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Best Of PCL: Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety

Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, shares ways to identify signs of anxiety and how to help your kids through their experience with it in today’s Best Of Parent… Read More
Episode 72

PCL 72: How to Recognize the Signs of Teen Depression and Suicide

Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about ways to recognize and address teen depression and suicide. Read More

Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

I’m Worried My Child Is Self-Harming

Plenty of things keep parents up at night. I can only think of a few that elicit more confusion to a parent and render them helpless than when they discover that their child is self-harming. Self-harm is confusing to many. Simply defined,… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Social Life

The Warning Signs of Depression and Anxiety in Kids

As adults, it can be easy to assume that kids, particularly younger ones, have nothing to fear, worry, or be sad about. After all, childhood is known for being the most innocent and carefree stage of development. However, kids have plenty to… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Mental Health | Technology

Is My Kid Addicted to Technology?

We live in a digital world. Laptops. Tablets. Smartphones. Smart TVs. There are so many devices that occupy our kids’ attention. Controlling screen time is an ever-present task for parents, but it can be tricky because screens are literally everywhere. The challenge… Read More

Featured | Make It Personal | Mental Health

50 Things to be Grateful for Right Now

Comparison is like a moving airport sidewalk you wander onto... it whisks you 50 yards away to a bad place before you've even taken a step. And it always seems to be right there—just one tiny thought or scroll away—ready to dump… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

How to Have a Mental Health Check-In With Your Teen and Preteen

Is your teen or tween behaving more differently than usual? I know, this probably seems like a trick question. The emphasis is on the word more. For example, has your usually uber-responsible fourteen-year-old neglected to take the dog out again, forgot two… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Featured | Mental Health

Why Time Away Might Not Fix Your Stress

Let me guess. You feel like you really need to de-stress. Of course you do...you’re a parent.  Pretty much every parent I talk to is tired. Well, more than just tired. Stressed. Deeply stressed. And kind of exhausted. There's a fatigue that… Read More

Current Events | Featured | Mental Health | School Life

5 Things Your Kids May Be Worried About This School Year

In the next few weeks, most kids and teenagers will have returned to school. The beginning of any school year often generates feelings of nervousness, excitement, and the anticipation of what’s to come – for our kids and for us.  Let’s face… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Special Topics

How to Calm Your Anxious Child

The kids and teens I counsel worry a lot. They worry about their family, friends, appearance, homework, their future, what people think of them, and unexpected changes. If you are the parent of an anxious child, you are not alone. Anxiety is… Read More