Because May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to take a look at how the news has shaped our understanding of mental illness. In the last year, you were probably saddened and alarmed by some of the many news stories involving loss of life.
When last we met, I discussed a few questions I had about a New Jersey school’s dress code banning strapless dresses for an 8th grade formal dance. I invite you to refresh your memory on the first two points I brought up about this controversial situation.
I recently came across this article about strapless dresses at an 8th grade formal dance. While not on the level of some other recent news events, this article really caught my eye.
That moment when you feel like the Invisible Mom or Dad, wondering if your kids are paying any attention to you at all. Yes, we’ve all been there. It can seem like your wise words go in one ear and out the other.
Wonder if you have any parental influence at all? Have days when you feel invisible to your child or like your words go in one ear and out the other?
My best friend moved away during the summer between our 5th and 6th grade years. We were peas in a pod, spent nearly every recess together, and even picked out the same instrument to play in the 5th grade band.
By now, you have probably heard or read many stories about the horrible bombing that occurred at the Boston Marathon. If you are feeling emotionally drained from this event, you are not alone.
Divorce is a part of life for many children. Since roughly 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, it’s still a very relevant topic for families today. Fortunately, researchers have worked for years to establish solid information about the outcomes of divorce.
You may have seen this video of a 7 year-old pediatric brain cancer patient a touchdown run at the Nebraska Spring Game. The young boy, Jack Hoffman, was given this opportunity because of his friendship with a former player and his closeness to the football team.
In light of today being Easter, I’m sharing a some reading about spirituality and mental health. Whether your family practices a particular religion or not, I hope you will find this article thought-provoking.