Adolescence can be a period of turbulence and transition for both teens and their parents or caregivers. Teens with disabilities—physical, intellectual, or both—also encounter the challenges of adolescence, particularly when it comes to pubertal development, menstruation and sexuality.
When we breath, air is commonly moistened and heated in our nasal passages. Often, during physical exertion, athletes will breathe more through their mouths rather than their noses, so the air they inhale is colder and dryer. For some people, this irritates and narrows the airways, leading to asthma symptoms.
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Your Child Has Talked About Ending Their Life: What's Next?
Sep 10, 2018
Talking to your child about suicide may be the toughest and most uncomfortable conversation you ever have, but it may also be the most important. Listening makes your child more comfortable about sharing thoughts and feelings that are upsetting and deeply personal. Read More
Tips for Helping Your Child Stay Adjusted to the School Year
Aug 28, 2018
With the school year underway, it can be difficult to keep up the momentum to support your child’s adjustment year round. Here are some tips to help your child stay adjusted to school routines and expectations. Read More
Suicide: The Conversation We Should Have With Our Kids
Aug 14, 2018
One of the best things we can do is give our young people the power to talk about mental health issues and topics as challenging as suicide without shutting the door. Even if your child is doing well, this is a powerful opportunity to help your child see it is okay to be emotionally open and could help them talk openly with friends.Read More
Driving With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Transitioning to Greater Independence
Jul 17, 2018
When considering the world of driving, there are a number of tips that can be helpful to make sure that your child with Autism is ready and that you are comfortable with this big step in the transition to adulthood and greater independence: Read More
Nurturing and Developing a Positive Relationship with Your Child
Jul 13, 2018
Developing and engaging in healthy ways can seem even more complex amid juggling work, school, friends, social media and technology. Despite these challenges, it is still possible to build a strong relationship with our children through creative activities. Read More
It is difficult to predict whether an individual with ADHD will experience a significant improvement in symptoms and impairment over time; but, individuals with more severe ADHD symptoms, greater impairments in functioning, family histories of ADHD and additional psychiatric diagnoses (e.g., mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders) appear most at risk for continued difficulties. Read More
How to Have a Successful Summer: Building Deeper Connections with Your Kids
May 24, 2018
Your relationship with your child is the most important predictor of their future self and success. Fancy vacations are not necessary to create joyful moments. Spending quality time playing and learning together will help you nourish that relationship and grow together.Read More