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mindhub.studio is intended for educational purposes only. It is not a replacement for professional treatment. If you have mental or physical health symptoms that pose a risk to the safety of yourself or others, please consult your physician or a licensed professional in your area.

mindhub.studio (“mindhub.studio," “we," or “us") provides online videos intended for education of mental health, life experiences, and entertainment through its website located at mindhub.studio and mindhubstudio.com. By registering as a member or by using the mindhub.studio in any way, you accept these Terms of Service (“Agreement"), which forms a binding agreement between you and mindhub.studio. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not use the mindhub.studio services.

1. Who May Use mindhub.studio

AGE REQUIREMENT: You must be at least 13 years old to use the mindhub.studio Service. If you are at least 13, but are still a minor (this depends on where you live), you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the mindhub.studio Service. Please have him or her read this Agreement with you. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: By granting your child permission to use the mindhub.studio Service, you agree to the terms of this Agreement on behalf of your child. You are responsible for monitoring and supervising your child’s use of the mindhub.studio Service. If your child is using the mindhub.studio Service and is either under 13 or does not have your permission, please contact us immediately so that we can disable his or her access. If you have questions about whether mindhub.studio is appropriate for your child, please contact us.

 

2. License to use mindhub.studio

LICENSE: mindhub.studio grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the mindhub.studio service for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. This includes the right to view content available on mindhub.studio. This license is personal to you and may not be assigned or sublicensed to anyone else. You may not use mindhub.studio for commercial purposes. Except as expressly permitted by mindhub.studio in writing, you will not reproduce, redistribute for profit, or sell any works from mindhub.studio. Nor will you attempt to circumvent any of mindhub.studio’s technical measures or take any measures to interfere with or damage the mindhub.studio service. All rights not expressly granted by mindhub.studio are reserved.

 

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Your privacy rights are set forth in our Privacy Policy, which forms a part of this Agreement. Please review the Privacy Policy to learn about:

  • What information we may collect about you;
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  • 4. Membership

REGISTRATION: To fully use mindhub.studio, you must register as a member by providing a user name, password, and valid email address. You must provide complete and accurate registration information to mindhub.studio and notify us if your information changes. If you are a business, government, or non-profit entity, the person whose email address is associated with the account must have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

USER NAME: You may use your real name. If you are a business, government, or non-profit entity, you must use the actual name of your organization. You may not use someone else’s name, a name that violates any third party right, or a name that is obscene or otherwise objectionable.

ACCOUNT SECURITY: You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your account, including any activity by authorized or unauthorized users. You must not allow others to use your account credentials and you must safeguard the confidentiality of those credentials. If you are using a computer that others have access to, you must log out of your account after using mindhub.studio. If you become aware of an unauthorized access to your account, you must change your password and notify us immediately.

 

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SUBSCRIPTIONS: In addition to offering Basic (free) mindhub.studio memberships, we offer paid subscriptions. Please see our subscription pages for current features and pricing. Features and prices are subject to change. All fees may be subject to taxes.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS: All purchases are final and all fees paid are non-refundable, even if your account is later terminated by mindhub.studio. If your account is terminated due to your breach of this Agreement, you will not be refunded. If you have questions, please contact us.

RENEWALS: Subject to the terms hereof, you may choose to renew your subscription at the end of the subscription period. By default, all subscriptions are set to automatically renew for the same period of time as the original subscription. You may decline to renew at any time prior to the commencement of a renewal subscription. mindhub.studio reserves the right to deny subscriptions, renewals, and other purchases for any reason.

END OF SUBSCRIPTION: When a paid subscription ends, the account automatically becomes a basic (free) account and mindhub.studio may disable access to or delete any content to comply with basic account limits. Your account and its content may be deleted if your subscription is not renewed.

OTHER PURCHASES: Purchases of other products and services through mindhub.studio are subject to our Payment Addendumand to other terms and conditions that are presented to you at the time of purchase.

