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Use these tips to cultivate your child's mental health

8 Parenting Tips for Nourishing Your Child’s Mental...

Guest contribution by Rachael Pace Parenting tips abound online about how to raise a happy child, how to be a better parent, and how to nourish a child’s mental health. And it’s no surprise, as the World Health Organization reports that issues of mental health now affect one in four people – including children. As …Read the rest…

Read these 6 tips to help with teenage rebellion.

Pushback: 6 Reasons for Teenage Rebellion & What...

Teenage rebellion is more than pent-up angst or a simple desire to push back against authority for no particular reason. Teens rebel for very specific reasons. As a parent, you are probably either bracing yourself for the teenage years or are already in the middle of them. This can be a stressful time. However, knowing the …Read the rest…

Here are some ways to help understand your teen.

Want to Understand Your Teen? Caution! Their Brain is...

Do you understand your teen? Do you get who they are… or who they want to be? Or have you chalked up their moods and tendency to take risks as a phase of random choices and hormonal drama you must endure until maturity takes hold? Daniel J. Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA …Read the rest…

How to temper the effect of teen's online life

Teens and Screens: How to Temper the Effects of Their...

Teens and technology seem to be an inseparable couple. In fact, it seems nearly impossible to find a teen anywhere willing to digitally disconnect for very long. Yet, while it can be alarming to see how pervasive the internet and social media have become, the key is to look at your son or daughter’s life in …Read the rest…

Learn to help with your children's mental health

A Beginners Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Children are curious by nature and as parents, it’s our job to help them comprehend their environment. However, it’s not always an easy task. Some topics are easier than others to discuss. Conversations surrounding children’s mental health are transforming from taboo to acceptable, but with stigma and judgment attached to it, it can be difficult …Read the rest…

Asses and alleviate stress in children

Stress in Children: How You Can Assess and Alleviate ...

Adults tend to think of childhood as carefree. But even very young children worry especially in big cities like Houston. Unlike adults, children don’t have the experience to evaluate the causes of their worries or the words to talk about them. Yes, stress in children is real. Stress in Children Is Real Some kid stress …Read the rest…

How to Reassure Your Nervous Child in a Haywire World

The Nervous Child We must often calm our children’s fears, especially in a world that seems to have gone haywire. But if you are the parent of a nervous child, you may find that reassurances like “there’s nothing to worry about” don’t help. What do you do when your reassurance does not reach your nervous …Read the rest…

kittens displaying sibling rivalry

Parenting Tips: 7 Tips That Help When You’re Dealin...

If you have more than one child, you’re dealing with sibling rivalry. The constant fighting may often be a cause of stress and frustration for you. But how severe the conflicts are and what long-term effects they will have on your children depends much on how you’re dealing with sibling rivalry in your home. So, …Read the rest…

teens on a playground talking

Teen Peer Pressure: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Make Mo...

Good kids do dumb things. Silly things. Unfortunate and unwise things. And some of these things can be attributed to teen peer pressure. Don’t panic. Bad decisions come with teen territory. That being true, how do you encourage an impulsive, internet-susceptible teen to put peer pressure aside and do the right thing more often than …Read the rest…

Parenting Tips- 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Children Behave Better

Parenting Tips: 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Childre...

Being a parent can be one of the best experiences of your life. It can also be an extremely challenging experience. You want your children to behave, but sometimes that takes extra work on your part. Here are 10 ways you can help your children behave better. Make Sure They Get Enough Sleep You know …Read the rest…

graphic on substance abuse prevention in teens

Parenting Tips and Resources for Substance Use Preven...

The Surgeon General recently announced that more people suffer from substance abuse than cancer. That is definitely a problem. But, the most productive thing we can do is continue to educate ourselves so we can fight the good fight in substance abuse prevention. Listed below are 8 resources that give tips on recognizing, preventing, and dealing …Read the rest…

out of control teen

5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into …Read the rest…

mom burnout

7 Ways Negative Family Communication Contributes to M...

The list of factors that can potentially cause mom burnout is long. Very long. Up near the top is negative family communication. Mom is almost always the nerve center of family activities and emotions. That alone is enough to cause burnout. When communication has turned sour—or stopped completely—all bets are off. 7 Ways Negative Family …Read the rest…


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