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How to Help Your Child Cope With BIG Feelings

When your child begins to have a meltdown, parents are often lost in how to effectively handle the situation. Parents can learn to help their child cope with big and overwhelming feelings. I reached out to our child and play therapist, Shannon Guinther to get her advice on how parents can teach their child to…

Autism and Insomnia

Autism & Insomnia, How Parents Can Help Their Ki...

When people think of children with autism, their minds immediately go to behavioral symptoms- but that’s not all that autism is. Children with autism have many fights to go through in life, but parents can help make it easier for them. One of the biggest struggles that most people don’t know about is the change…

Tips to help your child face their fears

The Power of Parents: How Can You Help Your Child Fac...

It’s not uncommon for children to be scared about things from time to time. The world is a new, big, and often exciting place. And the unknown can be scary for anyone. Kids often look to their parents for comfort and security. While it’s important to assure them of their safety and reduce anxiety, you…

try these tips to help your child cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Parenting Tips for Helping Children Cope During COVID...

We are all adapting to the changes in our daily lives because of this virus. Most parents are working from home adjusting to video or telephone conferences. Children are home all day adjusting to online learning and younger children are no longer in daycare/preschool. They don’t understand why they can’t play with their friends or…

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Your Emotional Child: How to Help When Their Feelings...

The legendary Mister Rogers once wrote a song called, “What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel?” The song taught children how to identify and manage their anger — and it pertained to all emotions. Helping your emotional child cope with challenging feelings is one of the greatest gifts — and lessons —…

transgender child running down the street

Transgender Child? How to Cope and Become a Better Al...

If your child comes out as transgender, the most important thing you can do is love them—unconditionally. That might seem like a bold statement to start with, but if nothing else, showing them your love and acceptance can make a huge difference in their lives. With that said, even if you are genuinely accepting, a child…

Teens: How to Free Yourself When Social Media Has You...

In today’s world, it can feel like every single day brings a new advancement in technology. As things become increasingly digital, it becomes more and more acceptable to spend time in our alternate realities. One of the most popular virtual temptations is also one of the most dangerous: social media. Social media is a wonderful way…

Parenting with Insight: How You Can Help Your Child D...

Despite change being a part of life, dealing with it can be challenging. Children especially have a difficult time coping with change because it can shake their sense of security. As a parent, it’s your privilege to help your child deal with change and manage associated stress and anxiety in a positive way. Yet, this…

Teens and Social Anxiety: What to Do When Fear Paraly...

Anxiety and your teen may be well acquainted. Social anxiety, in particular, among teens, is becoming more and more prevalent. Mostly, it’s that the condition is more easily recognizable and acknowledged as a disorder rather than a simple choice. For this reason, parents have more options when it comes to treating it. As a parent,…

Increase Your Family Connection: 12 Doable New Year...

Why do we love New Year’s resolutions? There’s something about the possibility of change and intentionality of it all. However, we all know that lofty resolutions don’t stick, especially the things we think we should do, but don’t really want to do. But what about resolutions that are tied to our values, the things in our…

children naming their emotions

How Naming Emotions Helps Children Tame Them

The inimitable Fred Rogers often stated: “Anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” This simple sentiment on the importance of naming emotions has become an important aspect of helping children develop healthfully, productively and creatively. In fact, renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel calls it “mindsight.” What Our Children Need According to Siegel, some basic childhood needs…

Learn why getting outside is beneficial for children

Getting Outside is Good for Your Kids: Here’s W...

Just because something is a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not also true. Every day, we are bombarded with more evidence that our tech has taken over our lives. Getting outside is no longer a given. As we read such updates (on our phones, of course), how often do we ponder the role modern technology plays…

If your child is negatively impacted by striving for perfection try this tips to help.

Striving for Perfection? Help Your Child Develop a He...

Each generation is capable of heaping too many expectations upon the youth. However, it’s probably safe to say that the current way young people find themselves striving for perfection is exhausting. Across a broad spectrum of avenues and platforms, perfectionism is being, well…perfected? And the outcomes are widespread and far from positive. Perfection is a…


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