'My six-year-old has tried to take his own life twice and I'm terrified'

'My six-year-old has tried to take his own life twice and I'm terrified'

Amy’s* six-year-old son Noah* has tried to take his own life twice and threatens every day to do it again. It's estimated 1 in 7 school-age children has a mental health problem, like anxiety, depression and behaviour problems, but only 1 in 4 gets the help they need.

Are We the Path of Least Resistance Parenting Generation?

Are We the Path of Least Resistance Parenting Generation?

Learn about your own approach to parenting and think about how this is working towards or against the building of your child’s sense of resilience and emotional strength

Campus Check-In: Mental Health Treatment Expands to Apps

Campus Check-In: Mental Health Treatment Expands to Apps

Certainly, a plethora of barriers to seeking mental health care exist, including students thinking their symptoms are normal or that care won’t be effective, as well as time constraints, continued stigma, cost of treatment, and a desire to handle problems privately.

Technology Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem for Kids

Technology Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem for Kids

The researchers concluded, “ Like other forms of maternal withdrawal and unresponsiveness, mobile-device use can have a negative impact on infant social-emotional functioning and parent-child interactions .” Distracted parents—those who keep their devices close and are frequently checking them or responding to phone calls and messages—tend to be less predictable, less reliable, and less attentive.

Pregnant waitress receives $100 tip with an emotional note from police officer

Pregnant waitress receives $100 tip with an emotional note from police officer

"Cops are portrayed as horrible people a lot of the time, and they aren't and this just goes to show that a young officer [saw] a struggling mother to be, and wanted to extend a little help!" English's father, Brian Cadigan, was also moved by the officer's gesture and posted what happened on — making a point to sharehow often police officers go above and beyond their daily responsibilities.

The Challenges Facing a Firstborn Child

The loving care and abundant attention parents give their firstborn, help the child to grow up feeling self-confident, and he can become very successful in life. Your firstborn child needs you to provide him with support and reassurance that he is equally loved.

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

A cost-of-loss stand that shows your Beloved what life will be like without you can be the most powerful step to take when your relationship is draining, painful, and unfulfilling. Warning : Do not take a Cost-of-Loss-Stand if you are in a potentially violent or physically abusive relationship.

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

You should not expect that your child will be as interested in organizing possessions as you are, but if you agree on a priority item, and a place to put it, you can have a successful beginning.

One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

Engage in the familiar Troubling anniversaries can shake your sense of “ normalcy ” and make you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, a social psychologist at Hope College, notes that helping others fosters a sense of meaning, purpose, and even feelings of happiness.

A Manifesto for Strength

A Manifesto for Strength

Our children need to learn how to cope with disappointment, heartache, sadness, and failure. Children are “anti-fragile," which is to say that they become more capable through challenge. These challenges and struggles are building capabilities and capacities in your child that will bear fruit later in life.

What to Do with People Who Don’t Say Thanks

What to Do with People Who Don’t Say Thanks

Like the researchers in the Israeli study, you could look at some form of more private gratitude intervention in which you provide, in a nonthreatening way, opportunities for these people to offer thanks, even for simple things.

How Do You Teach Kids About Giving?

How Do You Teach Kids About Giving?

Sometimes I want my stuff and sharing it makes me feel bad.” This is a great time to ask them, “Why is giving good for us?” Explain what it does for happiness for themselves and everyone around them.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

'I couldn't look at baby stuff in case I didn't get to bring my baby home'

'I couldn't look at baby stuff in case I didn't get to bring my baby home'

PANDA CEO Terri Smith says of the callers to PANDA’s helpline, 30 percent are experiencing anxiety or depression during pregnancy, and 80 percent of them haven’t told their midwife how they’re feeling.

Jenna Bush Hager asks for help taking crayon off wallpaper — here are the best tips

Jenna Bush Hager asks for help taking crayon off wallpaper — here are the best tips

Jenna Bush Hager recently returned from a trip to find that her daughters got out some red crayons and decided to show their artistic side. Budding artists Poppy and Mila had a little surprise for Jenna when she got home from a recent trip.

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

And, a person you thought you thought you knew - someone you thought you loved, someone you married, someone you lived with for years, someone who became a father to your children and you shared a life with - turns out to be completely different to what you thought they were.

