Bulletin Category: Growing Up

  • Is Love All Your Child Needs to Be Happy?

    We know that unconditional love is critically important to ensure healthy development, and parents can express it differently from infancy to middle childhood. Let’s explore what...

  • Why Parents Should Pay Attention to 13 Reasons Why

    The Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why, about a teenage girl who takes her life after being bullied, has been widely watched, praised, and criticized....

  • Raising Drug Free Kids

    Kids who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are significantly less likely to use drugs. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers tools for...

  • Three Tips for Better Sleep and Happier Kids

    Is your child moody, emotional, irritable, defiant or hyperactive? Does your child have trouble concentrating or getting out of bed in the morning? If you...

  • Youth Empowerment Programs Promote Overall Wellness

    Youth empowerment programs foster positive personal traits and meaningful community relationships. Research suggests that young people who engage in these types of programs and activities...

  • Healthy Snacking

    Healthy nutrition is essential for physical and mental development in young children, increasing energy and focus. Yet providing healthy snack options for kids can feel...

  • Start the Talk about Underage Drinking

    Talking about alcohol is among the first steps a parent can take in preventing his or her child from engaging in underage drinking. Here are...

  • Siblings–Friend or Foe?

    Our siblings are our first friends and also our first rivals. Often, the cause of sibling rivalry can be due to children not wanting to...

  • Turn Off the Screen and Turn On Wellbeing

    There is no denying the convenience we all enjoy from our apps and electronics, however, just like fat and sugar, screen time should be enjoyed...

  • The Bully Factor – Play It Safe

    Bullying is not a new problem, but it is certainly top of mind when it comes to the challenges youngpeople face today. According to the...

  • Who’s Keeping Score?

    Participating in sports can develop positive traits in our children such as good health, discipline, teamwork and dedication. But what happens when a child is...

  • Helping Children Make Sense of a Parent’s Mental Illness

    Explaining mental illness to a child can be a challenging task for any parent living with mental illness. But it’s important to talk openly with...

  • 5 Tips to Promote Social-Emotional Health Among Young Children

    Information courtesy of the American Academy for Pediatrics ...

  • Autism

    With more children being diagnosed with autism each year than juvenile diabetes, AIDS and cancer combined, chances are you know a family member, friend or...

  • Protecting Our Children from Violence

    We all want the best for our children. But how do we protect them from today’s increasingly violent world? Children usually see and hear more...

  • How to Cope with Children’s Fears

    Is there a parent who hasn’t experienced their child asking to keep the light on at night, expressing fear of a monster in the closet,...

  • A Silent Cry for Help

    The act of deliberately injuring oneself is a puzzling (and for parents frightening) behavior to understand, and is known to be much more common than...

  • How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

    According to the American Psychological Association, anger is a completely normal, healthy human emotion when it is expressed correctly. When anger is not expressed correctly...

  • Military Children: Making it a Smoother Transition after a Deployment

    Living in San Diego, chances are you have a loved one in the military. The separation is hard for everyone, but especially for children. Try...

  • Mental Illness Is Not Reserved For Adults

    Severe mental illness often starts before age 21, and can take both the teenager and the parents by surprise. You can stop the progression of...

  • Emotional Health For New Moms and Moms to Be

    Pregnancy and caring for a newborn are blissful, yet also stressful times. Here are a couple of resources to help moms and moms-to-be maintain their...

  • Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

    We protect our children from the cold with warm clothing, and ease stuffy noses with chicken noodle soup and lots of rest. We offer nutritious...

  • Nurturing Children’s Emotional Health

    Reading to children is an important part of their emotional and intellectual development. Here are a few tips to make reading part of your daily...