During manic episodes, children with bipolar disorder will feel anger and rage—and with greater intensity—rather than elation or euphoria that is common in adults. Bipolar in children combine the depressive and manic states together to form ‘aggressive depression.’ However, because
When you have bits of cereal in your hair or you’re listening to the wails of a tiny person who refuses to get in the car, the term “Positive Parenting” may make you grit your teeth and roll your eyes.
All children are capable of extraordinary things. There is no happiness gene, no success gene, and no ‘doer of extraordinary things’ gene. The potential for happiness and greatness lies in all of them and will mean different things to different
Having a peaceful and fun Family Game Night can feel a bit unattainable or abstract to the modern parent. In this article by What Do We Do All Day there are seven simple tips, plus links to 30+ family-friendly game
We’re all shaken by the events that took place in Washington, DC last week and it may seem like you need to jump in and address things right away, but pausing to work through your own feelings before talking to kids about
Selfies can be silly and lighthearted, of course. But there is a dark side when photos become a measure of self-worth. We’re used to worrying about how kids will be affected by seeing too many air-brushed images of models in
What are some fun things to do on a snow day? Snow day activities for kids need to include ideas to burn off energy indoors, quiet time to give parents a break, a few outdoor activities just in case the
All children need love, encouragement, and support, and for kids with learning disabilities, such positive reinforcement can help ensure that they emerge with a strong sense of self-worth, confidence, and the determination to keep going even when things are tough.
Here is a giant list of indoor activities and projects for kids! Nearly all are free or super-cheap, can be easily set-up (a few are more complicated) and many, depending on the age of your child, do not necessarily require
It’s natural for your young child to feel anxious when you say goodbye. In early childhood, crying, tantrums, or clinginess—all the hallmarks of separation anxiety—are healthy reactions to separation and a normal stage of development. While the intensity and timing