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3 Ways to Help When Kids Feel Lonely

When kids feel lonely, you can help them feel better by building social connection. Here's how.

9 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can come easier to some kids than others. If your child's self-esteem needs a boost, try these suggestions.

Answering Questions About Sex

Many parents feel awkward answering kids’ questions about sex. But by giving honest responses, you can help your child have healthy feelings about it.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal part of growing up, and all kids experience it. But when it becomes extreme, it can interfere with a child's overall happiness.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in Kids and Teens

For teens, concerns about appearances often take center stage. But if these concerns are severe and keep them from doing and thinking about other things, it may be a sign of a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.

Childhood Depression: What Parents Need to Know

When a sad or bad mood lasts for weeks or longer and there are other changes in a child’s behavior, it might be depression. Learn the signs of depression and what parents can do to help their child.

Childhood Fears and Worries

It's normal for children to feel afraid at times. Parents can help kids feel safe and learn to feel at ease.

Childhood Stress: How Parents Can Help

Stress is a normal response to changes and challenges. And life is full of those, even during childhood. Here are tips for parents on helping kids cope with normal stress and how to tell when stress is serious.

Competitive Sports: Helping Kids Play it Cool

Sometimes the pressure to succeed on the field or in the court can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to help your child keeps things in perspective.

Cutting and Self-Harm

Some teens and even pre-teens hurt themselves on purpose. Find out why some cut or do other types of self-injury and how to help.