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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…

Anxious Teen? How Their Attention has Been Hijacked &...

A teen using social media is often an anxious teen. This is not social media bashing, it’s a research-based reality. And it’s not slowing down. Your teen’s attention is being hijacked and the results are not even close to positive. The good news? You can help turn this trend around. How Your Teen’s Attention is Being…

Learn ways to connect with your kids

Why Knowing How to Connect with Your Kids is so Power...

Parenting styles may vary widely over the years — and from culture to culture. The variations are far too numerous to detail but some common threads exist. One of the most important and enduring foundations involves connections. Healthy parenting involves discovering how to connect with your kids and how to maintain a secure and strong…

Learn ways to help your over-achieving teens anxiety

Why Your Over-Achieving Teen May Need Help with Anxie...

Plenty of teens will stress over an exam or worry about a first date. Anxiety is much more than that. It is a diagnosable mental condition that can negatively shape a teen’s life. If an over-achieving teen feels pushed or coerced into achieving at all costs, the anxiety quotient increases. There are many factors involved…

Parenting mistakes happen take a look at tips on how to respond

Parenting with Forethought: What to Do When You Make ...

Parenting mistakes happen. Parenting with forethought simply means planning ahead. It’s an essential part of finding equilibrium when anxiety affects your parenting. It can often feel like you have to be ten steps ahead of whatever your child is thinking or doing at all times. But as with most other areas of parenting (or life…

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…

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…


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