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Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health

Blog posts focusing on mental, emotional, and behavioral health in both children and parents.

How to Parent During Political Turmoil

By January 31, 2017 No Comments

The last week has brought significant change for America, with no slowing down over the weekend. The fast pace of this change has left many parents feeling at a loss for how to explain it to their children, and how to function in their daily lives. We spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough, a Licensed Clinical […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

How to Prevent Bullying: Create Stronger Allies

By November 30, 2016 No Comments

As the mother of ten and seven year old boys, I’ve learned to live with a lot of noise. Sometimes it’s the sound of a loud toy, or the latest Pokémon episode streaming on Netflix, or footsteps careening down hallways and stairs.   More often than not it’s from brotherly squabbles over who gets to play […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens

How to Survive the Holidays Post Election

By and November 20, 2016 No Comments

No matter who you voted for in this presidential election, we certainly witnessed history. Since the early morning hours of November 9, emotions have run high, and stayed high. The election rhetoric from President-Elect Donald Trump was divisive, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself is a polarizing figure, which has lead people to […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

How to Support Your Child After Sexual Abuse

By October 5, 2016 No Comments

Teaching your children how to protect themselves against sexual abuse is the most effective way to prevent sexual abuse we currently have. We try to do all the right things, all the things experts tell us to do. We teach them the right names for their genitalia. We talk to them openly and honestly about […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health

Six Ways to Help Kids of Parents with High-Risk Professions

By October 3, 2016 No Comments

If you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, many of them answer enthusiastically with a “hero profession.” They want to be firefighters, police officers, fighter pilots, and soldiers. They want to make their world a safer, stronger place by going where the action (and sometimes the danger) is. If […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health

Managing Anxious Monkeys in the Classroom

By September 14, 2016 No Comments

As someone who has suffered from anxiety I have found that, along with clinical treatment, basic meditation and practicing mindfulness can help me relax. When I meditate, which is admittedly not often because I have a five-year-old, the clutter of my life and surroundings (parents, you know what I mean) do not distract me, and […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children

How To Support A Friend or Family Member Through a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

By August 16, 2016 1 Comment

This post is in response to a question from reader “O.” If you have a question you’d like one of our contributors to address, you can send it to contact(at) The loss of a much wanted pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth is one of the most painful experiences someone can go through.  Friends and […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning

The Secret Life of Special Needs Parents

By August 2, 2016 1 Comment

In the not too distant past, we used “the r-word” to describe people with special needs. If you don’t know what the r-word is or why its offensive, please stop reading now and read this article explaining why you should not use it to describe anybody, ever. Today we use the phrase “special needs” or […]

Categories: Disability + Disability Advocacy, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health