If a teen is depressed, everyday activities and goals can seem overwhelming and unreachable. In trying to encourage our kids to do more, we may be causing more harm than good. This leads us to our next commonly held misbelief:
…resuming normal routines helps depressed kids get better faster…
Parents (and I was terribly guilty of this for a very long time) often assume that their teen is out of sorts because he stopped participating in… Continue
Okay, so here is my official FIRST blog. Im sitting here wondering what to even blog about. Those that know me in my life would never imagine that I am at a loss for words. Lol..I teach for a living so I should be use to just talking talking talking.
Well, since its my first blog, Im going to talk about ME. Im Crystal, 31 years old and mommy of two. My son is 13 and going to Junior HIgh. Having a teenager has been harder than I thought. I literally watched him change the moment he turned… Continue
In 2004 the US FDA and several other countries required that antidepressants carry a ‘ black label’ warning of their association with an increased risk of suicidal thinking, feeling and behavior in children and adolescents.
This single action incited a steep drop in antidepressant prescriptions for young people — followed almost immediately… Continue
After ten years of working at home, you'd think I would no longer consider myself a newbie. But here I am again, joining another site where I can interact with others (all moms, yeah!) and feeling ever so much like a newbie all over again. I've got so many profiles that it's hard to keep up and update each one with blog postings and creative content on top of keeping my own blog updated, my work caught up, the house taken care of, clean laundry in the drawers, and, well, you get the picture. I… Continue
Added by Lisa on July 18, 2008 at 5:57pm —
Growing up I remember watching a tv program called "Eight Is Enough" A widowed man who was raising eight children by himself. Although I am not a widower, or a man, we have officially entered into the 8 is enough category. Yes, I am with child. I am about 5 weeks pregnant now, don't really have a due date yet, because there was a question as to how far along I was.
Who in their right minds would have eight children? Well, obviously I'm not in my right mind. This child wasn't planned,… Continue
My previous sex life is now on display right here in the San Francisco Chronicle. They did a review of Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. The reviewer notes some of the words assigned to the different writers, but only my essay is really quoted. Now, I was fully aware this was going to be read, but I assumed by those who had purchased the book. It would not be read by say, my mother or my former Stanford professors, or random Chronicle readers who just got finished reading a review on… Continue
I posted an interview with a bunch of young musicians today at She Lives. If you have a sec and can drop by, please leave them a little applause in comments. Sometimes it just takes a little encouragement to keep a youngster going.
Added by Carol on July 18, 2008 at 10:28am —
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Added by Chrishawn on July 17, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I often have BLOGGERS BLOCK and can't seem to think of something to write about.
I sometimes think "GET IT GOING GIRL...I should walk around with a notebook". Sometimes I have these great ideas for my business and my blog and say "Tonight I will get to it, you'll do it when the kids go to sleep".
Well, by the time they are in bed, it's a little too late. I get caught up answering my email, straightening up, over hearing bits of a fun reality… Continue
Added by Yvette on July 17, 2008 at 12:59pm —
"In most marriages there is a 50% chance of divorce. In marriages where there is a child with a life-threatening disease the rate goes up to 80%.”
Peter and I were sitting at our very first cancer group meeting of any kind at an American Cancer Society R.O.C.K. weekend in Orlando. At Disney World. Oh yes, we were sitting in the happiest place on earth being told there was an 80% chance that by the time we got our child to the 5-year survival mark, our marriage would be on the… Continue
****Due to my lack of not checking the Discussion Board prior to posting a blog I posted something that is practically a duplicate of what was started by Kristen Andrews "Hello My Name Is Kristen And I'm A Blogoholic". What are the chances?!? Kristen isn't upset with me, thank goodness.
I guess we truly do come together at MBC, don't we! *****
Hello, my name is Ann. And I'm a B.A. (No,… Continue