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My goal in writing this blog is to help parents keep their kids safe. I’m going to share what I’ve learned in the last 25 years of working with traumatized kids and what I am continuing to learn as a parent and a grandparent.

What if a Teen You Know is Considering Suicide?

What if a Teen You Know is Considering Suicide?

One myth that persists is that if someone is considering taking his or her life and talks about it, that engaging that person in conversation will increase the probability of suicide. That’s simply not true, says Dr. Gregory Plemmons, author of a new study on teens...

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The Transition To Middle School

The Transition To Middle School

None of us likes enforced transitions, which is especially true of many kids who feel like they’re comfortable with elementary school’s setup of a single teacher, room, and a static group classmates in elementary school. Suddenly they’re contemplating forgetting their...

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Time To Cut The Cord–The Extension Cord

Time To Cut The Cord–The Extension Cord

Your home may be “connected in all the right ways,” but connected in wrong ways too—with electrical extension cords that can endanger your family’s safety! Helpful information from the Electrical Safety Foundation International and ProtectAmerica.com:  Any...

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The Impact of Post-Partum Depression

The Impact of Post-Partum Depression

What do these famous women have in common? Alanis Morisette, Lena Headley, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chrissie Tiegen, Adele, Marie Osmond, Hayden Panettiere, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Sheilds, Carnie Wilson, Princess Diana, Courteney Cox, Lisa Rinna, Bryce Dallas, Kendra...

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Allergies and Depression

Allergies and Depression

Allergies aren’t just an inconvenience – for some people such as those with peanut or shellfish sensitivities, they are life threatening. Moms of allergic kids know the essential routines of reading labels and Internet research on ingredients, scrupulous hand washing...

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Periods–There’s An App for That

Periods–There’s An App for That

One of the biggest milestones of your daughter’s life is her first period. Perhaps you mothers remember the way that your mom told you about that event as it neared in your own life. It seemed like such a mystery, didn’t it? A bit confusing, and certainly a lifestyle...

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Remembering Columbine

Remembering Columbine

From Dr. Latayne C. Scott On the anniversary of Columbine, I remember the mother of one of my middle-school students telling her that he knew that Dr. Scott really cared about him. It was the day after we had active-shooter staff training, and we were doing drills to...

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When Depressed Teens Can’t or Won’t Take Meds

When Depressed Teens Can’t or Won’t Take Meds

A new study shows that the families of over half the teens who are diagnosed with depression decide, for various reasons, not to start their children on medications. In addition, over half of the teens who do start on anti-depressants sometimes quickly make the...

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Since 1992, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety counseling positions. She is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families.

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