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Mind-Body and Fitness

Mind and body fitness: How exercise can improve your mood

By Brooke Showell


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Middle Childhood (9-11 years of age)


Developmental Milestones

Your child’s growing independence from the family and interest in friends might be obvious by now. Healthy friendships are very important to your child’s development, but peer pressure can become strong during this time. Children who feel good about themselves are more able to resist negative peer pressure and make better choices for themselves. This is an important time for children to gain a sense of responsibility along with their growing independence. Also, physical changes of puberty might be showing by now, especially for girls. Another big change children need to prepare for during this time is starting middle or junior high school.

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True healing from PTSD is a challenge to find

Helping Someone with PTSD

Helping Someone with PTSD

Helping a Loved One While Taking Care of Yourself


Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., and Lawrence Robinson. Last updated: July 2018.

When someone you care about suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can leave you feeling overwhelmed. The changes in your loved one can be worrying or even frightening. You may feel angry about what’s happening to your family and relationship, or hurt by your loved one’s distance and moodiness. But it’s important to know is that you’re not helpless. Your support can make all the difference in your partner, friend, or family member’s recovery. With your help, your loved one can overcome PTSD and move on with their life.

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