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This is unquestionably one of the most important issues you as a parent will navigate while your children are growing up. While a lot of the information I’m about to share is sobering (and I won’t sugarcoat the realities of what your kids are facing), you better believe I am going to encourage you because the biggest influence on your child’s mental health is YOU.
Expert Erica Komisar shares how to avoid overmedicating our children for ADHD, anxiety, and depression in this society full of medical “solutions”.
Substance abuse and mental health issues go hand-in-hand. If your teen is struggling with one, she is likely struggling with the other.
Use Mental Health Awareness month to become aware of your child’s mental health. It has likely suffered during Covid.
Mother’s Day triggers complicated emotions for many of us. This is why I started celebrating it in a different way.
You can’t “snap out of” postpartum depression. This is a life-threatening illness that must be treated accordingly.
Isolation may affect kids even more than adults, causing depression and mental health issues.
Having experienced the loss of their own son, Drs. David and Donna Lane, a husband-wife counseling duo, share tips to provide support for those who are grieving.
Returning to “normal” after Covid can cause a lot of anxiety for parents. Here’s how to cope.
With COVID-19, the holidays look a little different this year. Many of us are grieving our gatherings, but there is hope even when the holidays hurt.
One of the best things you can do to fight off depression and anxiety is to practice gratitude. Try this 14-day gratitude challenge with the whole family!
Dr. Meg offers 4 mental health remedies to reduce anxiety and overwhelm amid pandemic parenting.
Suicide is the second-highest cause of death among ages 10 to 24 — take it seriously. Dr. Meg shares the warning signs all parents should look out for.
Stress management during this time is very important. Use this month to take inventory of your stress level and how you’re managing this transition.
If you’re a parent of a daughter, you are probably aware of the alarming statistics that show growing anxiety in teen girls.
The holiday season can difficult. While the holidays are joyful, if you’re grieving a loss, the holidays can hurt. You can feel hope along with your pain.
Dr. Meg shares how to navigate treatment for your ADHD child, and when a medical reassessment is necessary.
Here are five things everyone must understand about mental health, whether you are suffering yourself or know someone who is:
If you’re unsure what postpartum depression is, if you’re wondering if you have it or if a friend of yours does, here is what you need to know.
At a time when anxiety and depression in kids are on the rise and too many kids commit suicide, parents must be on the lookout. Here are guidelines to help.
In this quick post, Dr. Meg responds to a concerned mother about her 10-year-old daughter and offers advice on how to treat various symptoms.
Letting your kids out into the big, scary world is daunting for any parent. Here are the highlights you should know before you set your daughter free.
When depression looks like normal teenage behavior, it can be easy to ignore. But depression poses a real risk to your child’s life; now let’s step up.
Every parent wants their children to trust them with their secret struggles. But what’s most important is ensuring their safety, at all costs.
Depression in teens is very common, but it can’t be ignored. Dr. Meg Meeker offers actionable tips to a distressed mother whose daughter is struggling.
Help. I’m afraid my husband is harming my children with his cruel words.
Making big life changes can be scary, but they can also be rewarding. Here’s Dr. Meg’s input on an abusive ex.
“Recently, my sister, her husband and their 2 young teenage children moved closer to my parents’ home. (They used to live out of state.)”
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ADHD can provide a daunting situation, but remember that you are in charge. You can give medication or not, depending on your comfort level.
It is hard to laugh without feeling pleasure or enjoyment. Believe it or not, many mothers subconsciously refuse to let themselves feel pleasure.
Let us not be so fooled. We need other women if we are to work more efficiently, worry less and stay healthier.
When you walk into a room your son changes immediately, he relaxes because you are there and life is safe again.