AS A PARENT, YOU’VE watched your child grow from infancy to adolescence and now your son or daughter is entering a whole new world. While most kids will get through college just fine, others find themselves on a different, more precarious path.

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I am almost certain that you and your college kid know all about food services, residence life, and health services. I would be willing to bet that you know very little about campus counseling and psychological services. Because the need can come on fast, it is importa...

September 4, 2019

Determining whether your college kid needs help can be really, really hard.  Trouble is indicated by changes and you are paying what likely seems too much to change your kid into a productive, healthy member of society.  Some of the things that may completely stun you—...

December 19, 2016

Recent events may cause your kids to overestimate the probability of danger.  While limiting your kids' (and your own) media exposure is important, it is likely you will not be entirely quarantined.

You are going to have to talk about danger with your kids.  Here’s how:

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September 10, 2016

This will be a meaningful weekend for many of us.  It also has the potential to be difficult.

As we observe World Suicide Prevention Day, and as we remember the loss of so many on September 11, 2001, it's important that we keep ourselves safe and healthy.

These simple th...

October 25, 2014

The following dialogue was recounted to me by a physician on the front lines of the Ebola "crisis":

 

Person:  What if Ebola becomes airborne?

 

Doctor:  While that would be very bad, it has never done that, is not currently airborne and none of the related viruses are air...

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