ParentFurther Blog


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.

Other Blog Posts

By Jolene Roehlkepartain

Who do you dread seeing in your family over the holidays? Which relationships are tense? All families have their difficulties, and the holidays often bring these to the forefront. So what do you do? Read more >

Guest Blog: From the Editors at CloudParenting

If you have kids who are using the Internet, they need to be aware of the digital footprint they are leaving behind for other Internet users—from predators to potential employers—to see. Blogs, social media sites, and online forums, where kids can post information about themselves and others are often not as private as they think. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

As Thanksgiving draws near, parents always hope they can teach their kids to be thankful. The trick, however, is that being thankful is really a year-round effort. So, if you’ve been slacking in this department, aim to make Thanksgiving a kick-off point for practicing thankfulness as a family—all year long. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you stay close to family members when you’re separated by distance? Whether it’s because of divorce, a military deployment, a student going off to college, or business trips, keeping in touch while you’re away matters. Research reveals that when family members adapt well to change, they’re more likely to weather the ups and downs of being apart. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Do your kids have a favorite aunt or uncle? Your own relationship with your sibling or siblings can weigh heavily on the type of relationship he or she will have with your child. Learn more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Don’t you wish you could just be a parent some days instead of a referee of a fight between your kids that never seems to end? Get help here.

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you show affection? When kids are young, it’s often easier. Young children love hugs, saying “I love you,” and snuggling. But as kids get older, they often bristle when you try these things. So, it’s important to adapt. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Is your child’s schedule so busy that you spend your days racing from activity to activity, or does your child refuse to get involved in anything? In order to raise kids well, they need a balance of activities. Learn more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
We all want our kids to succeed in school, but success is not as simple as climbing a ladder. Setbacks will occur. Here’s how to get through the tough times to help your child excel. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
What kind of habits does your child have? Are they mostly good? Mostly bad? Or downright ugly? Help is here!