10 Posts Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"



How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A Peer

How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A Peer

Avoiding the subject of suicide — and failing to create a safe space where your child can grieve — can actually create more harm. To end teen suicide, adults must step up, be brave, and have hard conversations.
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How to Talk to Your Teen About Attending Therapy

How to Talk to Your Teen About Attending Therapy

When teens feel forced into going to therapy, their motivation to change is low, so engaging with your teenager before the appointment and involving them in the process is highly recommended.
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What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

As you digest what your child’s mental health professional has recently shared with you, consider your own needs in the areas of education, support, and engagement. Here are four steps that can help you adjust.
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A Parent’s Guide To Early Intervention For Psychosis In Children

A Parent’s Guide To Early Intervention For Psychosis In Children

Has your child been acting differently lately? Did they used to be organized, outgoing, and actively involved in class and social activities but have recently become withdrawn and disorganized? Have they even started sharing strange thoughts and ideas?
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Types Of Therapy Available For Your Child

Types Of Therapy Available For Your Child

It’s a common misconception that psychotherapy is one-size-fits-all. But there are actually many different types of mental health treatments available, ranging from traditional “talk therapy” to play therapy to many specialized variations of treatment.
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Help Your Child Conquer ADHD In The Classroom

Help Your Child Conquer ADHD In The Classroom

About 10% of children ages 4-17 suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These kids often struggle to control their hyperactivity and/or impulsivity at school, which significantly impacts their ability to learn effectively.
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Understanding Secondary Trauma Stress – A Guide for Families

Understanding Secondary Trauma Stress – A Guide for Families

When a child is injured or traumatized in some way, it’s not unusual for the parents to also experience some emotional impact from the trauma. This is called secondary traumatic stress (STS).
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School’s Out – Structure the Summer for Fall Success

School’s Out – Structure the Summer for Fall Success

Children often have difficulty adjusting to transitions. Luckily, you can reduce the stress of adjusting to a new school year by adding some light structure to your child’s summer schedule.
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5 Habits for a More Mindful, Healthy Approach to Life

5 Habits for a More Mindful, Healthy Approach to Life

Confession: I am starting to feel stressed out by the relentless calls for “mindfulness” in my life. Yet we all need something — whatever we want to call it — to keep ourselves focused, productive, and, yes, happy, in our roles as parents.
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A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death between ages 10 and 34, according to the National Institute for Mental Health.
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