Alcoholism is on the rise with a 17% increase since 2005. While many may think of heavy drinking as an issue that affects the young, the percentage includes a large number of senior citizens. Alcoholism among the elderly often goes unchecked and can increase risk of death or injury among the aged population. Life Changes Bring Stressors For many seniors, life as they knew it is changing. They may find themselves downsizing from the home they have lived in for years.
Bullying is anything that is considered aggressive behavior that occurs over time and repeatedly. Bullying can be done by making threats, causing injury both verbally or physically, spreading vicious rumors, or intentionally excluding your child from activities or from a group. Your child may be experiencing one of these things at school, and you may not see the signs that she is being bullied. See below for signs to look for in your child and what you can do to help.