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 In recent years, cultural acceptance and understanding of LGBTQ individuals have improved in many ways. Yet, these young people continue to be at higher risk for mental health problems than other teens. Research highlights both risk and protective factors that influence the mental health of LGBTQ youth, with important implications for what parents, schools…

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photo of anxiety in kids ME guest, Dr. Laurie Hollman

We all feel anxious at times, worrying about a stressful situation and maybe letting our feelings spiral out of control as we imagine a worst possible outcome. This is true for children, as well as adults; in fact, many studies show that anxiety in kids is on the rise, and at least one in twenty…

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photo of healthy eating ME guest, Cindi Lockhart

Most of us want to eat healthy and teach our kids about the importance of healthy eating. But it can be a challenge to sort through all the messages from experts, “wannabe” experts and well-meaning friends. Are all sugars the same and how much is too much? What about grains in our diet? How can…

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photo of eating disorders ME guest, Claire Mysko

Who do you picture when you think of someone with an eating disorder? If you are like many people, you envision a young, underweight, white female. But eating disorders affect people regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or body type. And, as parents, we are key to recognizing the signs of a possible problem in our…

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photo of benefits of nature experience ME guest, Sheila Williams Ridge

A growing body of research shows the many benefits of nature experience. Nature experience supports children’s development of problem-solving, creativity and executive function. It also shapes physical health and, for both children and adults, can reduce stress and improve attention and focus. In recent years, mini preschools have integrated nature experience into their curricula, including…

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