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Dealing with Life’s Surprises: Tips for Navigating the Unexpected

In the words of Maya Angelou, the renowned American author and poet, “I can be changed by what happens... Read More

What should I do if my child hits, kicks, or bites?

Dear Acenda, I thought the terrible twos were behind us, but my son is now 5 years old and... Read More

How Teens Can Cope with Anxiety

4 tips for teens with social & school anxiety For a teen struggling with anxiety, the so-called blissful high... Read More

My teen daughter is pregnant. How can I help her?

Dear Acenda, My 16 year old daughter is pregnant. I know it took a lot for her to tell... Read More

Teen Pregnancy in TV & Movies

5 adolescent shows & films depicting teen pregnancy Teen pregnancy is a tricky topic to talk about. What used... Read More

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

How to promote mental strength in children Every year SAMSHA, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, facilitates... Read More

How to Reverse Negative Self-Talk

Treat yourself with respect, reverse negative self-talk, & transform your life It's been said many times in a variety... Read More

How can I stop my child from having temper tantrums?

Dear Acenda, My son is in the third grade, and his school has adopted a hybrid in-person/virtual schooling approach.... Read More

Recognizing, Treating, and Dealing with ADHD in Daily Life

Do I have ADHD?    Symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of... Read More

Starting a Mental Health Dialogue with Your Parents

4 common concerns about talking to your parents about mental health Asking for help is never easy. Bringing up... Read More

What should I do if my child’s grades are dropping?

Dear Acenda, Heading into 2021, my child's school is continuing a combination of online and in-person schooling amidst the... Read More

What Is Digital Self Harm?

Understanding and Combatting Digital Self-Harm in Teens Adolescence is a confusing time. The brain is still developing and social... Read More