Children can be emotional and unpredictable. Sometimes, when children are confronted with new challenges or unfamiliar feelings, they may have difficulty coping with their emotions. Teaching coping skills to your children can go a long way in helping them overcome negative feelings.
Emotional issues are more common than you think, especially in young adults that are in college or transitional periods of their lives. A few common emotional issues that affect young adults are depression, anxiety, and stress. Below are a few resources that can help you and your student navigate various mental health issues.
It’s not unusual for children to feel sad, angry or moody for short periods of time. However, when those feelings last longer than two weeks and interfere with daily activities, that child may be showing signs of something more. Learn about the symptoms of mental illness in children and young people in the resources linked below.
If you think your child or student would benefit from counseling, these resources will help you understand what treatment options are available and why counseling can be beneficial.
If alcohol or drug addiction runs in your family, experts suggest talking to your children about it no later than the pre-teen or early teen years. The fact that your child has a greater risk for developing a substance abuse problem is serious and should be discussed before they discover these substances on their own. The resources below will help you start the conversation about substance abuse with your children.
Use our free downloadable mindfulness kit to teach your child healthy habits that help ease stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression.
Practicing mindfulness for depression helps to:
Our free Guide to Managing Anxiety eBook has everything you need to learn about and cope with anxiety.
Inside you'll find:
Having the conversation about drugs and alcohol with your children is important. Addiction is not always an easy topic to cover, particularly if you have a family history of substance abuse. However, the following resources can help you feel informed and empowered to give your children guidance on a complex topic.