Articles containing: resilience

Family: Stories of Adoption

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.

Growing Together in the New Year

If you’re like most people, you’ve likely already fallen short on one of your New Year’s Resolutions.  In fact, less than half of people who make New Year’s resolutions stick with them much past June.

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

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and most podcast apps – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”


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

In Memoriam: Landon T. Clay, 1926-2017

Every year, Steve Schlozman and I travel on behalf of the Clay Center to speak with the 1,400 kids at Lake Wales High School. We really look forward to this event. As much as we enjoy our relationship with the high school students and staff, the highlight of this annual excursion is staying with the Clays at their home in Mountain Lake.

How to Manage, And Help Your Kids Cope, When The Family Dog Dies

My dog died.

Man, those are three tough words to write.

Tune in to a conversation with Dr.  Schlozman and Dr. Beresin on helping kids cope with the death of a pet.

I feel both silly about and proud of how much it hurts.

Parents’ Untreated Mental Illnesses Affect Their Children

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.

The Implications Of Poverty On Children’s Mental Health

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.

Meeting The Challenges Of Tourette’s Disorder: Dan’s Story

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Living With A Chronic Medical Illness

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Thinking About Homeless Children In The Classroom

This is the final blog post of a series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI). For more information about the CHI curriculum, and the ways in which it seeks to empower the next generation of teachers and caregivers to understand and advocate for homeless children, visit http://www.lesley.