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Talking with your child about tragedy

Dec 14, 12 Talking with your child about tragedy

Posted by in Parenting

A common question at times like these is, “How should I discuss this with my children?” There is no script — but there are helpful strategies that might allow you and your child to talk through things together. I found a few good resources I hope you’ll find helpful.

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Help your teen overcome depression

May 08, 12 Help your teen overcome depression

Posted by in Parenting

I’m a big fan of a series of videos recently produced by the Child Mind Institute. This one does a nice job of explaining teen depression, which affects one in seven young people. You can hear more about the condition during a conversation I recently had with young people working for The Mash student newspaper in Chicago....

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OCD: It’s real. It’s treatable.

May 08, 12 OCD: It’s real. It’s treatable.

Posted by in Parenting

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, affects approximately 1 million children. Take a look at this great video produced by the Child Mind Institute. As the organization writes, “Speaking up the first step to getting more kids the help they need.”...

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ADHD: Treat it early, change a young life

May 08, 12 ADHD: Treat it early, change a young life

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I’m a big fan of a series of videos produced by the Child Mind Institute, which writes: “Nearly 50 percent of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) never get treated. Early, effective care can change their lives.”...

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A trip to the garden center

Apr 09, 12 A trip to the garden center

Posted by in Parenting

From the files of “Out of the Mouths of Babes” — and as recounted on my Facebook Wall to the delight of dozens of friends, who offered enthusiastic thumbs up: Christine Tatum is recovering from the trauma of visiting a garden center with her 5-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter this evening. “Look, Mommy!” the boy said loudly, pointing to a clump of potted carnations. “Is that marijuana?! It looks like marijuana!” His big sister, always ready to correct him, scoffed — loudly — and pointed to a stand of Japanese maples. “No,” she said. “THAT looks like marijuana!” The couple standing within earshot looked as if they were ready to dial child-protection services....

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