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Know the Signs of Teen Dating Violence in Youth

Know the Signs of Teen Dating Violence in Youth

Montana State University graduate student and Youth Dynamics Assistant Area Manager, Kristin Bauwens, explains what adults can look for if they are concerned a teen may be involved in an unhealthy relationship.

Child Discipline Techniques for Foster or Adopted Children

Child Discipline Techniques for Foster or Adopted Children

Discipline Techniques for Children Who May Have Been Abused or Neglected Very Well Family - May 29, 2018 Foster parents are not allowed to use corporal punishment with foster children. Adoptive parents are also wise to try other discipline techniques and to avoid...

Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning Signs

Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning Signs

Stanford Children's Health - June 11, 2018 Many teen suicides can be prevented if warning signs are detected and appropriate intervention is conducted. The reasons No two teenagers are alike, but there are some common reasons they consider suicide. Many teens who...

How to Help Kids with Social Anxiety

How to Help Kids with Social Anxiety

Psycom - May 22, 2018 by Katie Hurley, LCSW Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) isn’t simply a fear of making or interacting with friends. It’s actually characterized by an intense fear of social situations in which the child might be judged or scrutinized by...

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies

All children are capable of extraordinary things. There is no happiness gene, no success gene, and no ‘doer of extraordinary things’ gene. The potential for happiness and greatness lies in all of them, and will mean different things to different kids. We can’t change...

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

Time - December 12, 2017 Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private time alone in her room, but spends it all socializing with friends on social media. She has little time for the...

What to tell your daughter when she faces a mean girl

What to tell your daughter when she faces a mean girl

Very Well Family - Sherri Gordon The teen years are filled with all types of mean girls. From frenemies and fake friends to toxic friendships and controlling girls, their mean girl behavior from often leaves other girls feeling hurt, puzzled and distraught. This is...

Back-Talk Boot Camp: Stop the Sass

Back-Talk Boot Camp: Stop the Sass

Parents Magazine - Vicki Glembocki Listening to my three kids' fresh talk was getting stale in a hurry. I was ready to try anything—and did. Find out which methods worked best. It started with a reasonable, motherly request: I asked my 7-year-old daughter, Drew, to...

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

Kids who seem oppositional are often severely anxious Child Mind Institute- January 22, 2018 by Caroline Miller A 10-year-old boy named James has an outburst in school. Upset by something a classmate says to him, he pushes the other boy, and a shoving-match ensues....

Managing Problem Behavior at Home

Managing Problem Behavior at Home

A guide to more confident, consistent and effective parenting Child Mind Institute - January 22, 2018 One of the biggest challenges parents face is managing difficult or defiant behavior on the part of children. Whether they’re refusing to put on their shoes, or...

Stop Back Talking – 4 Techniques To End Rude Responses

Stop Back Talking – 4 Techniques To End Rude Responses

Blessed Beyond a Doubt - January 16, 2018 It happens to just about every kid at some point – back talking. The sassy and negative replies can sneak up on a parent, but you can stop the back talking with these 4 techniques to end rude responses. Quickly defuse the...

When Your Toddler Starts Testing His Limits

When Your Toddler Starts Testing His Limits

Your child desperately wants to declare his independence. And you can let him -- while staying in control. Parents Magazine - January 15, 2018 by Jennifer Benjamin As a baby your child was happy to follow your lead. But now that he's a toddler he realizes that he...

Understanding Teen Suicide: Tips for Prevention

Understanding Teen Suicide: Tips for Prevention

A guide for parents to help prevent teen suicide. Psychology Today - June 13, 2013 by Dr. Earl Turner Suicide related behaviors (e.g., suicidal ideation, self-harm, suicide attempt) are becoming more frequent among adolescents and is a major public health issue. Many...

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

Time - October 27, 2016 Are you worried about your teen and don't know what to do next?  Below is some advice from Fadi Haddad, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the author of Helping Kids in Crisis. Talk about the real stuff Sometimes conversations between...

Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

WebMD - December 26, 2017 by By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A girl who gets her first menstrual period early in life -- possibly as young as 7 -- has a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors that...

Is Your Child Acting Out—or Just Acting His Age?

Is Your Child Acting Out—or Just Acting His Age?

If your child melts down, talks back, or ignores you, it could be because he’s still a little kid! Consider this a reality check. Parents Magazine - January 2, 2018 by Jennifer Benjamin As a work-at-home mom of 4-year-old twins, let me tell you: This past year was...

Exposure to Abuse May Lead to Poor Heart Health in Kids

Exposure to Abuse May Lead to Poor Heart Health in Kids

More interventions needed to treat problem before adulthood. MedPage Today - December 18, 2017 by Molly Walker Children and adolescents who suffer adversity, including abuse, throughout childhood tend to have poorer cardiometabolic health, according to an American...

10 Strange Reasons Why Kids Hate Bath Time & How to Fix It.

10 Strange Reasons Why Kids Hate Bath Time & How to Fix It.

Anxious Toddlers - May 29, 2015 by Natasha Daniels Bath time a struggle? Although bath time may be relaxing for some children – there are many kids who go running in the opposite direction when they hear the word “bath.” Kids fight bath time for many different...

Common Time-Out Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Common Time-Out Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Could this classic discipline technique actually make the situation worse? Learn what experts recommend, including a new and improved five-step technique for giving time-outs. December 17, 2017 - Parents Magazine By Alisa Bowman Time-out certainly sounds like a...

Five Minute Parent Child Bonding Activities

Ideas to Help Promote Bonding Through Activities The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft These activities are not for every foster or adoptive parent or every foster or adoptive child. Only do what is comfortable for you and your foster/adopted child. Keep in mind:...

Establishing Yourself as a Parent

Establishing Yourself as a Parent

The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft Your Role as Mom or Dad So, you've gone from an empty house to a full one. Now what? When it comes to foster and or adopting a child, especially an older child - setting roles, rules, and boundaries can be tough. This is...

Mothers Come in Different Forms

Mothers Come in Different Forms

Huffpost - May 7, 2017 by Mary Lee There are more than 400,000 foster children in state custody right now. Every year, more than 20,000 age out without being reunited with their biological family or finding a new one through adoption. Every day, another child is taken...