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CNN health

How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist

The keys to staying connected to your kids this pandemic school year

Here’s how to prevent your children from refusing to go to school

How to help struggling college freshman boys who hide failure, according to an expert

What parents can learn from Simone Biles walking away

Your tweens and teens are lonely — and they want your help, this expert says

With the return of in-person reunions, the return of toxic family relationships too

What the overturned Cosby verdict means to survivors of sexual assault

Pride is a parenting opportunity

Creating a stress-free divorce for your kid — or getting as close as you can

Why Osaka’s decision to walk away was the right one

Don’t try to ‘catch up’ this summer

Moms are burned-out: What can we do to ease the burden?

What the new CDC mask guidelines mean for your mental health

The ‘gray divorce’ trend: As the Gates split shows, more older couples are getting divorced. Here’s why

Teen stress has been heightened by a year of pandemic. Here’s how to help them

A psychologist’s advice: How to talk to your kids about social media and drug abuse

These people thrived in pandemic isolation — and aren’t ready to return to ‘normal’ socializing

How today’s kids ‘profile’ potential mass shooters — and why it’s reason for hope

A year into the pandemic, it’s time to take stock of our mental health

Prince Harry opens up: A role model for emotional availability in men and boys

Many teens live online, alone. Here’s how to stay connected in the pandemic

new york times

For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far

raising teens

When Isolation and Anxiety Take Its Toll: Expert Advice on Protecting Your Teen’s Mental Health

Taking Care of Your Child’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

your teen magazine

“Flattening the Second (Hidden) Curve: Our Emotional Well-Being”

Authority Magazine

“To optimize your wellness after retirement, make sure to stimulate yourself mentally”, with Dr. John Duffy and Beau Henderson

chicago tribune
What one psychologist, whose brother died by suicide, wants parents to know about the new law prompted by Naperville boy’s death.

Family Circle
How to Talk to Your Teen About the Dark Web

The Washington Post
Three ways to teach kids to find compassion and empathy behind the screen.

chicago tribune

La Grange psychologist on why ‘when I was your age’ doesn’t ring true, anymore

On Conscious Fatherhood

By Dr. John Duffy
A while back, I worked with a father who described a typical day in his home. His wife, the mother of their three children, does the lion’s share of the parenting. She prepares the meals, helps with the homework and puts the kids to bed each day. If his son or one of his daughters was going through something emotional, a bad grade, a breakup or some other social difficulty, well, Mom handled that as well. read more

new york times

Why Not Let Children Choose Their Own Names?

John Duffy, a psychologist and the author of “The Available Parent,” who lives in Chicago, said he noticed a rise in children with “place holder” names. He has worked with children who have been allowed and encouraged to change their names to ones that they feel represent them better. read more

your teen magazine

Getting Into The Top Colleges: Are Parents Pushing Too Hard?

The first day of high school for a ninth grader is a bit like the Olympics opening ceremony for athletes: a prelude to the biggest race of their lives. The finish line? Senior year. The winners? The chosen handful of students accepted by the nation’s top colleges, our most prestigious universities. Or, maybe not. read more

Huffington Post

11 Truths Only People With High-Functioning Depression Will Understand

When we think of depression, we might imagine a person clutching a box of tissues and completely unable to make i