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Bishop of Durham says: 'Stay at home parenting is best for children' - ChronicleLive

Bishop of Durham says: 'Stay at home parenting is best for children' - ChronicleLive | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
North East social tsars are at loggerheads over the bishop's comments about parents spending more time with their children
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More time or more money? If a family is living in poverty, which does the child need his parents to have more of to be a successful adult?

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An ounce of prevention ... The Dalai Lama's Heart-Mind Index - Vancouver Sun

An ounce of prevention ... The Dalai Lama's Heart-Mind Index - Vancouver Sun | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Six-year-old comic strip terror Calvin may love his tiger Hobbes, but his inability to resolve differences with others, engage with his studies and remain calm in a tough situation bodes ill for adult Calvin.
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"Grades, it seems, are far less important in high school than the kind of person you are."

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Experts warn screens affect childrens' development - Straight.com

Experts warn screens affect childrens' development - Straight.com | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
It may take a village to raise a child, but that village, increasingly digitized, is vanishing.
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Careful parents.

"According to a study published in Pediatrics in 2007, for instance, kids who watch more than two hours of TV a day at age two-and-a-half are more likely than other kids to have behavioural and social challenges when they start kindergarten. Every additional hour of TV exposure among toddlers corresponded to other future ill effects, the study found, including less success at math, a reduction in classroom engagement, a more sedentary lifestyle, and increased victimization by classmates."

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Government Study Cites Benefits of Two-Parent Home - Crossmap

Government Study Cites Benefits of Two-Parent Home - Crossmap | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
A mother and father in the home means a tremendous difference in the health and safety of children, according a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
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How life difficulties can affect children's DNA - Philly.com

How life difficulties can affect children's DNA - Philly.com | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
How life difficulties can affect children's DNA
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Telomere shortening has been linked to cancer, compromised immune function, poor mental health, diabetes, and obesity. When it comes to telomeres, size does matter.
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Older rules might be worth a new try - SunHerald.com

Older rules might be worth a new try SunHerald.com Nearly every child raised in the good old days of American childhood (and if you want verification of the fact that they were indeed good old days, go to the Internet and search child mental health...
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Interesting read.

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'Crappy parenting' responsible for a generation of Australian brats - Australian Times

'Crappy parenting' responsible for a generation of Australian brats - Australian Times | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
'Crappy parenting' responsible for a generation of Australian brats Australian Times He continued to say that evidence exists of the ill-effects of poor parenting caused by absent rules and boundaries adding that poor, 'crappy' parenting affected...
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“a vitamin N deficiency, which is a failure to say no”.

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Treatment Before Tragedy: A Mother's Plea

Treatment Before Tragedy: A Mother's Plea | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Liza Long is the mother of a son who has bipolar disorder. When her post-Newtown blog post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" went viral, she decided that she had to speak up for children like her son. Her goal is to expose the gaping cracks in our...
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"When my son was in an acute-care psychiatric hospital, I saw a picture of a little boy who had leukemia in a grocery-store checkout line. "


We have lived on both sides of that statement.

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Whether Biology or Trauma, Mental Illness Requires Care not Cure - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Whether Biology or Trauma, Mental Illness Requires Care not Cure - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog) Whether Biology or Trauma, Mental Illness Requires Care not Cure PsychCentral.com (blog) The parent of a mentally ill child leans hard on the biological explanation that gets him/her off the hook for parenting that could...
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Not that I agree entirely, but there are thoughts worth discussing.

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Christina Halli, Parenting a Mentally Ill Child Writer, Introduction

Life with Bob blog author Christina Halli introduces herself. She discusses parenting a child with mental illness, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. About Chris...
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Child Abuse And Stress Show Signs Of Altered Gene Expression; Interventions ... - Medical Daily

Child Abuse And Stress Show Signs Of Altered Gene Expression; Interventions ... - Medical Daily | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Child Abuse And Stress Show Signs Of Altered Gene Expression; Interventions ...
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Child Abuse And Stress Show Signs Of Altered Gene Expression; Interventions ... - Medical Daily

Child Abuse And Stress Show Signs Of Altered Gene Expression; Interventions ... - Medical Daily | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
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Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit - Wicked Local Weymouth

Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit - Wicked Local Weymouth | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Children who are able to rebound from adversities are healthier psychologically and show better outcomes academically and socially. Resilience is a life
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Mental health manual, a must-have tool for parents of teenagers - Irish Examiner

Mental health manual, a must-have tool for parents of teenagers - Irish Examiner | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it

Would be interested to see what is in this.EVERY week ten people end their own lives in Ireland.

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Would be interested in seeing what is in this.

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Advocate for at-risk youth on 'mission to improve their lives' - Greensboro News & Record

Advocate for at-risk youth on 'mission to improve their lives' - Greensboro News & Record | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Advocate for at-risk youth on 'mission to improve their lives'
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Mental illness covers a range of brain disorders in children: depression, anxiety and schizophrenia as well as many other behavioral problems.
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Calgary mother chronicles daughter's tragic struggle with Borderline ... - Calgary Herald

Calgary mother chronicles daughter's tragic struggle with Borderline ... - Calgary Herald | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
When Colleen Porter was nine years old, her parents were summoned to school because of a picture she had drawn with crayons.
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About that mom who’s not bragging about her kid

About that mom who’s not bragging about her kid | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Kvelling: bursting with pride. Ever notice a mom who isn't joining in on the kvelling convo? Talk to her. (The same applies to parents of the incarcerated --and doubly so to those with mentally ill children in prison.
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Religion: Crutch for the Crazy or Panacea for Peon and Prince? - The New American

Religion: Crutch for the Crazy or Panacea for Peon and Prince? - The New American | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Religion: Crutch for the Crazy or Panacea for Peon and Prince?
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Trish rebuilds life after trauma and dissociation - Tenterfield Star

Trish rebuilds life after trauma and dissociation - Tenterfield Star | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Trish rebuilds life after trauma and dissociation Tenterfield Star "It affected all my children, who are older, but it was when Zoe and I moved out on our own in mid-2009 that things got out of control." Most mental health professionals believe...
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Five ways to ease the family stress of a child with a mental-health challenge - The Globe and Mail

Five ways to ease the family stress of a child with a mental-health challenge - The Globe and Mail | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Five ways to ease the family stress of a child with a mental-health challenge
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It is common for these parents to experience the stigma attached to mental-health problems, addictions and developmental disabilities.
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"Research has shown that the key to resilience is for parents to work together as a team and to add other members to the team depending on the needs of the child."

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Your Backup Brain

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There's a "second brain" in your stomach. It influences your mood, what you eat, the kinds of diseases you get, as well as the decisions you make. And you thought it was all in your head!
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Bradley McGee's Death Ignited Reforms - The Ledger

Bradley McGee's Death Ignited Reforms - The Ledger | Parenting Mentally Ill Children | Scoop.it
Bradley McGee's Death Ignited Reforms The Ledger LAKELAND | Twenty-five years ago, the brutal death of a 2-year-old Lakeland boy at the hands of his stepfather galvanized the entire state, triggering a firestorm of outrage that led to sweeping...
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Family anguish over mentally ill children

How parents struggle with mentally ill children, from Elizabeth Vargas on Good Morning America, with Bertha Lynn.
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We know the statement at 1:35 to be true from experience. What we also know is that you have to be your child's biggest advocate. You must keep pushing to find resources to help your child.

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