Tagged "Inspiration"

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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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4 Reasons Why Military Moms are True Superheroes

4 Reasons Why Military Moms are True Superheroes

As Mother’s Day approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to shine a light on military moms. You are all truly amazing, and here are some reasons why.
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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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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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After a Suicide Attempt: How to Support the Child and the Family

After a Suicide Attempt: How to Support the Child and the Family

Your child is no longer actively suicidal and has been discharged from their inpatient stay. There are several things you can do to help your child's recovery continue after the initial crisis has subsided.
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Navigating Summer Plans for a Child with Mental Illness: Pools, Popsicles, and Paying for Special Needs Care

Navigating Summer Plans for a Child with Mental Illness: Pools, Popsicles, and Paying for Special Needs Care

While I no longer plan summer daycare for my soon-to-be 13-year-old daughter, there’s no way I would have left my son Eric, who lives with bipolar disorder, home alone at the age of 13. He would not have been safe.
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Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn in parenting a child with mental illness is that it’s okay to doubt myself—and even more importantly, it’s also okay to trust myself too.
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the worth of one: teaching our children to value their worth is vital to their mental health

the worth of one: teaching our children to value their worth is vital to their mental health

I knew from an early age that my son was not defined by his behaviors, but building self-worth and confidence in a child who experiences mental health challenges is a difficult task.
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feeling thankful in the midst of challenges

feeling thankful in the midst of challenges

Since my children were young, we’ve practiced the same Thanksgiving tradition. During the first week of November, we sit down together and make our “Thankful Turkeys.” Some years, this activity is harder than other years.
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at the intersection of faith and mental health

For many of us, our spiritual leaders are a natural first place to turn in times of mental health challenges. They know us and our families, they are often a comforting…
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