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Are You Doomscrolling Again?

Doomscrolling (or doomsurfing) is a relatively new term used to describe the tendency to continuously scroll or surf through bad news – especially when that news is sad or depressing – without the ability to stop or step away. This year there’s been no shortage...

Depression: 5 Myths and Misconceptions

According to the National Mental Health Association, 43 percent of Americans think depression is a weakness or character deficit. Unfortunately, this is just one of many misconceptions associated with the illness. These misconceptions, or myths, are the reason...

Let’s Talk Politics

7 Tips for discussing politics with older kids and teens In last month’s post, I wrote about the importance of talking with younger children about politics – minus the anger that characterizes so much of the political conversation today. While younger children...

Pint-Sized Politics

How to raise politically savvy kids – without the anger and vitriol When it comes to unsettling times, 2020 appears to be in the running for first prize. From COVID-19 to worldwide protests, there’s been no shortage of anxiety-inducing events to keep everyone...

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