How to Raise a Confident Child

Posted by Julia Cook, Boys Town Press Author and Former School Counselor on Jun 8th 2023

As a mom, I wanted to instill confidence in my three children, but I always feared that if they became overly confident, they would struggle. Confidence is an attribute that will serve a child … read more

4 Tips for Supporting a Child with Depression

Posted by Jennifer Simpson, Boys Town Family Teacher on May 1st 2023

This article was originally shared on affects kids in a variety of ways and can be situational or a constant in their life.There are a few things parents can do to help keep depr … read more

Your Child Disagrees with You… Now What?

Posted by Bryan Smith, Boys Town Press Author and Elementary School Counselor on Jan 20th 2023

If your children are anything like mine, you know that from time to time (and some days it definitely feels like ALL THE TIME), they are going to disagree with you. When that happens, how toleran … read more

Presence or Presents? Five Ways to Be More Present During the Holidays

Posted by Erin Green, MS, Director of Boys Town Press and Co-Author of Teaching Social Skills to Youth, Fourth Edition on Dec 12th 2022

As you reflect on the holiday season, what images, sentiments, or traditions come to mind first? Maybe it’s religious services. Or family meals and tasty sweets. Perhaps it’s traveling near and far … read more

Helping Your Child Deal with Rumors

Posted by Jennifer Licate, Boys Town Press Author and School Counselor on Oct 4th 2022

Your child comes home from school feeling sad, embarrassed, and angry. After probing, you find out your child has been the victim of untrue rumors being spread about him. Why is this happening? How … read more

Value of Face-to-Face Connections

Posted by Boys Town Parenting on Jul 12th 2022

In today's digital world, it's common for scenarios like this to play out: A teenage girl comes into the kitchen obviously upset. When her dad asks what's wrong, she says she is having a fight with a … read more