What Parents Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

What Parents Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

As parents, it’s critical we educate ourselves on the opioid crisis and risk factors so that we can have honest conversations with our children to protect them from this risk.
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Four common challenges that military kids face … and what parents can do to help

If you grew up in a military family, you know that many of the challenges you faced were different than those of your civilian friends. While there are
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Feeling Gratitude in a Valley of Shadows: What one mother has gained from her son's serious mental illness

Feeling Gratitude in a Valley of Shadows: What one mother has gained from her son's serious mental illness

For many lonely, exhausting years while my child was desperately ill, I struggled to feel grateful for anything as I drove from one specialist to another. I came across some positive psychology research almost by chance.
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Understanding the Mental Health Risks for Children in Foster Care

Understanding the Mental Health Risks for Children in Foster Care

Unstable family relationships, changing environments, and exposure to trauma all contribute to the increased risk of mental illness for kids in foster care.
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Be Aware of these 6 Hidden Signs of Depression

Be Aware of these 6 Hidden Signs of Depression

Children and adolescents often experience depressive symptoms in a different way than adults. Since these signs are less intuitive than some of the more common symptoms, they are easy to overlook.
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Kids Fight Bullying At The Lunch Table

Kids Fight Bullying At The Lunch Table

Sometimes in all our efforts to raise awareness and advocate for our kids, adults forget that young people themselves have tremendous power to change their worlds and the lives of those around them.
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5 Common Myths about Child Mental Illness that Could Keep Parents from Seeking Help

5 Common Myths about Child Mental Illness that Could Keep Parents from Seeking Help

Due to feelings of shame or misunderstandings about mental illness, some parents fear taking their child in to be diagnosed or “labeled.”
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Marijuana and ADHD – A Serious Combination of Risks

Marijuana and ADHD – A Serious Combination of Risks

Since ADHD is one of the most common mental health disorders in young people, and marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal substances, it’s no surprise there is cross-over between the two.
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