Behavioral Care News
August 28, 2018 - Parents need to beware of setting sky-high expectations for their kids that may be unobtainable.
August 28, 2018 - Theres major differences between being rude, being mean, and bullying. Learn how to tell the difference.
August 28, 2018 - Let children set their own goals and timelines. Guide them in an age-appropriate way.
August 28, 2018 - CHI Health psychotherapist, Mike Grove, LIMHP, suggests teens engage in more in-person social interactions and cut back on social media.
August 28, 2018 - In 2016, suicide became the second leading cause of death for US teens, that's why it is essential for loved ones to act on concerns.
August 28, 2018 - Cutting may not necessarily be a prelude to a suicide attempt, but it should be taken seriously.
August 28, 2018 - Finding out your child’s friends are involved in risky behaviors puts parents in a quandary.
August 28, 2018 - “How are you?” It’s a question we ask, usually without expecting a serious answer. But if we talk more openly about mental health, struggles many share could be brought to light – where there’s support.
August 28, 2018 - The teen years can be a roller coaster of accelerated hormones, plummeting moods and startling behaviors. Thankfully, most adolescents manage to stay on track.
August 28, 2018 - 10 warning signs for mental health issues.
August 28, 2018 - Healthy habits are essential, so set limits and stick with them.
August 28, 2018 - Children are 50 percent less likely to use alcohol or drugs if parents bring up the topic.
August 28, 2018 - A dangerous trend is rising in middle and high schools involving e-cigarettes.
August 28, 2018 - The dos and don'ts of how to build your children up.
August 28, 2018 - It’s not easy making friends, especially during the tumultuous teen years when you’re changing so much. How do you surround yourself with people who like you?
August 28, 2018 - Building self-esteem doesn’t necessarily need to be through organized sports or academic achievements. It can be a casual hobby or volunteer work, which is personally meaningful.
August 28, 2018 - Learning strategies on how to face anxiety is an essential part of growing up.
July 23, 2018 - One in five children report being bullied in school – and it takes a toll. Grades drop, absenteeism rises and emotions take a dive.
July 23, 2018 - Emotions can run high with teenagers. So how can parents determine when teen moodiness is normal, or if it could be something more serious like depression?
July 23, 2018 - One in three U.S. adolescents suffers emotional, physical or sexual abuse from a dating partner. Sometimes, they just don’t know better.
July 23, 2018 - Approximately 90 percent of teens worldwide use social media.
July 23, 2018 - While it looks good on applications, the benefits of volunteering reach beyond gaining skills and experience.
July 23, 2018 - On average, teens spend 70 percent of their time with peers and the media. But there are some things BFFs and smartphones can’t do.
July 23, 2018 - For teens, anxiety can be particularly distressing because they don’t know how to manage this uncomfortable emotion.
July 23, 2018 - As tempting as it is to help a child succeed, parents who hover – or are overly involved in their child’s life – can do more harm than good.
July 23, 2018 - Parenting teenagers doesn’t come with a manual. These hands-on tips from the Centers for Disease Control can to help.
July 23, 2018 - It’s as important as the air they breathe but the National Sleep Foundation says only about 15 percent of teens get eight-and-a-half hours of sleep on school nights.
July 23, 2018 - Almost half of teens in a recent study said they drink caffeinated beverages up to six times a week. That can lead to insomnia, anxiety and headaches.
July 23, 2018 - Instant access has taken the simple act of growing up and transformed it into a field of land mines for today’s teen.
July 23, 2018 - When a child reaches adolescence, parents often find themselves asking, “What were you thinking?” Well, there’s a reason.
July 23, 2018 - In a go-go-go society, kids often suffer from being overcommitted – in both academic and extracurricular activities – and feel pressure to do it all while maintaining the illusion of perfectionism.
July 23, 2018 - Do you ever wonder why they never told you what it would be like raising a teenager when they placed that bundle of joy in your arms 15 years ago?
April 10, 2018 - Nebraska and Iowa Named in 10 Least Stressed States according to a study by WalletHub and as reported by Becker's Hospital Review.
October 04, 2017 - Don't let social media breed self-hate and feed insecurities.
October 04, 2017 - In a culture where the term depression is thrown around as a synonym for sadness the line can be blurred about the differences between sadness and the line can be blurred about the differences between sadness and the actual medical condition of depression.
April 03, 2017 - Do you want to be happier? There’s one simple way to achieve that goal - get moving.