Parent Resource Articles

  • Ten Things You Can Do for You Can Do For Your Mental Health

    Ten Things You Can Do for You Can Do For Your Mental Health

    Mental health is important & yet most of us neglect to take care. Parents & youth alike often don' learn or maintain good mental health habits. This article outlines basic mental health care- it is just as important as a regular brushing & flossing routine! So Please Read & Be Healthy, Be Proactive, & Don't neglect mental health!

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  • Homework Tips for Students with ADHD (& others with limited attention spans!)

    Homework Tips for Students with ADHD (& others with limited attention spans!)

    Help your child succeed with tried-and-true rules, like taking away the cell phone and encouraging study breaks. Make nightly homework a little more pleasant with these tips.

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  • Making the Best of Co-Parenting Situations During the Holidays By Don Gordon, Ph.D.

    Making the Best of Co-Parenting Situations During the Holidays By Don Gordon, Ph.D.

    The holidays are just around the corner! While they’re often joyful & happy, they can also be stressful times for any family. However, this season can be especially tough for families that are recently separated or divorced, or are contemplating breaking up. Protect your kids from the stress of their changing family situation this holiday season by following some of the tips discussed in this article .Kids are easily influenced and often remember holidays for a lifetime. It’s important for them to associate holidays with happy times, even under difficult circumstances.

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  • ADHD Melt Downs & How to Handle Them

    ADHD Melt Downs & How to Handle Them

    If you are parenting an child who has been diagnosed with ADHD, you know that meltdowns are a common experience. Many parents feel helpless & overwhelmed during these episodes. You don't have to feel this way however, check out this great article and try some of the great tips for handling melt downs and/or find links for even more ideas! (These strategies can also work well with young children who are still learning impulse control and how to manage intense feelings.)

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  • When Your Child's Anger Overpowers Logic — and Love

    When Your Child's Anger Overpowers Logic — and Love

    Your child needs to express his anger. It is healthy and cathartic. "But the emotion should be like a sneeze: It clears the passageways and is over," says Dr. Ned Hallowell. Here are his anger-management strategies for kids who feel intensely and sometimes spiral out of control.

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  • Parenting School Aged Children During/After A Divorce

    Parenting School Aged Children During/After A Divorce

    Tips to consider if you have recently or are going through a separation/divorce and have school aged children at home.

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