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Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs
Dealing with procrastination woes? Are you putting off important tasks or events. Procrastinating leads to bad habits, relationships suffer, and professionalism declines. Dr. Jay Earley offers tips for breaking your procrastination habit and heading towards success. (read the story...)

Bullying Prevention: Parents Make the Difference
How the movie "Bully" started a movement to end bullying, and why we as parents need to act on its message. (read the story...)

Studies Show Yoga Prevents Depression During Pregnancy
One in 5 mothers-to-be experience major depression during their pregnancy. A new study from the University of Michigan shows that mindfulness yoga is a non-medication treatment that significantly reduces depressive symptoms. (read the story...)

Counseling Facility in Fairfield Helps Struggling Teens
When Carol Passmore and Lisa LaReau worked in schools, they saw a need for a facility that helps the preteens and teens who are slipping through the cracks at school. Connect To Care addresses issues surrounding anxiety, depression, and social and emotional challenges, among others. (read the story...)

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism
"Before I Disappear," by Barb Herding, is the fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control. (read the story...)

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen
Eating Recovery Center urges parents to be vigilant about signs of eating disorders in college freshmen as they return home from school. (read the story...)

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder
Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls). (read the story...)

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?
Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing. (read the story...)

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)
A New York lawyer, mom of three, and work-life balance expert shares her insights on how to be there for your kids and enjoy time with your family while holding down a full-time job. (read the story...)

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About
Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes, and getting back into the school routine. (read the story...)

YouTube and Cutting: A Dangerous Combination for Kids & Teens
On YouTube the most disturbing phenomenon is kids doing hurtful things to themselves and then sharing the videos. A study in the March 2011 issue of the "Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics" highlighted these often graphic videos of adolescents engaging in what we as clinicians call “self-injury” and kids call “cutting”—on camera. (read the story...)

Advice For Moms: How To Maintain Your Friendships
Although it can be all too easy to identify only as "mom" after having a child, it's equally important to make time for the pre-pregancy you. Check out these helpful tips for sustaining a healthy social life with your single friends and fellow moms post-baby. (read the story...)

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom
Avid athlete and author of "Run Like a Girl," Mina Samuels shares why sports and working out are important to a healthy life balance and how working out actually makes you a better mom. (read the story...)

End Your Child's Test Stress
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams. (read the story...)

Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude
Lisa Bloom, author of "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," believes busy moms still deserve time to think, to dream, and to revel in their own passions. With wisdom and humor, this TV host and mother encourages all working moms to reach higher. (read the story...)

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being
We've rounded up a selection of Greenwich Hospital's best health advice for moms, dads, and kids. (read the story...)

Coping with Your Own Death Anxiety While Raising Kids
A mom of two, confronted by her own mortality after a cancer scare, shares her worries about being there for her children for the long haul and offers advice for other parents on how to cope with their own death anxiety. (read the story...)

What to Know About Stress and Relaxation
Feeling stressed out? We've outlined a few tips for how stress affects you and how to deal with it, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital. (read the story...)

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce
Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth. The very fact a divorce is occurring serves as a tangible indicator that something is very wrong which must be addressed. Issues may have been overlooked for years as couples settled into the comforts of marriage or other distractions of family life. The sheer jolt of divorce - being alone and adjusting to the single lifestyle - allows us to learn from mistakes, break vicious cycles, and become healthier and happier people. (read the story...)

Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids
The stress and worries parents feel may negatively impact their kids, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Find out how to conquer stress for a healthier home. (read the story...)

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funds nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout New York City, which opened last fall and now offer a full menu of services to local families. (read the story...)

The Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life
Curiosity, a devotion to passion, persistence, self-control, and a tolerance for failure are five of the most important skills shared by successful adults, according to Karen Quinn, an expert on school admissions and author of "Testing for Kindergarten." Her book covers all the ins and outs (and secrets) behind the world of intelligence tests. Here, she delves into what she discovered along the way about preparing your kids, beyond testing success, for life. (read the story...)

8 Reasons Why You Should Take That Lunch Hour (and Tips for How to Make It Count)
Lunch is important — it's a perfect chance to pencil in some much needed "me time" or do something healthy for yourself. Quit trying to power through the day. Instead, indulge in a mini-break daily. We've got eight reasons to love your lunch, plus tips on how to make the most out of your midday break. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down
Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments. (read the story...)

Cure the Holiday Humdrums: Tips on How to De-Stress and Enjoy This Holiday Season
Recapture your holiday spirit with these four simple steps, courtesy of family psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell. (read the story...)


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