are super athletically gifted. What differences do they have? Well, the one on the right is doing better in school, has gained more confidence, and is having an easier time staying focused. The Brain Balance program has helped Chase with some of the things that were hard for him before so that he can be even better at just being Chase. Great job and Congratulations Chase! Your Norwalk BB family misses you already! :)

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01/29/2024

Too much screentime can adversely affect brain development, with kids spending less time playing or engaging in physical activity. Getting away from screens often improves focus and cognitive ability.

In this clip, Nicole Rawson and Rebecca Jackson explain how a child's brain development can be inhibited by overstimulation of the brain's reward pathways.

Watch the entire conversation for more at brainbalancecenters.com/webinars.

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