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Take a look at this tips to help your shy child.

How to Help Your Shy Child: 5 Things Not to Forget

Children don’t have to be socially anxious to be considered shy. There are endless factors that can contribute to a child’s interaction comfort zone. We don’t have to force them to “change,” per se, but habitual shyness can dramatically lessen a kid’s emotional and social growth. Striking a balance when addressing a shy child’s need …Read the rest…

Use these tips to help your teen with an eating disorder

Your Teen Has An Eating Disorder: Take These Steps to...

A teen may try to keep a wide array of secrets from her/his parents. There are secrets they may want to keep from everyone. An eating disorder is often one such secret. Parents must learn the warning signs and develop ways to communicate about them. You didn’t choose the path on which your teen has …Read the rest…

Follow these 7 tips help your child with anxiety

Parenting a Child with Anxiety: 7 Things You Should A...

Parenting a child who struggles with anxiety can feel overwhelming at times. It’s important to understand that your child is no different from any other, and their anxiety isn’t a reflection of poor parenting. Sometimes, though, you can feel helpless when witnessing their worries and anxious feelings. Thankfully, there are things you can do to …Read the rest…

Read more about these steps toward anxiety management for teens

Epidemic Teen Anxiety: Four Steps Toward Anxiety Mana...

Today’s youth face some common challenges as they become teenagers. This transition usually involves some rebellion, some experimentation, and a good dose of peer pressure. There’s another universal thread too — something underlying nearly every aspect of teen life now. Add in the newly ubiquitous factors of smartphones and social media and we have an …Read the rest…

Discover ways EMDR can help overcome teenage trauma

Teenage Trauma: How EMDR Helps Young People Overcome ...

Adults are not the only ones who experience traumatic events. Lamentably, many teens do as well. Can treatments used for adults also help young people to overcome teenage trauma? Consider one of them: EMDR. What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy with a technique …Read the rest…

Use these tips to cultivate your child's mental health

8 Parenting Tips for Nourishing Your Child’s Mental...

Guest contribution by Rachael Pace Parenting tips abound online about how to raise a happy child, how to be a better parent, and how to nourish a child’s mental health. And it’s no surprise, as the World Health Organization reports that issues of mental health now affect one in four people – including children. As …Read the rest…

Read these 6 tips to help with teenage rebellion.

Pushback: 6 Reasons for Teenage Rebellion & What...

Teenage rebellion is more than pent-up angst or a simple desire to push back against authority for no particular reason. Teens rebel for very specific reasons. As a parent, you are probably either bracing yourself for the teenage years or are already in the middle of them. This can be a stressful time. However, knowing the …Read the rest…

Here are some ways to help understand your teen.

Want to Understand Your Teen? Caution! Their Brain is...

Do you understand your teen? Do you get who they are… or who they want to be? Or have you chalked up their moods and tendency to take risks as a phase of random choices and hormonal drama you must endure until maturity takes hold? Daniel J. Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA …Read the rest…

How to temper the effect of teen's online life

Teens and Screens: How to Temper the Effects of Their...

Teens and technology seem to be an inseparable couple. In fact, it seems nearly impossible to find a teen anywhere willing to digitally disconnect for very long. Yet, while it can be alarming to see how pervasive the internet and social media have become, the key is to look at your son or daughter’s life in …Read the rest…

Learn to help with your children's mental health

A Beginners Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Children are curious by nature and as parents, it’s our job to help them comprehend their environment. However, it’s not always an easy task. Some topics are easier than others to discuss. Conversations surrounding children’s mental health are transforming from taboo to acceptable, but with stigma and judgment attached to it, it can be difficult …Read the rest…

More Downtime: Family on a beach

More Downtime: How You Can Ease Your Family into Toge...

Family life can sometimes feel like you’re operating a daycare center or serving as a monitor in high school detention, especially in a city as busy as Houston. There are so many responsibilities and personalities to factor in. All of them can seem to be in conflict. As a result, family disconnection is increasingly more …Read the rest…

Asses and alleviate stress in children

Stress in Children: How You Can Assess and Alleviate ...

Adults tend to think of childhood as carefree. But even very young children worry especially in big cities like Houston. Unlike adults, children don’t have the experience to evaluate the causes of their worries or the words to talk about them. Yes, stress in children is real. Stress in Children Is Real Some kid stress …Read the rest…

How to Reassure Your Nervous Child in a Haywire World

The Nervous Child We must often calm our children’s fears, especially in a world that seems to have gone haywire. But if you are the parent of a nervous child, you may find that reassurances like “there’s nothing to worry about” don’t help. What do you do when your reassurance does not reach your nervous …Read the rest…


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