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

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

Ineffective Discipline

Poor discipline techniques happens for a variety of reasons. One of the more common reasons is when a parent is triggered by a fear of what their child might “become.” So something small that happens (a stolen piece of bubble gum, a white lie, etc) gets magnified to a much higher degree due to theContinue reading “Ineffective Discipline”

Adolescent Depression: What Parents Can Do To Help

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses ways parents can help teens with depression. As always, looking to point to helpful resources on understanding and helping with mental health challenges. — Read on http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/emotional-problems/Pages/Childhood-Depression-What-Parents-Can-Do-To-Help.aspx

How to stop biting your nails

I try to post articles about actual client concerns. This is a common one. Replace the nail-biting habit with a good habit. When you feel like biting your nails, try playing with a stress ball or silly putty instead. This will help keep your hands busy and away from your mouth. — Read on http://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/nail-care-secrets/basics/stop-biting-nails