Mental Health

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In Youth Sports, Yelling Doesn’t Help Your Kid

Most parents and coaches want the best for their kids by being supportive, interactive role models, helping children have fun while reaping the benefits of playing sports. And that’s what children want out of sports too. But sometimes, adults get carried away with the excitement of a big moment.

Silent Sufferers

In the short term, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can make a child lose his sense of self. He may be embarrassed to bring friends home. Long term, children with parents who suffer from addiction have an increased incidence of academic problems, mental illness, criminal behavior and early use — and abuse — of the same substances that bind and restrict their parents.

Self-injury in Children

Studies have revealed a rising trend of self-harm occurring among children. We investigated stories of self-injury in children, including the signs to look for and what you can do about it.