In the past few decades, and particularly in the last few years, there has been more open conversation about young people and adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. As children in our families, schools, and communities come out into the open, parents, uncles and aunts, and neighbors and friends consider how they can be supportive. Here are some guidelines that may be of use to adults who are considering how they might support their own children, or children in their families and communities.
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This blog is written by the clinicians at Jonah Green and Associates, a mental health practice based in Kensington, MD that provides quality services for children, teens, families, and adults. It is intended as a resource for families who are seeking to expand their knowledge about mental health and mental health services, and also as a resource for families who are seeking quality mental health services, especially in the mid-Atlantic region. Please feel free to post questions and comments on any of the entries as well as on any topics or articles from our companion web site www.childandfamilymentalhealth.com.
If you are raising a young child you’ve likely found yourself repeating the same direction ten times before your child finally complies. This can be frustrating to parents, but the following four strategies can help children become more cooperative.
Reducing family stress around life changes, big and small.
Many families have just experienced an important annual transition: going back to school. We often think about how children have difficulty with changes around these times. But transitions are difficult for parents too, as well as for families as a whole. It is often hard work for everyone to move from the lazy days of summer vacation to the frenetic activity that autumn brings.