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How the Opioid Epidemic is Literally Changing Kids’ Brains

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was recently interviewed by Mother Jones, a nonprofit news organization, to discuss the developmental and physiological effects that the opioid epidemic is having on children.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Foster Care

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The U.S. foster care system is complex and can be confusing to understand. Here are five things you need to know, plus ideas for getting involved.

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4 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Teens From Depression and Anxiety

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The economy, national tragedies, technology and social media are impacting young people’s development, creating a rise in teen depression and anxiety.

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Parenting Skill: How to Demonstrate Positive Involvement in Your Child’s Interests

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Showing interest and participating in your child’s hobbies and activities can deepen your bond, build self-esteem and open up communication.

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Kids Won’t Listen? Here’s Why and How to Change It

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Struggling to get your kids to listen is a common frustration felt among parents everywhere, but luckily, there is a solution.

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Parenting Skills: How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Parenting Skills: How to help your child succeed at school

Children who know what it takes to succeed in school are better prepared to succeed in the future when applying for college or pursuing a career.

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Parenting Skills: Tips for Monitoring and Supervising Your Child

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Asking these five key questions can help parents stay informed of their child’s whereabouts, activities, interactions and behaviors.

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Patton Oswalt Writes Essay About Raising his Daughter as a Single Father

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Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt wasn’t prepared to raise his daughter alone, but he keeps pushing himself forward because, for him, being a dad is the only job that matters.

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Protecting and Transforming Childhood

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Research has found childhood adversity to be common and harmful, but it’s preventable. Learn how you can help protect and transform childhood.

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Goal Setting: A Tool to Define Your Parenting Vision and Purpose

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Goal setting can be used to define desired outcomes and assist parents and caregivers in defining his or her parenting vision and purpose.

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