Mental Health

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How to Have a Mental Health Check-In With Your Teen and Preteen

Is your teen or tween behaving more differently than usual? I know, this probably seems like a trick question. The emphasis is on the word more. For example, has your usually uber-responsible fourteen-year-old neglected to take the dog out again, forgot two… Read More

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Why Time Away Might Not Fix Your Stress

Let me guess. You feel like you really need to de-stress. Of course you do...you’re a parent.  Pretty much every parent I talk to is tired. Well, more than just tired. Stressed. Deeply stressed. And kind of exhausted. There's a fatigue that… Read More

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5 Things Your Kids May Be Worried About This School Year

In the next few weeks, most kids and teenagers will have returned to school. The beginning of any school year often generates feelings of nervousness, excitement, and the anticipation of what’s to come – for our kids and for us.  Let’s face… Read More

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How to Calm Your Anxious Child

The kids and teens I counsel worry a lot. They worry about their family, friends, appearance, homework, their future, what people think of them, and unexpected changes. If you are the parent of an anxious child, you are not alone. Anxiety is… Read More

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8 Ways to Salvage a Bad Parenting Day

We all have them—bad parenting days. Days when tempers are high and patience is short. Days when our kids seem to know exactly which of our buttons to press, at exactly the right pressure required to trigger us into snapping mouths and… Read More

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7 Signs Your Child May Be Lonely

Parents hate to think their child might be lonely. Few things are worse to a kid than feeling left out of a playgroup, or like they don’t have anyone to hang out with at lunch, or as if they’re invisible to their… Read More

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With Loneliness

With the past year of school closures, quarantines, and canceled family gatherings, many of us have experienced waves of isolation due to limited time spent in person with family and friends. Parents hate to think that their child might be lonely. And… Read More

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Calm in the Chaos: How to Create a Peaceful Home

One of my all-time favorite movies is What About Bob? In it, Bill Murray plays a man, Bob, who is scared of everything. At the beginning of the movie, the psychiatrist suggests that Bob take a vacation from his problems. He meant… Read More

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How to Have a Healthy Disagreement with Your Child

As your children grow out of infancy and further into childhood, disagreements will become a normal part of life. When you’re a parent, of course, this can grow quite exhausting! You may find that the older they get, the more things there… Read More