Making Stepfamilies Work


Smart Strategies to Make Stepfamilies Work Researchers estimate that nearly 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. This high rate has led to a boom in the number of stepfamilies. But their success rate doesn't appear any better - roughly 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Therapists who work with [...]

Making Stepfamilies Work2024-05-15T13:48:26-05:00

How to Help Mom Happily Celebrate Mother’s Day


With empathy and care, we offer insights that can help you show your mom she’s special this Mother’s Day. If you’re used to traditional celebrations, our advice may surprise you. Ask Mom What She Really Wants Commonly, folks treat Mom to Mother’s Day brunch, and that's certainly a valid way [...]

How to Help Mom Happily Celebrate Mother’s Day2024-05-23T12:06:36-05:00

The Long-lasting Effects of Child Abuse


People who recall being abused or neglected as a child are more likely to experience periods of anxiety or depression as adults than those where court records show maltreatment was present, but the adult does not recall it, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine Psychiatry. The study conducted at King’s [...]

The Long-lasting Effects of Child Abuse2023-07-28T12:44:50-05:00

Anxiety in Children and Teens: The Treatment Process


The number of children and teens diagnosed with anxiety has risen steadily since 2006. Yet, a study released in a journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that more children and teens are receiving medication for anxiety without receiving therapy. The study, which examined records from 2006 to 2018, found that visits to [...]

Anxiety in Children and Teens: The Treatment Process2023-07-13T17:58:25-05:00

Raising a Baby With Mental Health Challenges


While we often focus on teen and adult mental health, babies can face mental health challenges. Getting treatment early often produces better outcomes. Therefore, consider these pertinent facts if you are the caregiver of a child under three. Signs of Mental Health Challenges in Babies One of the advantages of seeking [...]

Raising a Baby With Mental Health Challenges2023-07-13T18:00:06-05:00

Postpartum Mental Health Challenges for New Moms


While many women welcome the birth of a new baby as a joyous occasion, some develop depression as the hormones change drastically in the body. It is usual for moms to experience bouts of depression starting within two days of the baby’s birth and lasting about two [...]

Postpartum Mental Health Challenges for New Moms2024-03-20T17:59:42-05:00

Your Changing Parental Role Following High School Graduation


Many parents find it challenging to cope with their changing role as a parent now that their child is leaving home. Keeping some points in mind can help to create a positive relationship with your young adult. Become Your Child's Mentor Even though your parenting days are over, your child still [...]

Your Changing Parental Role Following High School Graduation2023-05-18T13:13:09-05:00

ADHD in Babies and Preschoolers


Researchers at Tulane University have studied results collected from over 10,000 children born between 2005 and 2009 for signs of ADHD. The researchers looked at 40 different factors known before or during birth and identified 14 factors that predicted the presence of ADHD in a child. Researchers are hopeful that identifying [...]

ADHD in Babies and Preschoolers2023-05-11T13:14:40-05:00