How to Arm Your Child Against Bullying
By Gail Saltz, MD
Gail is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, best-selling author and TV commentator who specializes in mental health and relationship issues.
Resilience: The Quality of Survival
The American Psychological Association Help Center
Coping with Holiday Stress
The Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic articles give tips on how to cope with unwanted holiday stress.
Optimism: A Key Ingredient to Happiness
Optimism is the belief that things will turn out well. It is the expectation that good things will come your way and that you have the ability to control the direction of your life.
Parenting Tips for Anxious Kids
It’s important that you have the same expectations of your anxious child that you would of another child (to go to birthday parties, make decisions, talk to adults). However, understand that the pace will need to be slower and there is a process involved in meeting this end goal.
Talking about 9/11
This article was developed by the NYU Child Study Center for parents of all children, regardless of the impact of 9/11 on their lives. It provides guidelines to parents and family members on how to talk to children and adolescents about the events of 9/11. It also provides tips on how to support children and help them cope with their feelings and thoughts related to the anniversary.
Finding Your Flow
Flow is the mental state in which you are fully immersed in an activity. Your focus is laser-like. You feel lost in the activity — fully absorbed in what you are doing. Time stands still. You are “in the zone.” When in flow, people describe deep concentration, a sense of being in control, and that the activity itself is intrinsically rewarding. Flow is deeply satisfying and brings a feeling of joy.