Resources Tagged With: parenting

The Ability to Cope: Building Resilience for Yourself and Your Child [downloadable]

It is possible to build family strengths even while living under stressful conditions or during difficult times. The following are tips for fostering resilience — putting energy into even one of these activities each day can help you and your child. Read more ›

Helping Your Anxious Teen Cope with a Panic Attack

Anxious teens are vulnerable to experiencing a panic attack, which is a frightening experience, especially since it can occur out of the blue. Read more ›

What to Do When Your Child Refuses to Go to School

It’s always difficult to hear your children yelling or sobbing that they don’t want to go to school. You may be even more sensitive to their reluctance and anxiety because of what an unpredictable place school has felt like for the past two years. So, what do you do when you have scrambled to get all your kids’ school supplies and clothes ready for school only to find that you now must coax them to get there? How do you coach 50 pounds or more of pure resistance to leave the house? Read more ›

How Parents and Their Adult Children Can Build Strong Relationships [video]

The lives of young adults look far different than they did a generation ago: The average age at which people marry and have children is higher than ever, and rising housing costs mean more young adults are living with parents. Laurence Steinberg, PhD, of Temple University, talks about how these changes are affecting the relationship between parents and their grown children. Read more ›

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Talking with Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol [downloadable]

TalkingAboutAlcoholSAMHSA559Talk with your young adult about avoiding underage drinking, even if you suspect alcohol use during high school. Research suggests that teens who talked with their parents about alcohol avoidance strategies before they began their first year of college were more likely to avoid alcohol, limit its use, and spend less time with heavy-drinking peers. Read more ›

12 Tips to Prepare for the Return to School

Every family wants to make sure their children enjoy a safe, happy and productive year as classrooms reopen this fall. The American Academy of Pediatrics published a list of 12 tips to prepare children for back-to-school season, including several that focus on mental health. Read more ›

How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in fostering good mental health, seeking support when it’s needed, and guiding their kids through life. Here are some ways to support your child’s mental health. Read more ›

How to Nurture Your Child’s Mental Health

Parents play an important part in supporting and encouraging a child’s good mental health habits. Read more ›

Young Adults and Failure to Launch

“Failure to launch” is a term used to describe the phenomenon of young adults, typically in their 20s and 30s, who struggle to transition into independent adult life. They often have clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, autism, or ADHD. As a result, these individuals may have difficulty finding and maintaining employment, forming healthy relationships, or living independently. Read more ›

Being a Parent to a Young Adult

Typically, teens leave the nest for college or a job and set up their own household, gradually becoming more skilled at managing finances, healthcare, academics, employment, relationships and transportation; in other words, they build their own lives as adults. Read more ›

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