Mental Health

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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

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Will This Ever Get Easier?

In full disclosure, I felt like a fraud when I started typing this blog post. And maybe I am.  As the title suggests, I’m supposed to be giving some insightful words of wisdom about if and how you can survive whatever season… Read More

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Help, My Kid Is Really Mad at Me

With more family time than ever before, the likelihood of family conflict is high. And lovingly responding to your child who is mad at you—is hard. Being on the receiving end of your child’s seething anger can be exhausting.  Conflict between parents… Read More

Current Events | Mental Health

5 Ways to Support Your Kids During Scary Times

Let’s face it, we were really hoping 2021 would be phenomenal. And it still may be. But the images of the violence that took place in our nation’s capital were deeply disturbing and once again, placed us parents in the undesirable position… Read More