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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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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…

Parenting Tips- 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Children Behave Better

Parenting Tips: 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Childre...

Being a parent can be one of the best experiences of your life. It can also be an extremely challenging experience. You want your children to behave, but sometimes that takes extra work on your part. Here are 10 ways you can help your children behave better. Make Sure They Get Enough Sleep You know …Read the rest…

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ADHD and Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve ...

Your child has ADHD. I’m sure you understand that treatment is important. Perhaps you’re already handling symptoms with prescription medication, dietary supplements, or child therapy. Yet, you wonder if you can personally do more for your child to help them manage their moods and attention. Something low-cost that you can implement easily and regularly at …Read the rest…

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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more …Read the rest…

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Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Cope with...

Unable to move, she stood as if frozen. Her heart pounded in her chest, clenching her whole body – her will – in an unrelenting grip. Her head began to spin. The dizzy feeling slowly but steadily increased as her surroundings seemed to close in on her. What she perceived with her senses was surreal, …Read the rest…

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A Bedtime Routine Helps Children Sleep Better. 5 Tips...

Your child’s sleep habits are either a nightmare or no big deal, there’s rarely any in-between. If your child isn’t sleeping well on a regular basis, it will significantly disrupt both their lives and yours. Numerous studies show that good sleeping habits benefit children in many ways, from lower levels of obesity to improved behavior and school …Read the rest…

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7 Signs Your Child’s Behavior Problems Are More tha...

Children don’t come with an instruction manual. Every parent has had at least one occasion when they’ve felt overwhelmed and confused. We don’t always know how to handle every situation. We can often ask a wise friend or trusted elder for advice. But there are circumstances that require more than just advice or deciding how …Read the rest…

Therapy for My Child: What are Art and Play Therapy?

Perhaps you have been to children’s museums – in cities like Washington DC, Indianapolis, or Houston – and marveled at the astounding amount of available activities. A seemingly unending variety of play activities and creative toys for children of all ages. Play is fun, enjoyable, and raises our spirit, of course. But it does much …Read the rest…

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Are Your Child’s Eating Issues Eating at You?

Guest Blog By Andrea Wachter, LMFT Is Your Child Eating More Than Their Body Needs? There are many complex reasons why your child might be eating more food than their body needs. Stuffing down difficult emotions is a top contender. Believing unkind thoughts can also cause overeating, in an attempt to quiet the busy mind. Some …Read the rest…

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Helping Kids Break the “I Feel Fat” Spell

Guest Blog Post By Andrea Wachter, LMFT I began hating my body when I was 12. I then proceeded to spend a couple of decades lost in food and weight obsession. I eventually got help and unraveled the roots of my chaotic relationship with food, feelings and my body. It seemed only natural that I would …Read the rest…

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Fat Chat is No Light Matter

Guest Blog Post By Andrea Wachter, LMFT Fat Chat & Your Child’s Body Image As an eating disorders therapist and woman who spent the majority of my life in the grip of a weight and food obsession, I walk around with my antennae tuned in to whatever might help me understand how we got ourselves into …Read the rest…


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