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…

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, dedicated to supporting and connecting with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as creating greater awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting suicide can...

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…

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits
Middle school is more academically rigorous than elementary school. Homework becomes more intense and may take a couple hours each night. Teens may need extra support in the beginning of the year as they learn to make this adjustment. Parents,...

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...

Bullying Prevention: What to Know

Bullying Prevention: What to Know
Bullying prevention is perhaps more important than ever in today's digital era, where cyberbullying in particular is a major source of stress for kids and parents as well as school administrators . Bullying in all its forms should be taken...

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…

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Most children and teens are not getting enought sleep. Pine Rest’s Dr. Gregory Mallis shares tips on helping your child or teen achieve healthier sleep.