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10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out

10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out

In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more.

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is more common in teens and young adults, but it sometimes affects children. Here, Dr. Jennifer Collins explains the symptoms of SAD in kids, how to know if your child has SAD, and what to do if you think your child has SAD.

Holiday Makeover: One Mom Gives Permission to Change How You Celebrate

Holiday Makeover: One Mom Gives Permission to Change How You Celebrate

Keeping up with holiday family traditions can be harmful to your health and sanity. One mom encourages you to change how you celebrate and make your family traditions more manageable.

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

When her mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and began to forget how to make the Italian meals that marked her childhood, Yonkers native Barbara Magro decided to save those recipes by publishing a cookbook, aptly titled "Recipes to Remember."

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

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.

Bullying Prevention: Parents Make the Difference

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.

Studies Show Yoga Prevents Depression During Pregnancy

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.

Counseling Facility in Fairfield Helps Struggling Teens

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.

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism

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.

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

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.

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

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).

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?

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.

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

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.

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

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.

YouTube and Cutting: A Dangerous Combination for Kids & Teens

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.

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

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.

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom

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.

End Your Child's Test Stress

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.

Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude

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.

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

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.

Coping with Your Own Death Anxiety While Raising Kids

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.

What to Know About Stress and Relaxation

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.

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

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.

Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids

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.

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents

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.




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