 

6. Term and Termination; Account Deletion

TERM: This Agreement begins on the date you first use the mindhub.studio service and continues as long as you have an account with us.

ACCOUNT DELETION: You may delete your account at any time. Basic accounts may be deleted from mindhub.studio if they remain inactive (i.e., the user fails to log in) for a continuous period of at least six (6) months. Paid subscription accounts will remain active until the end of the subscription term and any renewal term.

TERMINATION FOR BREACH: mindhub.studio may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) or block or remove any content if mindhub.studio determines that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage mindhub.studio’s reputation and goodwill. If mindhub.studio deletes your account for the foregoing reasons, you may not re-register for a mindhub.studio account. mindhub.studio may block your email address and Internet protocol address to prevent further registration.

 

7. Disclaimers

mindhub.studio reserves the right to modify the mindhub.studio service. You are responsible for providing your own access (e.g., computer, mobile device, Internet connection, etc.) to mindhub.studio.

mindhub.studio provides the mindhub.studio service on an “as is" and “as available" basis. You therefore use mindhub.studio at your own risk. mindhub.studio expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and any other warranty that might arise under any law. Without limiting the foregoing, mindhub.studio makes no representations or warranties:

  • That the mindhub.studio Service will be permitted in your jurisdiction;
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To the extent any disclaimer or limitation of liability does not apply, all applicable express, implied, and statutory warranties will be limited in duration to a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which you first used mindhub.studio, and no warranties shall apply after such period.

 

8. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law: (i) mindhub.studio shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses; and (ii) mindhub.studio’s total liability to you shall not exceed the amounts paid by you to mindhub.studio over the twelve (12) months preceding your claim(s). 

 

9. General Provisions

GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan, United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. The Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act, and the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods shall not apply.

DISPUTES: Any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of the mindhub.studio Service must be commenced in the state or federal courts located in Kent County, Michigan, United States of America (and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts). In any such action, mindhub.studio and you irrevocably waive any right to a trial by jury.

INTERPRETATION; SEVERABILITY; WAIVER; REMEDIES: Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to construe the terms of this Agreement. If any term of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that term will be severed from this Agreement. No failure or delay by mindhub.studio in exercising any right hereunder will waive any further exercise of that right. mindhub.studio’s rights and remedies hereunder are cumulative and not exclusive.

SUCCESSORS; ASSIGNMENT; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES: This Agreement is binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and permitted assigns. You may not assign this Agreement without mindhub.studio’s prior written consent. No third party shall have any rights hereunder.

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Modification: This Agreement may not be modified except by a revised Terms of Service posted by mindhub.studio on the mindhub.studio site or a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of mindhub.studio. A revised Terms of Service will be effective as of the date it is posted on the mindhub.studio site.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between mindhub.studio and you concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings regarding the same. END OF DOCUMENT.



Making Sense of Angry Children

 

Frustrated with your child's anger? Learn more about what makes some kids so angry and what you can do about it!

 

One of the most common reasons parents bring their children for therapy is concern about the child’s anger. How a child expresses this anger can disrupt a family and leave parents wondering what is normal and what to do about it. Although there are many causes for anger, there are a few strategies that can help parents better understand what the child’s behavior means and when to seek professional help.

 

What is Normal?

Children get angry. They live in the moment and find it hard to wait or work for things. When they are toddlers we expect them to throw tantrums. But as the child gets older, the expectations for acceptable ways of expressing anger change. It is expected that they learn to not hit or kick, to not call names, and eventually to use language to express feelings and solve problems. It becomes a problem if a child does not develop these other ways of expressing anger as he gets older. Typically, tantrums begin around age two and begin to decline around age 4. If tantrums and aggressive responses to anger persist after this age, or if these behaviors return at an older age, it could be a sign to indicate that further exploration would be appropriate.

By adolescence, it is expected that the child can identify and express several emotions without aggression. Adolescence can be a time of mood swings, but the child should be able to express these moods safely and eventually work toward a resolution after calming down. Children and teenagers who experience frequent and intense anger, even if it does not result in violence, could also be exhibiting signs of underlying factors that could impair their relationships and independence if they are not addressed.

