Children’s Mental Health Today Is Precarious

By |2022-05-19T01:45:55-07:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

This past week, the New York Times published a series of articles about the mental health crisis among kids. Things are worse than most of us realized.

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Parenting Styles in Conflict

By |2022-05-18T21:02:49-07:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Differences of opinion show up in most families and can end up being good for the kids—as long as the parents learn to respect each other and keep the conflict to a minimum.

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Nine Tips for Talking With Kids About Trauma

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As much as we might want to, we can’t always protect children from witnessing violence and tragedy in the world, whether it’s mass shootings, terrorist attacks, or war. As parents, teachers, and other supportive adults, what we can do is comfort and communicate with children in the most healing way possible. But many of us don’t […]

Three Styles of Teen Communication: Openness, Secrets, and Lies

By |2022-05-13T03:15:40-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Why do some teens and parents connect well, while others hide things, or even overtly lie? More importantly, what can we do about it?

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Mourning the Living: Mental Illness and Family Estrangement

By |2022-05-12T21:03:50-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

A Personal Perspective: A father with bipolar disorder reflects on his estrangement from his adult daughters.

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Most Working Parents Are Burned Out, Report Says

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Dr. Yen also noted other red flags that are specific to parental burnout, like feeling angry or resentful about having to care for your children, and starting to isolate from them physically or emotionally. Parents with burnout may also feel trapped or fantasize about leaving, she added.

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Listening with Empathy

By |2022-05-12T09:16:05-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Listening to your child with empathy and understanding helps them develop trust in you and seek you to ask questions and learn.

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Social Media and Teen Mental Health: Will Congress Act?

By |2022-05-12T07:11:31-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Around the world, teenagers are suffering worse mental health in the last decade. Social media may be a cause. Will Congress pass a law to enable more research into social media?

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How to Help Your Child When Local or World News Is Grim

By |2022-05-12T05:08:36-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Children need your help when local or world news is grim. They may feel distressed about the impact of violence on others, and worry that similar events could happen to them.

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Why Children Are So Good at Learning

By |2022-05-11T21:03:37-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to notice that children are amazing learners, but here’s how actual neuroscientists have confirmed what we have always suspected.

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