One of the trends that the Youth Services staff has been seeing over the past few years is the increasing number of children who experience high levels of anxiety. Parents need to know that […]
“My son has no friends. He just doesn’t see how he alienates other children.”
This parent plea is often heard by the staff of the Youth Services Department of Elk Grove Township. Fortunately, help is […]
Recall, for a moment, how it felt to be a child or adolescent. Perhaps you recall the warmth of family, the joy of celebrating holidays, or the fun of vacations. School may have felt […]
Parents are increasingly asking about the “new world” of Cyberbullying. The stereotypic bullying (physical attacks, threats, name calling, rumor spreading, exclusion) can be devastating enough. But, with the advent and increasing use among children […]
One common admonition from all of the world’s great religions is a variation of “treat others as you would have them treat you.” Oh, if we could only live up to this prescription. Today, one of the biggest challenges we are seeing with school children is the extent to which they are treating each other poorly, often in mean-spirited, hurtful ways. Add to this the phenomenon of social media on phones and computers, and the avenues for inflicting hurt have exploded exponentially.