Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"

10 Posts Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"



When Valentine's Day Falls Short

When Valentine's Day Falls Short

Coming home empty handed on Valentine's Day can leave adolescents feeling unpopular and heartbroken. Here are a few ideas on how to help your teen when they are feeling left out on Valentine’s Day.
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when anxiety doesn't look like anxiety

when anxiety doesn't look like anxiety

Anxious children react to their environment in a variety of ways - some of which parents may find surprising! Often, a child diagnosed with an anxiety disorder will behave like an angry, sad or disruptive child.
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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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helping your children navigate the holidays after divorce

helping your children navigate the holidays after divorce

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, even more so after divorce or separation. While the season may feel different, planning and concerted efforts can help your child have a positive experience during these times.
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the best way to cheer for your child

the best way to cheer for your child

Support comes in all shapes and sizes, and this advice applies to more than just sports. Your child needs your healthy support in every activity, from soccer to competitive rock, paper, scissors.
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what if your child is the bully?

what if your child is the bully?

While being bullied may cause an otherwise healthy child to develop mental health issues, bullying behavior may also be a sign that a child is struggling and needs help.
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a parents’ guide to children’s mental health

a parents’ guide to children’s mental health

We are proud to introduce "Children’s Mental Health: A Guide for Parents," a free handbook specifically designed to help parents understand their child’s mental illness and support them on a journey toward mental health.
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when it comes to mental health, lead by example

when it comes to mental health, lead by example

Adolescence is hard – some might argue more so than adulthood – so if taking a mental health day benefits an adult, why wouldn’t it also benefit a child?
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Welcome to (Grand)Parenthood

Welcome to (Grand)Parenthood

Regardless of how grandparents find themselves parenting again, the same challenges of raising kids they once faced still exist — and new challenges have been layered on top.
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risky business - when your child’s behaviors and habits might be unhealthy

risky business - when your child’s behaviors and habits might be unhealthy

Recognizing these risky behaviors can help identify a problem before it becomes more difficult to treat, and before any long-term or permanent damage has been done.
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