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August 24, 2016 Kids need a well-rounded diet of play to develop into well-rounded adults. Tell Your Kids: Go Ou! And Play (NAPSA)-The next time you tell your children to stop playing and hit the books, you may want to think again. The Genius of Play, a movement to bring more play into kids' lives, wants you to know that playtime is critical to healthy child development. Through play, kids build physical skills, improve cognitive abilities, learn communication and social skills, process and express emotions, and increase creativity. Parenting expert and author Meredith Sinclair, M.Ed., offers four fun tips to help parents encourage more playtime every day. • Look for opportunities to make chores or activities you already do with your kids more playful. For example, grocery shopping can be a great chance to play "1 Spy," or you can make flash card drawings of items you want your child to help you find. When you're doing the laundry, have your child roll the socks and make it a basketball challenge. • Create a simple "Pops of Playfulness" jar for those moments when there's "nothing to do." Fill a mason jar with slips of paper that say such things as "tell us your best joke," "pillow fight!" or "five-minute puppet show." Whenever you need a spontaneous spark of playfulness, simply pull one from the jar and jump in. • Make a time for a playdate. Whether it's playing with friends or:i[i~ami!ij, pl~iydates are ~ari im~ant~ part, of childhood-a tinge when your children can learn to resolve problems and hone their social skills. • Check out nearby parks and playgrounds. They can be great places for your kids to make new friends and learn about other cultures. Don't worry about language barriers. The language of play is universal. Research shows that play is essential for kids to reach developmental milestones and learn. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children spend 60 minutes daily engaged in open-ended, unstructured play. Here are three amazing facts about play: 1. Play enhances the progress of early development from 33 percent to 67 percent by improving language and reducing social and emotional problems. 2. Children with access to a variety of toys were found to reach higher levels of intellectual achievement, regardless of the children's sex, race or social class. 3. Research points to a direct correlation between play and stress reduction. It's Child's Play: Great Ideas and Resources for Parents Parents and other caretakers can get expert advice, play tips and ideas based on theirchildren's ages and developmental stages from www.thegeniusofplay.org. Created with the mission to help raise happier, healthier and more successful generations through the power of play, the Genius of Play website and social media channels show how to help kids build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and other skills that will serve them throughout their lives. (NAPSA)-Most teenagers are sad or moody at times. But depression is something different. A person with depression feels sad or down most of the time for a period of at least two weeks, and loses interest in activities he or she once enjoyed. Depression is a serious condition that can impact a teen's performance at school or work, as well as his or her interactions with family and friends. Studies show that one out of every eight teenagers has depression. When depression is severe-known as major depressive disorder, or MDD-it can cause great harm, including an increased risk of suicide. The good news is that there are tools to help identify depression in teens, and there are effective treatments to help teenagers with depression get better. How Do I Know If My Teenager When Is A Moody Teenager A Cause For Concern? Is Depressed? Parents can't always tell the difference between normal mood changes in their teen and depression. Some teens may appear disruptive, irritable, angry, agitated or withdrawn rather than sad when they are depressed. Other signs of depression in teens include complaints of pain or fatigue, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, overwhelming feelings of guilt, irresponsible or reckless behavior, eating very little or too much resulting in rapid weight loss or weight gain, changes in sleep patterns, preoccupation with death or dying, a sudden drop in grades, and withdrawing from friends. However, your teen may have depression even if you have not noticed any signs of a problem. Therefore, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that primary care clinicians screen all adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 for major depressive disorder, regardless of whether the teen or the parents raised this as a concern. What Should I Do If I Think My Teenager Is Depressed? Someone with depression can't simply "snap out of it." If you have any concerns about your teen's mood, behavior or functioning, you should contact his or her primary care clinician. A clinician can screen for depression and, if needed, help you and your teen figure out the best plan for treatment. What Are The Treatment Options For Teenagers With Depression? Depression in teenagers can of ways, including with counseling or therapy, medications, support programs, or a combination of these approaches. The best treatment for a teen depends on how severe his or her depression is as well as other considerations, such as other health conditions, preferences for treatment, and other issues going on in the teen's life. Determining which treatment option is best for your teen should be a shared decision between the clinician, the teen, and you as the parent. During this conversation, make sure all your questions and concerns are addressed. Use this time to become fully informed about available treatments so that you can decide together with your teen what options are best. Some primary care practices be effectively treated in a number can treat teens with depression, li The Julian News 7:: I, while others will refer teens to mental health providers in the community and then follow up to ensure they get the care they need. Your primary care clinician along with you as the parent should continue to monitor your teenager on an ongoing basis to ensure that the chosen treatment is helping. 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