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10 Posts Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"



Mental Health Support for Your Child at School – Who’s On the Team?

When children are struggling with mental health issues, their performance at school is often one of the first indicators. Your child’s teachers are in the unique position…
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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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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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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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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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Mental Health Days - What to do when your child just won't go to school

Mental Health Days - What to do when your child just won't go to school

All children can experience anxiety about starting a new school year. Mental health conditions can exacerbate those common anxieties and fears, sometimes even making your child physically ill.
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How to Prepare for Your Child Turning 18

How to Prepare for Your Child Turning 18

Because of health care laws, it’s important to prepare and discuss with your child the steps you can take together as a family to make sure that your child continues to receive quality care after they turn 18.
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