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June 18, 2012

“The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among youth and adults in the US” (YRBSS) There has been a lot of talk about this report of the last several weeks. There are statistics about violent behaviors, teen suicide and […]

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 7, 2012

May 9th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)! There are so many special “days” anymore, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. But this day (and, in fact, the whole month) deserves our attention. This movement began in 1994 with the […]

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A Tip Tease

March 28, 2012

OK, so you don’t think you really need any tips to parent your teen? Or you just think that you don’t need one more email cluttering up your inbox? Or you think we don’t have very good ideas about tips for you? With all of these being a possibility, we decided to tempt you with […]

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner

November 18, 2011

Here are Underdue Social Services, lots of emails come around during the holidays with great information. Here is one to share with all of you. It’s a bit of really good advice for Thanksgiving Dinner. Apr 26, 2011 | By B. Lynn Ms. Lynn is an educator and freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She has […]

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Present Moment 3: Making Memories

November 3, 2011

All of us have memories of various times in our lives.  Sometimes they are of good times and special, fun events.  Sometimes they are memories of sad times or loss.  Experiencing your present moments doesn’t mean that you have no memories.  On the contrary, it is often things that happen now that remind us of […]

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Present Moment 2: How are you feeling?

October 5, 2011

I am being asked this question a lot lately. Some might say it goes with the territory, as my work involves talking about and understanding feelings. But it’s important to look closer at both the question and my answer. We all have situations and experiences that challenge us throughout our lives. When we face illness […]

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Present Moment One: Stop, Drop and Breath

September 20, 2011

We talked in a recent post about living in the present and I promised a Present Moment Series. The series will include examples, exercises, and ways to enjoy your present moments. Here we go with Present Moment One. There is simple fire safety technique called Stop, Drop and Roll. You remember it. You probably heard […]

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Living in the Present

September 7, 2011

When we had all storms and tornadoes in the spring, I bought a weather radio. I heard about people who were sleeping soundly and suddenly found themselves in the midst of a terrible tornado. That sounded pretty scary, so I thought I should be warned if one was approaching. After about 2 months I was […]

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How to Talk to your child about sexual abuse.

August 18, 2011

It’s not a topic we like to think about very much, let alone talk about. And yet, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. As adults, parents and professionals, we are all committed to protecting children. However, we all feel a little lost about […]

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Teen Talk – Ten Tips

July 14, 2011

There is a lot of talk out there about talking to your teen. You should tell your teen about drugs, you should tell your teen about sex, you should tell your teen what you expect. It seems that most of this advice is what you should tell your teen. We thought it might be a […]

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