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Not Just Unhappy: Signs That Your Child May be Depressed

3 hours 34 min ago

By Amy Williams, Guest Blogger

Unfortunately, depression in children is real. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that 5 percent of all children suffer from depression.

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Tip of the Day September 18

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Greet your children’s friends when you see them, using the name or nickname they prefer. Ask how they’re doing.

Tip of the Day September 17

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Don’t let anyone in your family (including you) watch too much television. Encourage your children to spend their time doing interesting and meaningful activities—some with you, some with their friends, some by themselves.

Tip of the Day September 16

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If you tell your child there will be a specific consequence for a certain behavior, be prepared to follow through. Empty threats will teach your child that you “don’t really mean it” when you set boundaries.

Tip of the Day September 15

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Help your child set daily homework goals and suggest a comfortable location where studying will be easier.

Tip of the Day September 14

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Involve your children in decisions about family spiritual activities.

Tip of the Day September 13

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Make sure your child isn’t over- or under-scheduled. Your child also needs downtime at home, as well as time with you.

Tip of the Day September 12

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Help your kids to set healthy boundaries so that when someone pressures them to do something against their values and beliefs, they’re more likely to say no.

Tip of the Day September 11

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Be low-key when you’re around kids. Kids tend to gravitate toward calm adults who listen to them.

Tip of the Day September 10

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Help your child find ways to learn more about a subject that really interests her or him. For example, you might invite an animal lover to watch a documentary about a favorite animal or visit a local veterinarian.

Tip of the Day September 9

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:33

When your children are excited about something, share their excitement.

Tip of the Day September 8

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:33

Encourage your children to evaluate friends and heroes in terms of their positive or negative influence.

Tip of the Day September 7

Wed, 2014-09-17 08:32

Encourage your child to take a leadership role in your community.

Tip of the Day September 6

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:34

Connect your children with adults who have useful wisdom, such as money management skills or career advice.

Three Ways to Celebrate ‘Gram & Gramps’ on National Grandparents’ Day

Mon, 2014-09-15 08:31

By Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther.com

Did you know that over half of grandparents say that being a grandparent is “the single most important and satisfying thing in their life”?

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Tip of the Day September 5

Sun, 2014-09-14 08:31

Model the values you want to pass on to your children. For example, do service projects together as a family. Talk about why you do it.

Tip of the Day September 4

Sat, 2014-09-13 08:34

Let your kids know that you recognize and appreciate their talents, capabilities, and discoveries.

Tip of the Day September 3

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:33

Give your kids space and respect their privacy when they need it.

Tip of the Day September 2

Thu, 2014-09-11 08:31

Ask your child to imagine a hobby or activity he or she might enjoy now and as an adult. Help your child take steps to start doing it (if they’re not already).

Tip of the Day September 1

Wed, 2014-09-10 08:31

Share stories with your kids about what life was like for you as a young person (dating, school, family, friendships, etc.). Talking about these things may show that you have an understanding of what life is like for them.