This brilliant organizer with nearly 1,500 reviews will 'Marie Kondo' your undies drawer

This brilliant organizer with nearly 1,500 reviews will 'Marie Kondo' your undies drawer

So, I checked out what organizing products were available on Amazon and found this super cheap intimates organizer that could individually divide underwear, socks and bras. MIU Color Foldable Closet Underwear Organizer Drawer Divider, $16, Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

Test for genetic disorders at home with Eugene Labs kit

Test for genetic disorders at home with Eugene Labs kit

The Australian reports that Melbourne start-up Eugene Labs has produced a clinical grade genetic test service that will include a spit-kit and online genetic counselling. The future of genetic testing is here Mr Kalro said genetic counselling was an important part of the service.

The program doing big things to help kids affected by domestic violence

The program doing big things to help kids affected by domestic violence

Little Friends Scholarship Friends with Dignity are offering scholarships to children who have experienced or are currently facing domestic and/or family violence throughout Australia. Could they do a little help with those activities that get the kids out there and among their peers at a time when they need it most?

Joanna Gaines Takes Son Crew Sledding: My ’Snow Angel’

Joanna Gaines Takes Son Crew Sledding: My ’Snow Angel’

Joanna Gaines took her 8-month-old son, Crew, out to play in a winter wonderland, posting a pic on Instagram on Saturday, February 2.

Pregnant Jessica Simpson Details Month of Back Pain, Swollen Feet

Pregnant Jessica Simpson Details Month of Back Pain, Swollen Feet

“After a month of sciatica pain, followed by 3 weeks of Bronchitis,” the fashion designer, 38, began a caption on Instagram on Sunday, February 3, “I figured since my feet fit in my sneaks today … I needed to walk out a lot of anxiety!!” The accompanying photo showed the MTV alum wearing pink sunglasses and a red hat with a magenta pom-pom.

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

Much like setting the frequency and duration of treatment, you ultimately set the pace of therapy, and your therapist is there to help the process along in a way that feels comfortable to you.

Brooklyn Decker Slams Body-Shamers: 'I Miss My Boobs Too'

Brooklyn Decker Slams Body-Shamers: 'I Miss My Boobs Too'

“The amount of times I’ve found open dirty diapers on the floor when I’m, like, ‘There is Velcro here to help you ball this diaper up and toss it.’ It’s really quite a weakness of his.” She added: “He’s really amazing at waking up in the morning, which is shockingly hard for me.

4 Big Reasons Why Treatment Falls Short

4 Big Reasons Why Treatment Falls Short

Clinicians may thus be inclined to make rapid diagnoses based on insufficient history, leading to errors in diagnosis, especially if the decision is not reviewed periodically, either as a matter of routine good care or when treatment is not working.

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Detection

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Detection

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new blood test for pancreatic cancer alongside the current blood test may improve early detection and help screen people at high risk for the deadly disease, researchers say.

Is it Like Pulling Teeth to Get Your Toddler to Brush?

The following are some tips you can use so your toddler won’t feel so inclined to give you the brush off when it comes time to implement good dental hygiene. Follow through with teeth brushing after every meal at home, and make it a point to talk about what you’re doing and why.

How to Build Your Child's Confidence and Self-Esteem -

How to Build Your Child's Confidence and Self-Esteem -

Children with high self-esteem generally become more successful in life. Children with high self-esteem have the confidence to try new activities and feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments. A child gets a big boost to their self-esteem when they hear a parent praising them to another adult.

5 ways to help fight hunger and malnutrition on World Food Day

5 ways to help fight hunger and malnutrition on World Food Day

(C)Pep Bonet/NOOR for FAO The U.N. has set a goal of achieving zero hunger worldwide by 2030, and on World Food Day the FAO asks governments, farmers, organizations and individuals to get involved in working toward a world where everyone has reliable access to enough nutritious food — i.e. food security.

Relationships & Money: Savers vs. Spenders

Relationships & Money: Savers vs. Spenders

Some couples struggle simply because they individually or together lack the skills to manage money well — they don’t know how to set up a budget, balance a checkbook, or how to plan and save for future needs.

My 11-year-old was stalked and harassed at school by a boy with a 'crush'

My 11-year-old was stalked and harassed at school by a boy with a 'crush'

When a school crush wasn’t reciprocated, an 11-year old boy stalked and bullied his young victim, leaving her battered and bruised. Picture: iStock You think your kids will be kept safe You send your child to school, believing they’ll be safe.

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