 

What is Anger?

Anger can be thought of as a “secondary emotion,” meaning that the anger we see on the surface might be masking underlying emotions that can be harder to identify. These other feelings – fear, frustration, hurt, disappointment, etc. – are quite painful and give a sense of vulnerability and helplessness. Anger can be very addicting because it serves as a sort of emotional anesthesia to numb these painful feelings. Rather than feeling powerless and out of control, anger can create a sense of power that numbs the underlying pain and makes a child feel in control of the situation. In reality anger solves nothing because, not only does it not fix the original problem, but the child must then deal with the consequences of whatever he said or did when angry. This can lead to more frustration and a greater sense of feeling out of control. With more pain and loss of control comes a greater likelihood that the anger and accompanying behaviors will return in the future.

Many things can lead a child to experience chronic and severe anger. Children who have experienced significant trauma might have feelings that are so intense that they become desperate to escape these overwhelming feelings. Anger can numb these feelings and help the child feel in control. Anger and aggression can be learned from an early age. A parent who deals with the child through overly harsh or punitive means can inadvertently teach a child to behave in a similar manner. In fact, overly punitive and authoritarian parenting is one of the greatest predictors of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in childhood. Cognitive and learning challenges can also result in problematic ways of expressing anger. The child might find school and life in general to be especially frustrating if it they do not learn as easily as other children do. ADHD can make it more difficult for a child to solve problems and control impulses appropriately. Underlying mental health concerns like anxiety or depression can also result in intense anger. Commonly, children will attempt to cope with these emotions through avoidance. They might develop intense interests such as a video games or reading that distract them from painful feelings. When adults try to take away the interest the child can become overwhelmed and desperate for another avenue of escape. An abrupt and angry response can occur suddenly out of desperation.

 

What Should I do if I Have an Angry Child?

Dealing appropriately with anger typically involves identifying the underlying feelings, expressing the feelings, and learning to experience the feelings. This last part is especially important, because many children learn to escape unpleasant feelings at all costs. For example, many children can become angry in response to boredom. When needing to complete a mundane task, no matter how brief, these children might explode with anger. This problem is made more difficult by the constant stimulation and immediate gratification that the world provides today. It might be easier than ever to find distractions and opportunities to feel good immediately.

First, parents can help angry children by modeling how to deal with emotions. This also means talking to the child about what you are experiencing, how it feels, and how you are going to deal with it. It is valuable to sometimes do this in the moment and not only after the fact. For example, most children are aware that their parents become angry when stuck in traffic or when they are unhappy with another driver. This can be an opportunity to tell the child how you are feeling, what your options are, and what you are going to do. Coping with anger is largely about learning skills that don’t always develop on their own and have to be explicitly taught. When you see your child becoming angry, it can also be useful to identify underlying feelings the child might be experiencing. If you point out that the child might be disappointed because someone else ate the last cookie, you might be able to help him identify appropriate ways of expressing disappointment rather than expressing it as anger.

 

When to Seek Professional Help

If there are concerns that the child’s anger is excessive, and he is not responding to some of these strategies it could be time to consult with the pediatrician or a mental health professional. Early interventions often result in shorter and more effective treatment than attempting to change patterns later in life. Identifying other contributing factors such as ADHD or learning problems is also more helpful when identified early. If you are unsure if the child’s anger is excessive, consulting with teachers, school counselors, pediatricians, or others who are familiar with developmental milestones could be helpful. Frequently, families will consult with a mental health professional to gauge whether further assessment or treatment would be helpful. And remember that a child’s behavior is a way of communicating. When he does not have the language or awareness to express himself with words, his behaviors will tell you what is going on beneath the surface. Instead of merely punishing the behavior and ignoring the root of the problem, change can require uncovering what the child is trying to communicate and finding more appropriate ways to meet those needs.