Drugs and AlcoholDaughter's Email Mentions DrugsA parent is upset upon discovering references to buying and using drugs in her daughter's email.
Changing HormonesMood Swings in Sixth-Grade GirlThis girl is going through the mood swings that accompany the bodily and hormone changes of puberty.
Teen DepressionFriend Is Cutting HerselfThe school counselor and/or nurse should be able to advise the best way to handle this situation. It's important to avoid breaking the girl's trust.
Communicating With TeensDaughter Refuses to Go to SchoolWhen a child refuses to go to school, the lines of communication need to be opened up.
Emotional and Mental HealthFormer "A" Student Now Unpopular and FailingA dramatic change in a gifted teen's academic performance and emotional state should be a red flag.
Sibling RelationshipsDepressed After Brother Leaves for CollegeA parent asks how to help her younger son deal with his brother going off to college.
Coping With GiftednessMusic, Sports, and More: How Much is Too Much?Gifted children may exhibit talents in a variety of areas and have a voracious appetite for learning. But they also need free time to unwind and to just "hang out."
Transition to Middle SchoolThe Pressures of Middle SchoolThe move to middle school can be tough, even for the best of students.
Teen DepressionAsking for Help with DepressionSevere depression requires the help of loved ones and professional assistance.
Teen DepressionParents Shocked by Daughter's DepressionBeing bright and having loving parents and a beautiful home won't necessarily immunize teenagers from low self-esteem and depression.
Peer Influence and Peer PressureConflicting Parenting StylesIf you feel your child is not safe with a friend, you have every right to tell that friend's parents.
Mother/Daughter RelationshipsTrusting Your TeenHow can you trust your daughter if she is not trustworthy? You should set the expectations, boundaries, and consequences for study and dating.
Peer Influence and Peer PressureBeing PopularIt's a good idea to have conversations with a child about what it means to be popular. Girls in their early teens often worry too much about popularity.
Peer Influence and Peer Pressure"All My Friends Get to..."Stick to your beliefs and don't allow other parents to sway you when you're setting the rules for your children.
Teen DepressionDaughter Wants to See TherapistA daughter's call for help concerns her mother.
Suicide PreventionFriend Confides Suicide PlansIf a friend reveals suicide plans in confidence, what should you do?
Anxiety DisordersPsychosomatic TroubleWhen your daughter's worries are making her sick, that's an illness as real as anything else.
LD Children and Self-EsteemFifteen-Year-Old Has BreakdownWhen your teen is in a downward spiral, it's time to take action.
Teen DepressionTeen DepressionA mother seeks advice on how to help her daughter manage her depression.
Communicating With TeensBelly Button PiercingA 13-year-old wants to get a belly button piercing, but you can say "no" to a tween without having reasons to back you up.