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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

Character and Values | Featured | Mental Health

3 Conversations Every Parent Is Scared Of

One day you’re holding a new baby—toes in your hand and a little noggin’ tucked in the crook of your elbow. The next thing you know that baby is running past you, full of opinions, ideas and questions. Lots of questions. Scary… Read More

Character and Values | Featured | Mental Health

12 Affirmations To Speak Over Your Kids

My husband, Kevin, and I first introduced affirmations to our daughter when she was about two and a half years old. I know—that feels a little young, right? I thought that, too…until months later when I observed my kid trying and failing… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

Asking for Help Doesn’t Make You a Bad Parent (It Makes You a Better One)

“It takes a village!” You’ve said it. Or you’ve heard it. But have you ever lived it?  Back in the day—like, way back—families in our country lived within the wide-cast net of community. Work, play, faith, and life existed in the context… 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