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Recognizing Childhood Depression

Childhood depression is a serious illness with serious consequences.  Left untreated, depression can lead to school failure, substance abuse and even suicide.  Are you aware of the warning signs of child or teen depression? Each day, at least one child … Continue reading

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Improving Family Communication

Your family can provide a safe environment for family members to share feelings, thoughts, frustrations, fears, hopes and dreams.  What’s the single-best thing you can do to improve family communication?  Make a daily effort to talk with each family member … Continue reading

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Suicide Third Leading Cause of Death For Teens

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  Did you know that suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people age 15 to 24 (following accidents and homicide)?  Studies show that 4 out of 5 teen suicide attempts have been preceded by clear … Continue reading

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Mother and Teen Conversations Can Prevent Harmful Drinking Behavior

Simple mother and teen conversations like, “My mom and I have talked about how drinking can get me into trouble and is bad for my health,” were helpful in preventing binge-drinking in college freshman, according to a study reported in … Continue reading

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Are You Overlooking Your Child’s Mental Health?

As a parent, you make sure your children get to school, their dance classes, sport practices and even birthday parties. You keep track of immunizations and physicals with meticulous care. Yet, when did you last evaluate your child’s mental health … Continue reading

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Helpful Books for Dealing with Young Bullies

Books for children and parents to prevent and deal with young bullies.
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Bully Issues: the Elementary Years

Bullying often begins in the early grades. Parents need to know about secret bullying and cyber bullying to help their children avoid becoming victims or bullies. Continue reading

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