Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"

10 Posts Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"



the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

The Huffington Post reports Hispanic teenage girls have the highest rate of suicide attempts among all teenage demographics. Given that over 62% of San Antonio’s population is Hispanic, this is a serious issue for us.
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8 volunteer ideas for kids to help instill empathy

8 volunteer ideas for kids to help instill empathy

Whether through one-time projects like collecting canned goods for a local food bank or ongoing projects like monthly visits to a senior citizens center, there is a variety of opportunities for families to volunteer together.
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5 ways to keep your teen healthy and happy this summer

5 ways to keep your teen healthy and happy this summer

Let’s talk about some ways to keep the summer fun and easy, while making sure your kids get what they need to stay healthy, busy and happy.
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How to Help an Anxious Child

How to Help an Anxious Child

Beyond helping with the immediate clinical anxiety, mental health treatment can help improve self-esteem and communication skills that can last a lifetime.
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3 ways for mom to help a child struggling with mental health

3 ways for mom to help a child struggling with mental health

Your heart hurts seeing your child struggling with their mental health. There are things you can do to help your kiddo - as well as yourself and your whole family!
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13 ways to talk to your kids about 13 reasons why

13 ways to talk to your kids about 13 reasons why

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional story of a teenage girl’s suicide and other sensitive issues associated with it. The show has quite unceremoniously placed the issue of teen suicide in the front and center in our community conversations.
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stress vs. trauma: one is not like the other

stress vs. trauma: one is not like the other

Occasional stress is a disruptive but normal part of a child’s life. Trauma is much more severe and complex, and it is critical to deal with it in a different way for the sake of the child.
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Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Drug Use/Abuse?

Recognizing the warning signs of drug use/abuse in youth isn’t easy. Recognizing those warning signs in our own children is even harder in part…
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why focusing on your child's bad behavior can be so wrong

why focusing on your child's bad behavior can be so wrong

Behavior problems are a signal that there is something else wrong in the child’s life. The behavior itself is rarely the actual problem but usually the product of something else.
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playing can improve your child’s mental health

playing can improve your child’s mental health

By depriving children of opportunities to play on their own, away from direct adult supervision and control, we are depriving them of opportunities to learn how to take control of their own lives.
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