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It’s Not Their Fault: 6 Reasons Why Young Adults Can’t Launch

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R In a couple of weeks I’m going to be on the radio again with my new topic “It’s not Their Fault: Why Young Adults Can’t Launch.” I think it’s because in the last decade, the loan situation re: college costs, even if you just take a certificate like massage […]

Dear Taylor Swift

By Jane Lang   My mother privately smashed plates in the basement when she was angry. I knew nothing of this until decades later when she was working on an autobiography. She told me then about the tremendous emotional pain and fear she experienced as a child when her parents fought regularly and furiously with […]

How Can You Help Children Process Tragedy In The News?

By Amy Alamar It seems that all too often we are witnessing tragedy. Just this fall we’ve seen devastation to much of our country caused by hurricanes and horrifying violence. There’s no telling what is to come and there is no way to prepare for everything. So, it’s important that we use this time to […]

A Letter to Myself About Bullying

By Paul Jarvis   Below is a message to my teenage self. I spent a lot of time in high school being picked on and bullied and although I’ve moved past it now, at the time it was tough to deal with. I’m older now and don’t claim to have any advice about bullying in […]

The Research Behind the Argument for a Later School Start Time

By Amy Wadsworth Sleeping in, even for a little while on a weekday, might seem like an unnecessary luxury to some, but for high school students it’s been proven to be a medical necessity. Nine hours of sleep is ideal for most teens according to a number of recent highly regarded studies, including one administered […]

Does Melatonin Help ADHD Kids Sleep Better? New Research Says Yes

By Jenna Wattenbarger, certified coach for HomeworkCoach It’s just a fact of life that most kids hate going to bed. It’s like they think they will be missing out on something. When you add ADHD to the mix, bedtime can be a full-out production. It’s no wonder that so many parents turn to melatonin, a natural supplement […]

How to tell if a kid is at-risk for suicide

By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   A kid’s death by suicide is very rare. While none of us wants to dwell on the possibility of a kid’s death, suicide is preventable if you know what puts a kid at risk and how to tell if there’s an imminent risk of suicide.   Here are some […]

5 Tips for Parents to Help Their Depressed Young Teen

By Judy Guess, PhD   Middle school stunk. If I had a chance to relive a time in my life it may be college, my 20’s, even grade-school, but never frickin middle school. All I recall from middle school is everyone was cooler than me and had more friends. Yet still, I was oddly surprised […]