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The Impact of Trauma on Child Development 

The Impact of Trauma on Child Development 

The numbers are harrowing. Nearly 70 percent of children experience trauma before they turn 18. The causes are varied. They can range from natural disasters to domestic violence. A traumatized child may have endured the death of a loved one or abuse by a loved one....

When Can I Let My Child Join Social Media?

When Can I Let My Child Join Social Media?

If only there were a simple, clear answer to this question. But each child is different, and most children will find ways to use social media whether they have permission or not. Currently, 95 percent of young people between the ages of 13 and 17 are present on social...

6 Tips for Parenting a Difficult Child

6 Tips for Parenting a Difficult Child

Before we dive into this topic, it’s important to note the common use of the term “difficult child.” Yes, some children will challenge you in unexpected ways. But calling them “difficult” can become a self-fulfilling prophecy — for both of you. You might find the...

How to Notice if Your Child is Depressed

How to Notice if Your Child is Depressed

Kids can be a mystery when it comes to their emotions. So, a minor change in mood is not an automatic red flag. However, with depression in children on the rise, it’s important to know how to discern a problem more quickly. The number of children with depression rose...

What Are Some of the Common Signs of Anxiety in Children?

What Are Some of the Common Signs of Anxiety in Children?

Kids can be erratic and unpredictable. So how in the world can you discern when they might be dealing with an anxiety disorder? About one out of every eight children in the U.S. struggle with anxiety, but getting them support requires us to recognize what’s going on....

How Substance Abuse Affects Parenting

How Substance Abuse Affects Parenting

One of the sacred responsibilities of being a caregiver—especially a parent—is the commitment to protecting children. However, a parent addicted to drugs or alcohol cannot fulfill this promise. Children need love and support, but addiction sabotages that dynamic. In...

I Want Kids and My Partner Doesn’t — Now What?

I Want Kids and My Partner Doesn’t — Now What?

Relationships often involve compromise. Two individuals unite to form a couple. This will inevitably lead to many scenarios in which you will have to stake out the middle ground. But what if an issue has no middle ground? Case in point: To have kids or to not have...