10 Posts Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"
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.Read More
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.Read More
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Did they used to be organized, outgoing, and actively involved in class and social activities but have recently become withdrawn and disorganized?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?Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More