Is it Anxiety, ADHD, or Both?

Is it Anxiety, ADHD, or Both?

Since some of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and anxiety can seem similar, the differences between the two diagnoses can be very confusing!
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Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

I’m a recovering perfectionist. In my writing, I’m always looking for a better way to phrase things (I’ve revised this sentence four times). As a teacher, I’m always…
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7 Free Screening Tools for Children's Mental Health Concerns

7 Free Screening Tools for Children's Mental Health Concerns

You’ve noticed some changes in your child or teen and you’re wondering if something more is going on than them just having a rough day. Perhaps their teacher or coach has…
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5 Signs Your Teen Might Be Depressed

5 Signs Your Teen Might Be Depressed

When your happy-go-lucky child turns into an irritable, secretive, and moody teenager, how do you know whether they are exhibiting typical teen behavior or something more serious like depression?
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You Are What You Eat: Nutrition Plays an Important Role in Children’s Brain Health

You Are What You Eat: Nutrition Plays an Important Role in Children’s Brain Health

Parents of kids with mental illnesses fight so many daily battles that trying to get a stubborn child to eat a healthy meal can seem like an impossible task. But healthy meals are worth the fight.
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Helping Your Teen Care About Mental Wellness

Helping Your Teen Care About Mental Wellness

Sometimes, getting a teenager to do something that’s good for them may seem next to impossible. However, teens need their parent's guidance and support to make mental health a priority.
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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Planning Ahead Helps kids Deal with Moving Stressors

The military move. Inevitable and exciting? Yes. Stressful? Not necessarily. With planning and communication, a military move can be something children – and parents –…
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Avoiding Travel Travails: A little planning can go a long way to ensuring your spring break travel is fun for everyone

Spring Break is my family’s favorite time to travel. Because we live in chilly Idaho and our grandmas both live in sunny southern California, we usually schedule a trip…
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