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Lack of Sleep Contributes to Mental Health Difficulties

June 13, 2022 | NWI

Teen mental health is a major concern for today’s parents. More than 1 in 3 high-schoolers say they’ve felt persistent sadness or hopelessness, and roughly 1 in 5 reports having seriously considered suicide. Many are searching for answers. But one major culprit identified in in this Washington Post opinion piece could be the significant sleep deprivation of this generation of teens.

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Parenting an Introverted Child

May 13, 2022 | NWI

Experts explain how to identify introversion in children, and offer parenting tips for raising an introverted child.

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New Resources to Teach Children Coping Skills

April 4, 2022 | NWI

The Child Mind Institute has released a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their kids critical mental health and coping skills.

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Parents Billed for Costs of Foster Care

January 21, 2022 | NWI

A recent investigation found that it’s common in every state for parents to get a bill for the cost of foster care. Those bills can bury parents in debt and make it harder to create the stable home they need to get their children back – and to keep them from being taken again.

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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

January 21, 2022 | NWI

Children who are deemed “sensitive” or “picky” might be struggling with a treatable condition.

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Innovative Parenting Videos in English and Spanish

November 14, 2021 | NWI

These short videos – available in English and Spanish – provide concrete guidance for common challenges in parenting 3rd through 5th graders.

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Sibling Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health Years Later

October 17, 2021 | NWI

New research finds that children who consistently bully a sibling at a young age can push their brother or sister towards a greater risk of mental health and overall well-being issues later on in adolescence.

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Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive Families

July 10, 2021 | NWI

This factsheet for families provides information to help families support their child in developing a healthy racial and cultural identity and live a vibrant multicultural life. It discusses the importance of examining thoughts and biases and preparing a child to live in a society where race has a major impact on individual lives.

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Parents Searching for Mental Health Advice Online Can Breach Kids’ Privacy

June 13, 2021 | NWI

Since the onset of the pandemic, parents are more frequently sharing their children’s mental health problems in public online forums. Although parents’ intentions are good, sharing private information online risks damage to the parent-child relationship, which is one of the strongest pillars of childhood mental health.

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Increasing Engagement Of Fathers In Services Through Father-Specific Programming

February 8, 2021 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This webinar, from the Institute on Research and Poverty at University of Wisconsin, Madison, talks about how father-specific programming can enhance outcomes for children and families and highlights examples of such programming.

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