Psychologists can predict what kind of parents we'll be by how we talk about childhood. Parents who understand their own past are more capable of taking steps to foster the resilience needed while raising their own children.
April is Autism Awareness Month, but we should draw attention to autism every day. One way to do so is to hear from the many brave people out there making a difference in the lives of young people with autism and in the growing field of autism research. Kim Ceccarelli is one of those people.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and to demystify the hot topic for both parents and educators, I recently caught up with Elizabeth Englander, author of the just-released book “Bullying and Cyberbullying.”
It’s been shown that acknowledging what you’re grateful for makes you more motivated to be generous. So, this Thanksgiving, I’m proud to acknowledge the work that my colleagues and I get to do, the struggles of my students, and the incredibly hard work of all the educators and administrators out there.
The recent alleged "nanny murder" has set off alarms for parents, but parents owe it to the numerous women who show up every day to care for our children not to let headlines override our own judgment -- and their good work.
About 10 percent of the school population—9 to 13 million children—struggle with mental health problems. In a typical classroom of 20, chances are good that one or two students are dealing with serious psychosocial stressors relating to poverty, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, trauma, or a psychiatric disorder.
Joey is a second grader who can explode at times, ripping down pictures from the classroom wall. At other times, he charges for the door if he gets frustrated with schoolwork and then lurks in the hallway.
About 10 percent of the school population, or 9–13 million children, struggle with mental health problems. In a typical classroom of 20, chances are good that one or two students are dealing with serious psychosocial stressors relating to poverty, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, or a psychiatric disorder.
Every 15 minutes, there is another devastated family faced with the challenge of how to make sense of a tragic loss by suicide. In most cases, there are multiple causes that drive a young man like Junior Seau to shoot himself tragically in the chest.