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April 19, 2011
Ask an Expert: Motivating a middle-schooler.
It can be discouraging to watch your middle-schooler disengage from school. But all is not lost. Read what this expert has to say about helping your child regain his passion for learning and life.
April 5, 2011
Researcher: Acceptance key to wellbeing of gay youth
Parents who are accepting of a gay child's sexual orientation are critical to keeping that child healthy, new research shows.
March 31, 2011
Helping teens cope with financial uncertainty
When parents lose jobs or struggle financially, things can get tough for teens. Here are some tips to help your teen cope.
March 28, 2011
Helping a shut-down learner learn to thrive
This expert tells you what to do if you've got a kid who just isn't thriving in school. If you don't address your child's needs, she could get stuck in a negative feedback loop and never learn to like school.
March 25, 2011
Study: Classroom environment affects kids' mental health
A recent study finds that children in classrooms lacking supplies or whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health problems than students in classrooms without these issues.
March 22, 2011
Ask an Expert: Tips to get a teen to de-stress.
This parent says her over-achieving son's lip keeps swelling up. The doc can't find a cause. Could it be stress? If so, here are ways to help your teen chill.
March 18, 2011
Researcher explores exercise as cure for teen depression
An ongoing study on the link between exercise and adolescent depression needs Denver recruits. Learn how to sign up your son or daughter. Participants get close monitoring by a recreational therapist.
March 16, 2011
Green Mountain H.S. counselor among nation's top 10
Sandy Austin, counselor at Green Mountain High School, recently travelled to Washington, D.C., where she was recognized as one of the nation's top 10 school counselors. Watch the video about the program.
March 2, 2011
Survey: Colorado youngsters fitter, safer
A survey of Colorado students shows a healthier, less at-risk group of teens than in the past, but there's still reason to worry.
February 28, 2011
Doing more to prevent youth suicide
Colorado has an annual suicide rate that is 40 percent higher that the U.S. average. More people die in Colorado as a result of suicide than are killed in motor vehicle accidents. Find out ways to reverse this disturbing trend.
January 18, 2011
Ask an Expert: Can schools help mentally ill kids?
An expert discusses what schools can do to help students struggling with emotional or mental problems. The Arizona shootings have put a spotlight on what can happen to a small percentage of mentally ill people if they don't get help.
January 12, 2011
Ask an Expert: Helping a child cope with parents' separation.
Our expert gives parents who have undergone - or are going through - separation or divorce tips on how to help their teenage sons and daughters cope with changes that are tough on all families.
January 3, 2011
Animal therapists provide solace, training to youngsters
Animal-assisted therapy began to emerge in the 1990s, and today is a widely-recognized specialty to aid children with special learning needs. Read this story to find out what's happening in Colorado, along with available resources.
December 22, 2010
Week of 12/20/10: Healthy schools highlights
In-school health centers in Chicago; sweet-free zones in St. Paul; EdNews Parent expert publishes her book; new healthy schools Parent Network; more bike lanes near Aurora schools; the latest on breastfeeding and boys' brains; teens and mental health.
October 20, 2010
Ask an Expert: Mental health issues facing teens today.
An interesting problem is sorting out what may be “normal” adolescent behavior from “abnormal." EdNews Parent expert and Denver psychiatrist Steve Sarche helps parents know when professional help might be needed.
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