Most parents would move mountains to ease their child’s pain. Parents of kids with anxiety would move planets and stars as well. It hurts to watch your child worry over situations that, frankly, don’t seem that scary. Here’s the thing: To your child’s mind, these situations are genuinely threatening. Even perceived threats can create a […]

Children Support and Health

Parenting and Self-care

Many parents today are overwhelmed with the stresses of family life. In fact, a lot of parents feel like they’re just treading water trying to keep up with the daily tasks associated with caring for children. Being a parent is not easy. It can feel as though we’re constantly focused on our children: feeding, clothing, […]

Parenting children with mood disorders

Teach Your Angry Kid To Calm Down

Like most humans, kids get angry, except for when young children get angry, they don’t always know the right way to let off steam. Thus, leaving you with a heated child who’s having a wicked temper tantrum. How do you get your kid to express his or her anger in a positive way? Try teaching […]

How To Talk With Kids About Violence In Our World

The recent number of terrorist attacks can cause fear and anxiety for children, particularly younger ones. Sooner or later, most parents will need to have a conversation with their child about these devastating events and answer their questions about terrorism. I recommend that you frame it in such a way that you’re not producing unnecessary […]

How To Get Your Kids To Listen!

One of the most common questions I hear from parents is: How can I get my kid to listen to me? Kids have a lot on their minds, from the math test to the football tryouts to the newest video game. Parents can be dismally low on their list. Not to mention that when the […]

Child Therapy

Time Out!

When your child acts up, the best way to nip the behavior in the bud is often to remove him/her from the activity at hand and offer a chance to calm down. This technique, known as a time-out, is an effective, nonviolent way to shape behavior. Here are the keys to a successful time-out: A […]

How to Teach Your Child Problem Solving Skills!

Whether your child can’t find homework or he/she forgot lunch, good problem-solving skills are the key to help them manage life.  You can begin teaching basic problem-solving skills during preschool and help your child sharpen skills into high school and beyond. Kids face a variety of problems every day, ranging from academic difficulties to problems […]

Gifted Kid?

While raising a gifted and talented child can be rewarding, it can also cause anxiety and self-doubt, even for an experienced parent. How can you ensure that your bright, advanced student is receiving enough challenge to make the most of his or her gifts? Try the following: Accelerate Once a gifted child grasps a concept, […]

Stop Your Kids From Fighting! Part 2

Parents need to intervene when there is a power imbalance. When one child doesn’t stop and the other surrenders; when they  can help resolve an issue; and when they want some peace. If you do decide to step in, keep the following tips in mind: Stay Calm.One of the most important things parents can do […]

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child

Your child lives in a very complicated social world. This has always been true for children. All parents can remember their own tears or rage at the cruelty of another child. All parents can remember wanting desperately to be accepted and approved of by other kids. Most of us can remember, at some point in […]

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