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Mental Health

Our thoughts impact our health: Changing how you react to negative situations

Healthy Living: When we take care of ourselves, especially as busy parents, we help build up the strength necessary to deal with life’s problems, big and small. Read more…

Six ways to de-stress today

Mental Health: Small changes can eliminate what isn’t working for you and can bring more peace. Read more…

Keeping your cool when parenting gets stressful — it can be done!

Mental Health: There is no parent in the world that never loses it or gets angry. Kids challenge our patience every day. By following a few simple tips, we can help foster mindfulness and harmony and be even better role models. Read more…

A dad’s tale: Coping with the autism diagnosis and reclaiming parental power

Mental Health: The parent of a special child must decide to take the hit, take a deep breath, and then reclaim his role and take charge. Read more…

Mutual parenting: Quality over quantity time after a divorce

Mental Health: Author Penelope Leach explains her theories about how to help children through their parents’ separation. Read more…

Love stories — where did they go?

Mental Health: Where are the true romance movies? Read more…

Mercury poisoning: A must-read interview

Mental Health: Growing up, Albert Wilking was plagued by relentless illnesses and a puzzling assortment of maladies. But after years of questioning and extensive research, he has found himself in a place of healing and knew he had a calling: To educate the public about the dangers of mercury poisoning. Read more…

Hurtful words: What not to say to your daughters

Mental Health: For some, a mother is a little girl’s whole world, so when she says something negative, her daughter can take it to heart (and internalize it for years to come). Read more…

Psychologist says mom’s voice heals better than text

Healthy Living: A study found that young girls who talked to their mothers in person or on the phone experienced a drop in the stress hormone cortisol. Read more…

TV time: Ratings, recommendations, and guidelines for parents

Mental Health: Television programming has changed immensely. There are plenty of quality choices available, but which ones are truly appropriate for children, and how often should they be tuning in? Read more…

How to interpret TV ratings: An explanation of the Federal Communications Commission ratings

Mental Health: What does TV-Y and TV-14 actually mean? Read more…

Holding schools accountable for bullying

Mental Health: Here’s what parents should know about schools’ accountability in cases of bullying and when parents can take legal action. Read more…
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