As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. Read more ›
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When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful. In fact, decades of research show that students with involved parents are more likely to attend school regularly, perform better in school, develop better social skills, and go on to post-secondary education. Read more ›
Young adults still need and value their parents’ guidance as they make decisions about their future. One of these decisions will be about alcohol use at college—and parents represent the best source of advice on the issue. Read more ›
Written by Jacqueline Nguyen, a licensed clinical psychologist at CHC.
Summer is in full swing! So much fun to be had: sunshine, relaxation, and family vacations. But if your time off involves traveling with a child with ADHD, you know it’s not always smooth sailing. Read more ›
What is anxiety? What does anxiety feel like? Kids may not recognize that what they have been feeling are symptoms of anxiety. Fight Flight Freeze – A Guide to Anxiety for Kids is a short animated video that explains anxiety and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms. Read more ›
F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. This video teaches teens how anxiety can trigger this normal biological response. Read more ›
Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. Read more ›
All of us who are parents of children with special needs can recall the moment we first heard a professional confirm that there was something different about our child.
Over the next decade, I would meet and become lifelong friends with couples whose marriages were made stronger, their families more bonded, and their lives more full of joy and meaning by having a child with special needs. I also met some families who struggled with the strain of being “an exceptional family,” sometimes resulting in divorce or separation. Read more ›