Archive for January, 2013

Teens and Binge Drinking – Is It Something In Your Genes?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I was reminded today of teen drinking. In my community, an annual banquet is being held this week to support a local foundation. This foundation was created several years ago by family members of a teen boy who died from an alcohol-related car accident.


Be A Better Parent in Just Five Minutes

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Being a better parent sounds like a massive undertaking, doesn’t it? In order to change things you need to take a class, or read a handful of books, or just spend a lot of time figuring it out. I say you can do this without nearly so much hassle.


Celebrity Sports Heroes –Telling Big Fibs To The World

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Wow, last week was a tough one to be a celebrity sports figure with a compelling backstory. Lance Armstrong, widely known for his Tour de France wins and Livestrong Foundation, just admitted to cheating and making accusations against innocent people.


Mental Illness, Tragedy, and a Big Slippery Slope

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Just about every day you hear how we need to ” do something” about gun violence, especially how it relates to the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy. Ideas have included armed guards at school, tighter gun control laws, some involvement with mental illness (more screenings, possibly a registry, etc.), restrictions on ammunition, and more.


Just Call Me Elasti-Girl: Flexibility and Parenting

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Flexibility goes hand-in-hand with parenting. You need to bend so you don’t break. I am “the flexible parent”, meaning that I am the main troubleshooter and schedule wrangler for our family.


Inside the Depressed Mind

Friday, January 11th, 2013

One of the more frequently read posts on the family mental health blog is PMDD Hard to Endure Harder to Explain. I know many of you who have experienced any form of depression can find it difficult to describe what it’s like inside your mind.


 

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