Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online | Berkeley News

Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online. As COVID cases rise again in early 2022, consider these ideas for your kiddo! — Read on news.berkeley.edu/2021/09/02/teenagers-arent-as-lonely-in-lockdown-if-interacting-positively-online/

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse. Yep. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/us/covid-college-mental-health-suicide.html

Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine

Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries like the U.S. may be a result of our brains getting hooked on the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. — Read on http://www.wsj.com/articles/digital-addictions-are-drowning-us-in-dopamine-11628861572

Important Fourth Grade Social Skills

Why It’s Important: Conflict resolution is a skill that takes constant practice and refinement. Up until this stage, your child may not have been able to approach a problem and propose a solution without the help of an adult. Being able to start a conversation with a peer or a teacher about an issue withContinue reading “Important Fourth Grade Social Skills”

Dak Prescott’s focus on mental health

I love to see athletes be open and honest about mental health challenges. This helps reduce stigma and increase understanding! Way to go Dak! — Read on theundefeated.com/features/dak-prescotts-focus-on-mental-health-awareness-is-about-caring-for-others-as-well-as-himself/

Young people continue to struggle with suicidal ideation

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about his advice for addressing challenges that worsened with the pandemic — including young people struggling with suicidal thoughts. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2021/12/07/1062016991/the-surgeon-generals-latest-advisory-highlights-the-youth-mental-health-crisis

Positive Parenting for Confident Kids

Take a look at this article that discusses raising confident and successful kids. More one on one time, clear expectations, encouragement and focusing on what you can control are helpful points to consider… http://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/04/why-psychologists-say-positive-parenting-is-the-best-style-for-raising-confident-successful-kids.html