With kids heading back to school we wanted to tackle a very important issue. This week we are featuring a guest blogger, Kevin Stromberg, LCPC. Kevin Stromberg, LCPC, is a clinical therapist at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health. Stromberg collaborates with those he works with to create a safe and therapeutic environment.
The world we live in today is much different than it used to be. Our social lives have moved online in a lot of ways. So has bullying.
Cyberbullying is a threat to our children’s mental and physical health. About 34 percent of teens admit to being victims of cyberbullying.
Cyberbullies use the internet, cell phones, video game systems, or other technology to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. They do this by threatening, excluding, spreading rumors or tricking their victims.
You can help your teen take steps to prevent cyberbullying before it starts. Also, be on the lookout for ...
School is just getting back into session in the Chicago suburbs and routines are changing. It usually takes families weeks to nail down the new schedules. Here are a few easy steps to start to implement so everyone is off to a healthy school year!
While there has been a debate recently about the merits of eating breakfast for weight loss, it is agreed that kids should not skip breakfast. Breakfast is a perfect opportunity to help your kids get a healthy dose of nutrients such as fiber, calcium, and protein. Limiting sugar intake in the morning will help keep their brains firing at full force during their early classes. Great quick and healthy options include: Make ahead breakfast sandwiches or burritos, overnight oatmeal, protein shakes, low-fat Greek yogurt and fruit, or scrambled eggs and a slice whole wheat toast.
The easiest place to start is to limit sugary beverages such as soda. Sugary drinks are simply empty...
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