COULD YOUR CHILD HAVE MEDICAL DEPRESSION? SYMPTOMS TO BE AWARE OF Periodic blue moods are common in young children as well as adolescents. But when "down" periods cross the line into chronic depression, a serious problem is brewing. Medically diagnosable depression has occurred in children as young as three, and may become a lifelong problem: potential consequences include physical illness, … [Read more...] about COULD YOUR CHILD HAVE MEDICAL DEPRESSION? SYMPTOMS TO BE AWARE OF
"AM I LOSING MY MIND?" Before you tweet another psychiatrist joke, consider whether it would seem funny to the more than thirteen million Americans who live with serious mental illness-or to the families who worry about them daily. Real mental illness is little like the cartoon stereotype of the man on the couch thinking he's a toaster. It means the agony of never being sure when to believe … [Read more...] about AM I LOSING MY MIND?
DON'T GET PARANOID: HOW PARENTS CAN FIND RELIABLE INFORMATION As a parent, you're naturally alert for dangers your children may face. And often, caught between their "You worry too much" complaints and the world's warnings, you aren't sure what you should be alert for. Anyone who spends much time with news and social media knows more than they want to know about what's lurking out there-whether … [Read more...] about DON’T GET PARANOID: HOW PARENTS CAN FIND RELIABLE INFORMATION
A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO STAYING CALM AMIDST CHAOS Relief though it was to put chaotic 2020 behind us, 2021 brought little immediate serenity. Large-scale COVID-19 vaccination is proceeding sporadically, while large-scale infection has picked up speed. And who hasn't heard of the literal chaos ("complete disorder and confusion," as per dictionary definition) that broke out at the U. S. Capitol on … [Read more...] about A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO STAYING CALM AMIDST CHAOS
FIVE SECRETS OF JOYFUL LIVING If your kids are chronic whiners, maybe it's because you're setting them a poor example of contentment. If you want a happy household of happy people, make a point of regularly emphasizing the following principles and living by them yourself. People who say, "I'll be happy when," find that "when" never arrives. If you're thinking that a change in … [Read more...] about FIVE SECRETS OF JOYFUL LIVING