Articles containing: resilience

Shrinking It Down: Our Greatest Strengths (Season 1, Episode 16)

June 14, 2018

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Did you know that Dr. Ellen Braaten has a mild form of dyslexia and had to work really hard at reading when she was a child? Did you know that Dr. Gene Beresin has always struggled with math?

We all have challenges. We all have differences.

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Family: Stories of Adoption

February 22, 2018

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According to the Urban Dictionary, a family is “a group of people…who genuinely love, trust, care about, and look out for each other… REAL family is a bondage that cannot be broken by any means.

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Growing Together in the New Year

January 29, 2018

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The beginning of 2018 is now in our rear-view mirror and if you’re like most people, you’ve likely already broken your New Year’s Resolution.  In fact, less than half of people who make New Year’s resolutions stick with them much past June.

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The Flaw In Our New Year’s Resolutions: A Few Tips For Focusing On The Positive

January 1, 2018

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There’s this guy Sisyphus.

I feel like he invented the New Year’s resolution.

You know Sisyphus—he’s the guy who works so hard to push that stupid boulder up the hill, only to have it roll down again at the end of his hard work.

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Shrinking It Down: The Importance of Pets (Season 1, Episode 4)

December 27, 2017

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Whether they have fur, scales, tail or no tail, pets can improve the mental and emotional health of children and teens.

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Tips for Helping Children Cope with Hurricanes, Storms and Their Aftermath

September 20, 2017

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When it comes to scary events, such as terror acts or natural disasters, our mission at the MGH Clay Center has always been to help parents appreciate the impact of kids seeing images on the screen and hearing about events that are potentially

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Summer Reading – With Your Kids

June 14, 2017

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When does summer begin for most kids?

It begins about two weeks before the bell rings on that last day of school.  Whatever kids have planned for the summer, you can bet they’re already thinking of these plans well before they are officially granted their academic freedom.

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Bad Things Happen

January 19, 2017

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Bad things happen, and that’s a fundamental fact of life on this planet.

It’s not like we didn’t know this.  Since things have been happening to humans, there’ve been bad things happening to humans, and we’ve had to help our children to deal with them.

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Parents’ Untreated Mental Illnesses Affect Their Children

May 26, 2016

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We wrote earlier this month about the growing acceptance of psychiatric illness among the general population. A number of studies demonstrate that more and more Americans are accepting psychiatric illnesses as equal to other illnesses, and therefore actively seeking treatment.

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The Implications Of Poverty On Children’s Mental Health

May 19, 2016

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In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement in which it encouraged all of its members to screen pediatric patients and their families for economic hardship. This announcement made national news and was later published in Pediatrics, the flagship journal of the AAP.

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