Posts Tagged "teens"

8 ways to help end bullying this month

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Bullying is an age-old problem; however, after the shootings at Columbine High School, experts and educators began to recognize that bullying can have deadly consequences if not addressed.

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Allowing kids to be kids

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Children and teens today are more depressed and anxious than those one and two generations ago. There is a growing body of research, including studies conducted by child development expert Dr. Peter Gray, that indicate that children are suffering from less time for play and more parental control, including being over controlled, over scheduled, and over rescued. 

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Parents should feel empowered to get their child help

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Rates of childhood anxiety and depression have increased during the past 15 years. The reasons for this are complex. Some speculate that societal changes, such as higher divorce rates, over scheduling and emphasis on achievement as opposed to emotional connection, are possible contributors.

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Parent Rap: 12 reasons to appreciate Halloween more than ever

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In our tech-crazed world where virtual reality and texting trump, Halloween is as much of a celebration of connection as it is of witches, ghosts, goblins and candy.

Halloween is a welcome throwback to the times when real interactions were all that counted. It’s a standout celebration that is so popular it’s recognized in Europe, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

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Grieving and Parenting in the Wake of Tragic Loss

Grieving-and-parenting-Beloved community members Joseph Trustey and his 18-year-old daughter, Anna, were killed in a plane crash last week. Their sudden and tragic deaths have left the North shore community in shock and overcome with sadness and grief.

 

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