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Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide Warning Signs

A child who is thinking about suicide may send subtle warning signs. Here's a list of what to look for.

  • Giving away personal treasures.

  • Strange mood swings.

  • Emotional withdrawal.

  • Making significant closure in relationships

  • Talking or writing about suicide.

  • An avid interest in reading about suicide or listening to dark, depressing music.

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Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

Updated: February 12, 2020

The Warning Signs of Teen Burnout

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Adults and college students aren’t the only ones experiencing burn out. Teens today are just as stressed as those in older generations, and may not be as equipped to deal with the fall out of taking on too much because of the stage they are at in life. In a 2014 study conducted by the American Psychological Association, 31% of teens reported feeling overwhelmed as a result of stress, while 30% reported feeling depressed or sad. 

Learning Disabilities: Warning Signs in Teens

Learning Disabilities: Warning Signs in Teens

The National Center for Learning Disabilities has developed a checklist of common warning signs. The organization stresses that this is merely a “guidepost” for parents. Because all children exhibit some of these behaviors throughout childhood, what you're looking for is a consistent pattern of a group of these behaviors that indicate your teen is not progressing at an appropriate rate.

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The Violent Child in Our Violent Society

The Violent Child in Our Violent Society

There's no simple way to reduce violent impulses in your child. Kids who are violent may have attention deficit disorder or impulse control problems, or they may have simply picked up violence as a way to handle conflict from the society at large.

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Household Road Signs

Household Road Signs

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No Left Turn. Right Turn Only. One Way. Left Lane Merges Right.

These signs would make perfect sense if you saw them while driving about town in your car. But in your house!? Your kids can have a great time devising directional and other signs that turn your house into a veritable traffic maze. The signs can be made of construction paper, illustrated with markers and paints, and include such exhortations as Do Not Enter or Exit Only.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Teens and Meth Use

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Teens and Meth Use

Teenagers encounter peer pressure every day. Wanting to fit in and feel like they belong, many teens are tempted by drugs and alcohol, which are readily available to them. These kids may think their experiments with drugs can be an occasional or a one-time thing. The truth is, many drugs are highly addictive, even with only one use.

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IRAs for Kids

IRAs for Kids

Unless your child becomes an Internet mogul or hits the lottery, he probably won't earn a million dollars in one lump sum. Still, he can amass this kind of fortune with very little effort. The keys to becoming a millionaire are starting young and enjoying the magic of compounding.

Getting your child to start thinking about retirement before he's even out of school can produce several benefits.

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Updated: December 2, 2020

The Key Signs Your Child Has Selective Hearing and What to Do About It

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Concerned about hearing loss? It could be selective hearing. Selective hearing is the natural process by which we filter out background noise, picking up the auditory information that is important to us. Selective hearing is a helpful phenomenon, but it can become problematic if the brain filters out what it should be paying attention to.

More: 5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

Kids' Resistance to the Stepfamily

Kids' Resistance to the Stepfamily

Visiting stepkids often have the most resistance to the stepfamily. They want to spend time with the bioparent they rarely get to see, but because they don't know you, they don't feel particularly close to you. Visiting stepkids often feel excluded from the family identity. Be sympathetic. Many shared experiences have occurred without them, so they have reasons for feeling left out.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Avoiding School Shootings

Avoiding School Shootings

The Littleton tragedy and others like it highlight the urgent need for an open dialogue and better communication and coordination among community leaders, parents, teachers, clergy, and youth services organizations to identify and help at-risk youths before they commit horrible crimes. At-risk juveniles need to be identified when they first exhibit patterns of unusual behavior and reach out for attention in abnormal ways.

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Scared to Eat

It Starts So Young

Scared to Eat

Young children are at war with their bodies. They are frightened of food. Food will make them FAT! Preschool girls are telling their mothers they want to go on diets.

Elementary schoolchildren are counting the fat grams in their cafeteria food. Six-year-old children are being diagnosed as anorexic.

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Savings Accounts for Kids

The basics of savings accounts

Savings Accounts for Kids

Money ABCs

A deposit is an addition of money to your child's account. It's the opposite of a withdrawal.

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Teaching Kids to Navigate the Streets

Teaching Kids to Navigate the Streets

Tales from the Safety Zone

Close to 1,000 child pedestrians ages 14 and under die each year as a result of being hit by motor vehicles on streets and in parking lots and driveways. Pedestrian injury is a leading cause of unintentional deaths in children ages 5 to 9. This is one reason we think children under age 10 aren't ready to deal with traffic. More boys are hit than girls. Their upbringing may make boys bolder about taking risks.

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The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?

The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?

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The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?

Is the media taking over your child's life? That's what a nationwide survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation seems to suggest.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

Is Your Kid a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic Learner?

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. About 4 percent of children in the United States are classified as having a learning disability.

Unfortunately, this diagnosis is often viewed as a hindrance rather than an opportunity for growth and understanding. Individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities are not "stupid." In fact, to qualify as having a learning disability, you must have average intelligence.

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Seizures: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Seizures: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

A seizure or convulsion happens suddenly. There's rarely any signal. Nor can the person about to have a seizure say, “Watch out! Here comes a seizure!” The person hasn't a clue that a seizure is about to occur—unless he or she has had them in the past.

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