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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...

10 Ways To Create a Rock Solid Relationship With Your Teen

10 Ways To Create a Rock Solid Relationship With Your Teen

Sunshine and Hurricanes - November 28th, 2017 by Michelle Meyers Parenting a teen (or tween) isn’t easy. We have certainly heard all the horror stories of defiance, disrespect and general disinterest. But, often such tales of teenage turbulence are wildly exaggerated....

8 Ways To Tell Your Toddler “No” Without Actually Saying It

8 Ways To Tell Your Toddler “No” Without Actually Saying It

Life as Mama - September 3, 2015 Parenting a toddler certainly has it’s ups and downs. It can be absolutely wonderful and amazing at times, and then downright exhausting and frustrating at other times. Once a child becomes a toddler they develop a mind of their own...

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

Mental Floss - February 2, 2012 by Kathy Benjamin For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way. 1. Risk Taking All teenagers take stupid risks that they one day look back on and wonder what the heck they were...

Here’s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD

Here’s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD

WTOP - October 11, 2017 by Teta Alim WASHINGTON — October is ADHD Awareness Month, bringing attention to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For parents with children who may have ADHD, it’s important to recognize symptoms and learn how they can...

Ten tips for talking to your kids about substance use

Ten tips for talking to your kids about substance use

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - 7/13/2017 Tip #1 Inform your teen you have something you'd like to discuss with them. Ask your teen where and when they would like to have this discussion. Tip #2 Approach the conversation with a sense of curiosity and...

Advice from a Former Case Manager: How to Advocate for your Child

Advice from a Former Case Manager: How to Advocate for your Child

So, you've taken the plunge and have reached out for help for your child. Now you find your self rushing from place to place, meeting all sorts of new professionals who say they are here to help you. It can be very confusing! Here are some tips from a (former) case...

Depression: What Parents Need to Know

Depression: What Parents Need to Know

Mental health issues affect 1 out of 5 children and teens in the United States. Depression is among one of the most common mental health issues for youth, affecting anywhere from 10% to 15% of kids.

How to Reach Out for Help

How to Reach Out for Help

Reaching out for help can be the scariest step for families. Here is what getting help with Youth Dynamics looks like for most families in our services.