Youths in the LBGT community have been found to struggle more commonly with depression and anxiety in comparison with their straight peers. Dr. Jane McElroy has developed a new Resilience-Based Intervention approach could help to curb the stress and depression with which the young members of the LBGT community battle. Dr. McElroy plans to continue her research to develop intervention strategies that can nurture resilience in LGBT young adults.
Children cannot always verbally express their fears, frustrations, or other emotional difficulties they may be experiencing. Play therapy is a unique and effective way for a child to feel safe while exploring and learning to navigate their feelings and experiences.
Of course we want our children to achieve and excel in school and in all walks of life, but make sure you don’t set the bar too high! Support and parent involvement is important for students to realize their potential, however unrealistic expectations of them will hurt rather than help.
Hearing the words “I’m sorry” doesn’t always take the bite out of a negative experience with a friend, relative, or peer. It does, however, make it easier to forgive their transgressions eventually and opens up room for a mended relationship. It’s no different for our children. To some it may seem trivial to apologise to a child, but it’s important to remember that our kids feel their emotions like anyone, and they learn from the examples we set.
The topic of terrorism is scary for anyone! It can be especially confusing for children. We may not have the answers we seek during these trying times, but here are some methods to let your little one know their concerns are heard and to help them feel safe.
See you in December!