Croll: Unexpected Benefits of Leaving Facebook

When I recently quit Facebook, reactions from friends were mixed. Several friends jokingly accused me of abandoning them, a few congratulated me, and others admitted they wished they could leave social media, too, but they just didn’t think they could do it. I’m here to tell you that it’s easier than you might think and there are many benefits to doing so.

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Croll: 9 Signs of Healthy Teen Friendships

As we parents watch our children develop friendships at each age and stage, we find ourselves wondering which kids will be “friends for a reason,” which will be “friends for a season,” and which will be the coveted “friends for all times.” Here are a few characteristics to share with your children that define healthy teen friendships. (Psst…these pretty much apply for adults, too).

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Croll: Boy with Cerebral Palsy Has Already Defied Prognoses  

This interview with the mother of a child who has Cerebral Palsy is one in a series that profiles children who have conditions, diagnoses or temperaments that require specialized support from parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, friends, family members and other influential people in their lives. The goal of these profiles is to elicit greater empathy from the community for these “high-needs” children and their families.

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Croll: Anxiety Makes Teen So Sick He Can’t Eat

This is an interview with the mother of a child who has anxiety-induced medical anorexia. It is one in a series that profiles children who have conditions, diagnoses or temperaments that require specialized support from parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, friends, family members and other influential people in their lives. The goal of these profiles is to elicit greater empathy from the community for these high-needs children and their families.

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