How to Help Kids Deal with Social Anxiety
Social anxiety is more than just shyness. Children with the disorder feel extremely uncomfortable in social settings, and in some cases, it can hinder their ability to perform everyday tasks. Here's everything parents need to know—including how the pandemic could trigger symptoms.
Dad Whose 12-Year-Old Son Died of Suicide amid Pandemic Warns Parents: 'No One Saw This Coming'
“COVID killed my son but not how you think,” says Brad Hunstable, who opens up about his family's devastating loss.
How I Talked to My Teen About Suicide—And How You Can Do It Better
My daughter battled depression for eight years before a conversation when she was 17 years old made me realize she could die by suicide. Here's what I learned about how parents like me can talk to their children about their suicidal thoughts.
8 Ways to Raise Mentally Strong Kids
All children face mental health challenges at some point in their lives. Here's what parents can do to help their kids build a strong foundation for mental wellness.
Remote Learning Could Be Hurting Teenagers' Mental Health—Here's How to Spot Danger Signs in Your Child
Remote Learning Could Be Hurting Teenagers' Mental Health—Here's How to Spot Warning Signs in Your Child
A recent New York Times story noted a cluster of suicides in Clark County, Nevada that may have prompted the re-opening of schools. There's no hard data linking remote learning to suicide but experts say teens are struggling right now. Here's why—and how you can help.
I'm a Mom and Mindfulness Teacher: Here Are My Surefire Ways to Get My Kids to Calm Down
As a mom to a four and six-year-old, I am very familiar with chaos, tantrums, and big emotions. These are my favorite ways to help my kids find some zen.