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How to Talk With Family Members About a Kid's Mental Health

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Many parents rely on others to help care for their kids. Grandparents or other family members often play an important role in taking over for parents during the work week, on weekends, or over holidays.

For parents who have a child with a mental or behavioral health challenge, it’s important for grandparents—and anyone who provides care—to understand: If there’s one thing we know about medical and psychiatric challenges, it’s that consistency is key for a child’s treatment.

This is just as true for a child with asthma, diabetes, or a healing fracture as it is for a child with depression, anxiety, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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