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Jennifer Simpson | Boys Town Family Teacher

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4 Tips for Supporting a Child with Depression

This article was originally shared on momaha.com. Depression affects kids in a variety of ways and can be situational or a constant in their life. There are a few things parents can do to help keep depression at bay and help their kids through this challenging time. Here are a few tips: 1. Implement routine and schedules for your kids throughout the day. For example, try to eat meals and snacks at similar times during the day. If your kids are school-age, implement a ...

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Kristin E. Bieber, Ph.D., a staff psychologist with Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health

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Self-Harm: Signs, Prevention and How to Talk to Children, Adolescents About It

This post was first published on Momaha.com. Self-harm can sometimes first occur at the transition between childhood to adolescence. It's around this time that adolescents begin to think more about their feelings, pay more attention to peers’ behaviors and place more of an emphasis on fitting in. Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health shares information to help prevent and respond to self-harm. How is self-harm prevented? The first step in addressing self-harm is educating parents. Upon discovering their adolescent is self-harming, parents may become ...

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Kris Hallstrom, Manager of the Boys Town National Hotline

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How Do I Know if My Child Is Being Bullied?

This post first appeared on Momaha.com. Kids don’t always share what is going on in their life. When they do talk, you want to help find solutions. Unfortunately when it comes to bullying and its effects, there are no easy fixes. Statistics from the 2011 School Crime Supplement show that an adult was notified in less than half of bullying cases. Kids don’t tell adults for many reasons: Bullying can make a child feel helpless. Kids may want to handle it on their own to ...

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How to Start the Conversation About Bullying

Bullying is every parent’s worst nightmare. As parents, it is natural for us to want to protect our babies from the outside world. You don’t want their feelings to get hurt, you don’t want people to say mean things to them and you certainly don’t want them to say mean things to other people. But the reality is that kids will be kids and bullying is everywhere. We have to prepare our kids and teach them how they should respond ...