Author: Jim Korth, Special to

The #BeYou impact on a child's development

The goal of the Time For Kids #BeYou campaign is to empower children and adolescents to have confidence in themselves. Self-expression, or the act of portraying ideas, thoughts and feelings, is a major part of that. And self-expression is crucial to one's development.

Help kids #BeYou in the new school year

Going back to school, or heading there for the first time, can be exciting but also stressful. Kids get to see their friends and meet new teachers, but some might also be feeling social pressures.

Helping children manage anxiety

Parents often feel the "push-pull" of wanting their children to be comfortable and happy, yet ready for life as independent adults. At times you may feel like you want to try to eliminate their anxiety. But frankly, it is part of life and something everyone experiences. That underscores the importance of trying to manage anxiety, rather than trying to get rid of it. 

Coping with your child's ups and downs

As a parent, you've seen your child get sad, down or irritated. It's normal. But it's not always easy to respond to. You might not know what to say or when to say it. But don't give up -- there are things you can do to help your child's mental health and well-being.

Signs your child is struggling to cope after a tragedy

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida brings out many emotions in people of all ages. Children especially may not know how to deal with the sadness, helplessness, anxiety or anger. As a result, they may turn to parents or trusted adults for help and guidance.

Time for Kids: How to meet your child's mental wellness needs

If someone were to ask you what your child's basic needs are, how would you respond? There's no doubt many parents would identify things such as food, shelter and sleep. But mental health can be just as important as physical health, meaning everyone has emotional needs, even though they are usually less obvious.