Mental Health Issues
Mental health issues can affect any family, at any time. Buts stigmas around these issues can prevent parents from reaching out for help, for fear that they or their child will be judged.
Fortunately, there’s hope. People are breaking down barriers and talking more openly about mental illness and mental health issues. And with increased awareness and visibility comes greater access to resources for parents who struggle with these challenges.
These videos offer parental support and information on topics such as depression, self-harm, and how to obtain the help your child needs.
My Children Won’t Stop Fighting. What Should I Do?
Camila Salvisberg, MA, LPC
Edgewood Clinical Services
2948 Artesian Rd, Suite 112
Naperville, IL 60564
630.428.7890 ext. 324
Parents need to remember that occasional fighting and arguing among siblings is normal. There are many ways in which parents can deal with sibling rivalry; here are two simple but important rules that can keep fighting to a minimum:
• Whenever possible, do not intervene in the children’s fights. Give children the chance to try and use conflict resolution skills.
• Do not ask children “Who did it?” When parents do not focus on blaming or punishing they are giving their children an opportunity to take responsibility for their own actions.
Conversations with experts are intended for general information only, and are not meant to provide specific advice, diagnosis, and does not constitute professional care. If this is an emergency, please dial 911 immediately.