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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

This month, we've asked our experts to weigh in with tips on how to parent now for success later using these 9 Parenting Strategies. We'll be posting their tips along with free downloads all month long. Read more >>

In this excerpt from her September webinar, Liv Lane from choosingbeauty.com talks about sharing your sparks as a family. Get tip >>
In this excerpt from his July webinar, Search Institute Vice President of Research and Development Gene Roehlkepartain talks about creating family traditions. Get tip >>

By: Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner

Why do we push kids so much to be so many things so fast? How about just being kids and a family? Read more >>

In this excerpt from his May webinar, Dr. Doug Coatsworth, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, talks about parenting with love and boundaries. Get tip >>

In this excerpt from her August webinar, Vision Training Associates Senior Trainer Flora Sánchez talks about the importance of other caring adults in a child's life. Get tip >>

In this excerpt from his April webinar, Nathan Dungan from ShareSaveSpend.com talks about teaching children to give with a "share check". Get tip >>

By: Jennifer Jolly, ParentFurther.com Editor

As we step into this holiday season, and into 2013, we'd like to take a moment to pause and look back at some of the things we've learned this year. And in the spirit of looking back, we'll be sharing special holiday tips, webinar recaps, and more on the ParentFurther blog and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages all month long. Be sure to stop back in for a visit before 2013! And if you'd like to leave us some feedback as we continue planning our future work, be sure to take our end-of-year survey. Best wishes for a warm holiday season--from our family to yours. Read more >>

By: Michele Timmons

Sometimes parenting a teenager makes me feel like I am raising a "good twin" and an "evil twin", or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Generally speaking, when a teenager's "evil side" takes charge--a snippy remark or the rolling of the eyes--it simply means they are going through a stage in life. In other words, it's normal. Read more >>

By: Tricia Cornell

The sound of it stopped me right in my tracks: A harsh, “Cut that out! That is not okay!” It almost sounded like she was snarling. Where had my daughter learned to talk like that to her little brother? It sounded so terrible coming from such a sweet little kid. And where had I heard that sound before? Oh, no. I knew exactly where I had heard that before, and where my daughter had gotten it. Straight from my own mouth. Did I really sound like that? Oof, sometimes I did. Read more >>