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Journal EntryRecognizing signs of distress in children
Parents play a crucial role in helping children cope with deployment. Learning to recognize signs of distress can help prevent depression in children.
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Journal EntryReconnecting with your teenager
Teenagers can sometimes have difficulty with a deployed parent's return.
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Journal EntryReady, set, play!
Childhood obesity is a fast-growing issue in the United States. Preventing it can be a fun family affair!
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Journal EntryRelaxation drinks: Problematic for teens?
Are relaxation drinks safe for children and adolescents? Recent reports highlight possible problems.
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Journal EntryEating as a family in childhood leads to positive health behaviors in adolescence
A study published in the Journal of Health Psychology found that the more often a family eats together in childhood, the more likely an adolescent is to exhibit effective coping skills, good communication skills AND the less likely they are to smoke and feel high levels of stress in late adolescence.
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Journal EntryHelping military families reunite
Transitions can be tough. Learn more here.
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