Category Archives: Parenting

Mental Health Televisits for Children & Teens: Everything You Need to Know

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the United States in mid-March, most therapists have stopped seeing patients in their offices. Insurance companies allowed therapists to switch to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Asking About Pronouns

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns As teachers, parents, and caregivers, we try our best to create environments that are inclusive and celebrate diversity. We know how important it is to read books … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Teens Manage Difficult Emotions

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Young people have never had more forms of communication and media for expressing feelings, rates of helplessness, anxiety, and depression. Teens are struggling … Continue reading

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The Importance of Modeling Kindness and Empathy

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends A new viral trend has been reported recently in the news: the “New Teacher Challenge.” Parents show their children photos of different people and tell … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Youth Representation Issues

This post was originally published January 22, 2018. Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Teens are more civically engaged than ever, according … Continue reading

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