Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

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.

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...

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm
The stigma surrounding self-harm behavior can make it very challenging for those who struggle to seek and find help. Many of the people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions as a result of the stigma...

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Children often think that everyone has natural talent, that success comes easy. So if they struggle, it makes them a failure. The truth is, everyone fails. It’s how they learn to respond to failure that will define their future. So learn to reframe “failures” with your children as vital milestones along the path of life that will help them learn, grow, find their way and succeed.

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…

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…

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles
Your teen wants to wear what everyone else is wearing, from their jeans to their expensive shoes. You, on the other hand, have a limited clothing budget. Is it any surprise that teen clothing battles can be one of the...

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry. Research shows 11% of teens have a diagnosable depressive disorder and only one in five gets help. So, how can parents tell when their teen is experiencing normal…

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 Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child
How parents feel about their physical appearance is one of the most important factors in determining a child's self-image. That's why fostering a healthy body image in your child is so important. Parents who fret about the way they look,...