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Parents who Accommodate OCD Behaviors May Worsen the Condition

As parents, we want to do what is best for our children. However, when mental health conditions come into play, the “best thing” may not always be clear. For instance, for parents whose children struggle with OCD, working with them, and accommodating their needs may seem ideal. After all, it’s all about making sure that …

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Digital Devices May Hinder Ability to Read Emotions

In the modern digital world, are we more connected than ever before, or more disconnected? Does this world expose us to information and ideas that we would never otherwise encounter, or does it help us to stay contentedly isolated in our comfort zones? Does social media help us to stay in touch with family and …

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A ‘Friend’ Request From Dear Old Dad? Parents Bonding With Kids on Facebook, Study Finds

So it appears that, rather than alienate, social media can help foster healthy relationships, which includes the relationship between your teenager and you. A study conducted by Brigham Young University reveals that teens who reported connecting with their parents via Facebook and other social media outlets were more likely to have a close bond with …

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Are You Raising An Alcoholic? Don’t Set the Stage for Addiction

The second in a two-part series.  Part One: How Your Behavior Influences Your Child You child’s future relationship with alcohol is cultivated in the home. You may be unwittingly setting the stage for future alcohol problems with these behaviors. Drunkenness and irresponsibility with alcohol. We’re all human, we all have a little too much at …

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Mommy, Make The Bad Dreams Go Away: Helping A Child Overcome Trauma

Trauma can happen to anyone, but when the victim is a child, the how and why of the trauma often takes a backseat to what to do about it. That’s because children are so vulnerable and it’s up to adults, parents and caregivers and concerned others, to step in and step up to protect the …

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