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Raising Self-Sufficient Adults: The Path to Success is Paved with…Grit!

Perhaps more than ever before parents are asking how they can help their children become resilient and self-sufficient adults, and how to instill the “grit” that is needed to thrive in our increasingly complex world. It is not surprising that parents are confused.

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April 9, 2024

The youth mental health crisis has dominated the news in recent years, but American educators and healthcare professionals have also remained vigilant about the risks of substance use and abuse in adolescents.

April 2, 2024

Sensory spaces can provide children with autism with a place to self-soothe, reduce anxiety, reflect, relax, and prepare for a transition, such as moving to another topic or classroom.

March 5, 2024

Self-harm, also known as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), is a serious public health concern for teens and young adults.

February 29, 2024

In recognition of World Teen Mental Wellness Day, here are five young mental health activists making a difference in the past few years.

February 27, 2024

Participation in school athletics has a wide range of benefits for kids. For many, playing sports is just plain fun.

February 13, 2024

Under the best circumstances, school avoidance is a thorny and frustrating problem for parents and caregivers.

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