Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa often begin around age 12 or 13, and they have one of the highest mortality rates among mental illnesses.
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Coping with Your Child’s Bedtime Anxiety and Insomnia

Coping with Your Child’s Bedtime Anxiety and Insomnia

If your child has difficulty waking up in the morning or is sleepy during the day, these may be signs that your child is not getting adequate sleep. Other signs include mood swings, irritability, decreased attention span, and memory problems.
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Could a 504 Plan Help Your Child Do Better in School?

Many parents are familiar with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which are an important part of the school day for…
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Securing Your Safety Net: How collaborating with your child on a crisis plan can keep all of you safe

Securing Your Safety Net: How collaborating with your child on a crisis plan can keep all of you safe

As we waited for an ambulance to take Eric, still raging, to the hospital, I sunk down to the curb, looking at my fingers, still sticky from pancake syrup. I will never forget what happened next.
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Agoraphobia: What to Look for and How to Help

Agoraphobia: What to Look for and How to Help

Agoraphobia - the fear of being in public spaces - is the intense fear a person experiences when exposed to a threatening situation, along with the tendency to avoid situations or environments perceived as threatening.
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5 Healthy Habits to Promote Mental Wellness for Military Families

It’s a new year, and that means it’s a perfect time to reflect on our habits and goals for ourselves and our family – especially around mental wellness for your family.…
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Parenting Through Winter Break And Starting the New Year Strong

Parenting Through Winter Break And Starting the New Year Strong

While the holidays are meant to bring us joy and rest, these changes can be disruptive or stressful for families with children. This may be especially true for families with children who have a mental health diagnosis.
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Supporting Your Service Member Spouse Through Re-Deployment

The time leading up to your spouse returning from deployment is often a frenzy of varied emotions, tasks in preparation, and expectations for the time together to come.…
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