Parenting the Depressed Child

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Depression is a disease of loneliness. Not only is it lonely for the person suffering from depression who withdrawals from the world and retreats into themselves, it is lonely for the people who love them, support them and want to stay connected to them. If you are the parent of […]

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The Scars of Bullying

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Back when most of us were kids (and certainly when our parents were kids) bullying wasn’t nearly the buzzy topic it is today. That’s not to say it wasn’t happening. It was absolutely happening, but it was almost considered synonymous with childhood. To the extent that many adults simply looked […]

7 Things Your Tween’s Teacher Knows, That You Don’t

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by Michelle Lynch We have your child in our class, and we have an announcement to make:  we know more than you think, about your kid. Sure, you birthed him or her, and had long, sleep deprived nights.  Yes, you have raised them and (hopefully) taught them right from wrong.  […]

Tackling Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

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Ask any parent of a tween what they are most concerned about when it comes to their child’s social interactions, and bullying will likely come up. Are their children being bullied? Are their kids the bullies themselves? Is bullying something they see regularly? Is there anything that can be done […]

One Caring Adult Makes the Difference

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Future of Trauma Informed Care   With hormones raging and prefrontal cortices developing, it is easier for our tweens to act in a reactionary way than it is for them to reason with the world around them. Adding Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma to this […]

More Than Just “The Blues” – Tweens and Depression

The tween years are hard, there’s no doubt about it. Between changes in their bodies, peer pressure, and higher expectations, children in the upper elementary and junior high years are going through a lot. When you factor in the onslaught of hormones, things get even more complicated! All parents of […]

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