Category Archives: Depression

Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’: 5 Talking Points for Parents

*Contains some spoilers* When the trailers for Disney/Pixar’s latest project were first released, I was immediately intrigued. A movie about a child’s emotional experiences, from the perspective of the emotions themselves? Sign me up! Inside Out was released this weekend … Continue reading

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‘Sesame Street’ to air hurricane special

It focuses on Big Bird’s loss — his nest is ruined, and after it’s been repaired, he returns home only to find that the nest still isn’t safe for habitation. Kudos to PBS! ‘Sesame Street’ to air hurricane special | … Continue reading

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Scary Hallways and Chatrooms- Defining Bullying

I remember recently listening to a man who questioned the existence of bullying. According to him, yes young people can be teased, but he attributed “this bullying concept” to administrators who had blown childhood teasing out of proportion.

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Why Are Teens So Moody?

Yesterday I had a profound conversation online with my 14 year old cousin. She’s such a smart girl. She answered the question in the title with one simple phrase. Here’s how the chat went*: Traci: How’ve you been? 14yo: Good, … Continue reading

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