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About half of all kids and teens bite their nails. Many don’t grow out of it, either. If you’re an adult who bites your nails, you may have done it when you were younger and just never stopped.

It could be your parents’ fault: Scientists aren’t sure if nail biting...

July 27, 2020

Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. While many people will have short term responses to life-threatening events, some will develop longer term symptoms that can lead to...

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

  • The most common type of dementia.

  • A progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment.

  • Involves parts of the brain that control...

Severe Weather and Children

Severe weather can be dangerous and quickly turn into an emergency, which can be devastating for children. The type of severe weather you could experience may depend on where you live.  However, no matter where you live or what type of severe...

Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside.

Keep kids cool and hydrated

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car, even if the windows are open.

  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-col...

January 30, 2020

It's never easy to deal with death.

As adults, it overwhelms us. And it's even harder for children to move through.

Though we know it's an inevitable part of life, talking about death is something most of us aren't really good at because the subject is so painful.
 
As m...

November 24, 2019

How to survive the holidays after a loss

Holidays can be stressful and exhausting, even in the best of times. There are many expectations placed on us to be joyful, excited, busy, and happy to see family and friends that we often feel we fail to meet those expectations....

Most people feel sad or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss or life's struggles.

But when intense sadness -- including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless -- lasts for many days to weeks and keeps you from living your life, it may be something more...

Try as she might, your child can't seem to make it through the night without bedwetting. You're frustrated, she's frustrated. You're worried that something may be seriously wrong.

Usually, bedwetting is outgrown with time and rarely is anything seriously wrong. Sometime...

November 27, 2018

The Holiday season is fast approaching. With it comes all those familiar stress factors for divorced and separated families. The Holidays bring home the thought of coming together as a family. It's often thought that a successful holiday season means one big, happy fam...

October 23, 2018

Parent-teacher conferences make many parents nervous- especially if their child has behavioral problems or is underperforming. Upon accepting the invitation, as a parent, it may feel as if you’ve received a summons to account for your child’s behavior and academic resu...

Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s a foundation for acting ethically, for good relationships of many kinds, for loving well, and for professional success. And it’s key to preventing bullying and many other forms of cruelty. Empathy begins with t...

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD/ADD may be difficult to parent. They may have trouble understanding important directions. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD/ADD are usually in a constant state of activity.

This ca...

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