5 Tips to Reduce Conflict Between Parents and Children

All parents want to have a good relationship with their children, but may be unsure of how to reduce the conflict with them. Take a look at these tips on reducing conflict between you and your child. Click Here to read the full article

Does My Child Have Post-Traumatic Stress?

Post-traumatic stress does not only affect veterans and service members. Even young children may experience PTSD. Here are some signs and ways you can help. Click Here to read the full article

4 Things Parents Should Know About the Show 13 Reasons Why

The first season of 13 Reasons Why was extremely popular with middle school and high school students in 2017. The themes in the show resonate with issues that its viewers are aware of or have experienced themselves. The second season, which was released in May 2018, is just as popular among teens this year; some binge watching during summer break....[ read more ]

Separation at the Border

My heart breaks as I read headlines and news stories about the immigration policy that is taking a “Zero Tolerance” approach and separating migrating parents from their children, sending the children to shelters or foster care. The reality is that a child’s separation from his primary caregiver can have devastating effects on his mental health and physical well-being. A child...[ read more ]

Why You Should Limit Phone Time For Your Teen

When your child was small, they most likely couldn’t go to bed at night unless they had their favorite blanky or stuffed animal. Well, just because they’re “all grown up” doesn’t mean they still don’t have dependencies. Teens today can’t seem to go to bed, or anywhere else for that matter, without their beloved smartphone by their side.When I was...[ read more ]

Mass Shootings: How to Talk to Your Kids

After the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1999, certainly no one could imagine that over the next 20 years, 200 more school shootings would occur. In the first 79 days of 2018 alone, there were 12 school shootings, compared to 9 over the entire year of 2017. Sadly, school shootings are becoming an epidemic in the...[ read more ]

What To Do If Your Kid Is The Bully

Bullying has become a national epidemic. According to recent data, between 1/4 and 1/3 of school children say they have been bullied. And, according to surveys, roughly 30% of young people admit to bullying others.While much research has gone into how we can prevent bullying, and many programs have been implemented and tested in schools, the results have been modest at...[ read more ]

Isn’t My Child Too Young for Therapy? (Myth vs. Reality)

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your child from harm and make sure they grow up healthy and happy. You make sure they wear a bike helmet and knee pads, but if they do take a tumble and break an arm, you immediately seek medical attention.Some “boo-boos” aren’t as noticeable as a broken bone, but these...[ read more ]

Common Signs Your Kid Is Being Bullied

For many parents, bullying brings up memories of the schoolyard. You may have memories of yourself or a friend being bullied in the classroom or on the school bus.But today, social media has created a whole new realm for bullying, expanding the problem and making it easier for children to be harassed.If you’re concerned that your child may be being...[ read more ]

The ‘I Am’ Message: What to Do When Kids Experience Rejection

We all experience rejection at some point—but if parents handle the topic poorly, it can hurt kids in the long-term. Do you know how to help your child cope? Read the full article here!
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