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4 Messages Kids Need to Hear After the Death of a Loved One

4 Messages Kids Need to Hear After the Death of a Loved One

Dealing with the loss of a family member or close friend is exceptionally difficult for everyone. But it can be particularly hard for children, who don't generally have as much understanding of death as adults. And it's also always hard to know what to say to comfort...

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Watch for These Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers

Watch for These Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers

Teens are known for being moody, acting out, and other less-than-pleasant behavior. It's a natural part of this stage of life. But clinical depression affects a significant number of adolescents, and it isn't a normal part of life that should just be waited out. In...

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Tips for What to Do When Your Child Refuses Therapy

Tips for What to Do When Your Child Refuses Therapy

We've talked before about common signs your child should meet with a mental health professional. Of course, there can be a big chasm between you, the parent, deciding your kid should do something and getting them to go along with it. Especially pre-teens and...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Temper Tantrums in Toddlers

Frequently Asked Questions About Temper Tantrums in Toddlers

When a child—especially around the ages of 1 to 3 years old—pitches a fit or has some sort of meltdown, we call it a temper tantrum. When we talk about temper tantrums, we're referring to a variety of behaviors at different levels of severity, but they generally...

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Tips for Helping Your Child Become More Independent

Tips for Helping Your Child Become More Independent

One of the many important jobs of parents is to instill in their kids the confidence and abilities to meet life's challenges with self-reliance. Of course, parents also need to protect their children and provide assistance and support. It can be tough striking a...

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