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Family Mental Health Around the Web, Issue #2

Hello, everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed last week’s inaugural edition of Around the Web.  Today I’ve collected a few more websites you can bookmark on your computer.  These resources cover ADHD and a positive websites for girls.

ADD and ADHD have been in the spotlight the last several years. I’ve found a few resources for information about the condition and ways you can help your child manage their daily life.  The NIMH US government website has a long extensive page about ADHD. It lists twelve questions and two places for citations and resources. Everyday Health just put out an article listing 12 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With ADHD. This is a helpful list whether you are trying to go without medication or if you are working with medication. You won’t go wrong using some or all of these positive methods.

This is an interesting website I came across a few months ago.  It’s called New Moon (not related to the books or movie), and it’s for girls ages 7-15.  It was designed by parents who wanted a safe emotionally healthy website for her own daughters to explore. Some parts require a paid membership to access, but some don’t (and I have absolutely no financial affiliation with this website). There’s also a print magazine with similar content. Girls can post articles, stories, art, and poetry. They can chat with each other in supervised chat rooms — the website says a New Moon staff member is always present during the chats. Since I have three young daughters myself, I’m curious to look around more myself.  Since our current culture isn’t always so kind to girls’ self concept and sense of value, I thought this website seemed worthy of mention in the Around the Web feature this week.

Let me know how you like these resources. I’m especially interested if anyone has more resources they know about regarding these two topics, ADHD and girls’ well-being. Thanks for checking out Around the Web this week!

Creative Commons License photo credit: Alex Campos ♂

Family Mental Health Around the Web, Issue #2


Erika Krull, MS, LMHP

Erika Krull, MS, LMHP is a practicing licensed mental health counselor in Nebraska.


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Krull, E. (2010). Family Mental Health Around the Web, Issue #2. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 14, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/family/2010/02/family-mental-health-around-the-web-issue-2/

 

Last updated: 13 Feb 2010
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