Ahh, those tricky tween years. It’s a developmental stage where your kid is no longer a baby but not quite a teen. It can be a challenging time for parents as you loosen the reigns (just a bit) and for your child as they navigate new experiences. It’s also a time when emotional or social […]
Anxiety is an issue for many children. Sometimes even parents miss the obvious signs.
A few years ago, I was the mental health provider for an excellent middle school. I loved working there because the staff cared about the students and did a lot to make sure we met their needs on every level. The team wasn’t punitive but sought to understand why students acted out and then addressed […]
How to Lovingly Parent a Depressed Child
Being a parent is the hardest job on the planet. But being a parent of a child with a mental illness can feel unbearable at times. All parents want to do what’s right for their kids, but when your child is sick, either physically or mentally, the desire to “get it right” becomes even more […]