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Tomorrow is the official beginning of the holiday season—although some stores have been pushing merchandise for weeks, flooding traditional and social media with ads for the latest and greatest toys and gadgets. And the new norm seems to be that stores are open on Thanksgiving, adding yet another day for buying instead of bonding. It’s normal for youngsters to be excited at the prospect of receiving a bounty of new stuff...

With Thanksgiving just one week away, the holiday season is about to launch into full gear. For all parents and caregivers, this joyous time can also be filled with lots of tension and anxiety. Add to that dealing with children or teens with mental health issues, and it all can seem overwhelming. Here are 10 tips on making the holiday season more about giving and celebrating than about consumerism and stress. ...

From Newsday, Letters, Nov. 12 2017 The Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing of 26 innocents, including eight children and a pregnant mom, is a grim reminder and prelude to the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings [“Church massacre,” News, Nov. 6]. At the same time, as President Donald Trump paid his respects to the fallen, ordering flags flown at half-staff, he was quick to label the tragedy as a mental health problem....

“From News 12 Long Island, Nov. 11, 2017” WOODBURY - Facebook's first president Sean Parker said Wednesday that the social media giant was designed to exploit "human vulnerability." "We needed to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever," Parker said at an Axios event in Philadelphia. "It's a social validation feedback loop. It's...

If your child has a fever of 104, you know it’s time to take him or her to the doctor. But how do you know if it’s time to take your child to a therapist? Most children and teens will experience anger, anxiety and sadness at times. It’s part of growing up. They might have a fight with a friend, or be struggling with a subject at school, or question whether...

Anton Media’s Long Island Weekly, Parenthood Plus by Andrew Malekoff In New York it is illegal to use a handheld cellphone while driving. Although drivers have the option to use hands-free devices, studies show that talking or texting on any cellphone while driving is so mentally distracting as to suggest it is a serious safety hazard. Nevertheless, not a day goes by that I do not see drivers talking on both...

from Blank Slate Media [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="450"] From left, Andrew Malekoff, Regina Barros-Rivera, Russell and Marilyn Albanese, Carol and Andrew Marcell, Nancy and Lew Lane. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center)[/caption] North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center was proud to announce that its annual gala, “Under the Stars,” raised more than $430,000 to support the Guidance Center’s work to restore and strengthen the emotional health and...

Taking care of someone with an illness, whether it’s a mental or physical one, can feel overwhelming at times. At North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, we recognize the stress that comes with the role of caregiver, and we run several support groups to help caregivers get the help they need. Sometimes what’s needed most is just a safe place to talk about your feelings with others who can...

Senator Elaine Phillips recently attended the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s 2017 “Under the Stars” Gala. “The North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is an essential resource in our community for children struggling with mental health conditions,” Senator Elaine Phillips said. “I applaud the Center’s committed staff for working tirelessly to help restore and strengthen the emotional well-being of children. Thank you to the Center for inviting me...

Halloween is just days away, and kids of all ages are gearing up for the festivities. Before your children go trick or treating, here are 10 tips on how to make sure they are safe and sound as they celebrate the candy-filled holiday. Children 11 and under should not trick or treat at night without an adult. If they are old enough to go out without a grownup, they...