Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children…

College and the Parenting Role Shift

College and the Parenting Role Shift
The FASFA forms have been successfully completed, college roommate assignments received, dorm room supplies purchased, and yet… The shift in roles when sending a child away to college is as scary and significant as the change in roles when you...

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student
Transitioning to college is a huge adjustment, both academically as well as emotionally. For parents, it can be difficult to know how to best help your soon-to-be-college-student during this challenging time, especially when the school is far away from home....

How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Stress

How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Stress

In the short term, stress can push a child to practice for her piano recital or inspire a teen to study when he’d rather be out with friends. But chronic stress is different. Left unchecked, long-term stress can contribute to…

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College
As your child prepares to head off to college, you may both be experiencing a range of conflicting emotions. Excitement. Elation. Trepidation. Sadness. Life is full of confusing transitions like this, isn’t it? However, “Confusing” does not have to mean...

Beyond Concussions: TBI

Beyond Concussions: TBI

School sports season is back in session and football and soccer are underway at virtually every school and college. While these sports help keep children active and develop valuable team-building skills, the coming months will undoubtedly bring an increase in…

Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

College can be an exciting time, however it does come with significant and abrupt changes to daily life and routine. Some students settle in just fine after an initial adjustment period, while others may struggle with acclimating to their new…

Helping Teens Manage Their Stress

Helping Teens Manage Their Stress
These days, many parents are under a lot of stress for reasons ranging from the financial to the societal. So much so, they may not see how their teenager is equally, if not more, stressed out! Studies show that teens...

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For every story...

Could My Teen Have Depression?

Could My Teen Have Depression?

A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act…