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 […]
Why do some teens and parents connect well, while others hide things, or even overtly lie? More importantly, what can we do about it?
Accommodating a child’s anxiety enables avoidance and inhibits the development of coping skills. Here’s how to foster resilience, self-regulation, and mastery in your child.
A Personal Perspective: A father with bipolar disorder reflects on his estrangement from his adult daughters.
I’m not a parent, but I was that child who terrified her parents with the severity of her mental illness.