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The U.S. surgeon general recently sounded an alarm about a mental health crisis gripping the nation’s children and adolescents. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have spiked, as have emergency room visits for mental health issues.
Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health problem. A child with generalized anxiety disorder has a lot of worry and fear that may be more intense than expected.
Adolescence is accompanied by physical and emotional changes, a desire for independence and facing decisions about social activities. The COVID pandemic has added new challenges and heightened anxiety.
Does it seem as if you and your teenager live in different worlds? Many parents find it hard to interpret their teens’ behavior. Is your child just acting like a typical teen or does she or he need your help?
Being the parent of a teen during this remarkable time for our world is filled with unfamiliar challenges -- it's new territory. Here are expert guidelines to get through this and come out the other side.
Parenting is especially challenging in times of stress and upended routines, such as we're experiencing now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are tips to help those who take care of young children.
Learn about special considerations for children, common reactions to stress and what caregivers can do for their young children.
Our world has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, parents can take steps to create routines that help children thrive and create a stable home environment for all.