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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions By Parents In a short period of time our world has rapidly changed as a result of COVID-19. It’s normal to feel worried, uncertain, and overwhelmed. It is important for us as parents to be our child’s sounding board, but do we know what that even looks like? Over the next […]

5 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

5 Signs Of Childhood Emotional Neglect For many, childhood is a time of wonder and adventure; a time when all needs are met and comfort is merely a whimper away.  And yet for others, childhood never feels quite safe or secure. For these people, emotional neglect was something that colored their early years and affects […]

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

How To Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. […]

Helping Kids Cope with Loss

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Helping Kids Cope With Loss Parents do their best to shield their children from the harsh realities of the world. But as much of an effort as they put in, parents can’t always protect their children from experiencing the pain of loss. Whether it’s the loss of a beloved pet, a childhood friend, or the […]

Ready, Set, Play Therapy!

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Ready, Set, Play Therapy! Childhood can be a time of great wonder and joy. But for some, childhood is fraught with ugly family or school situations that overwhelm and depress developing psyches. Adults who are having trouble in their lives can often get help by speaking with a trained therapist. But young children can find […]

How to Help Your Child Deal with Their Anger

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Their Anger Many parents believe in the same myth: if they do everything right, their children will be happy. But that’s not how childhood works. No matter how much you love your child or how much you give to them in the way of attention and material items, […]

Finding the Sweet Spot: Is Your Child Over-Scheduled?

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Finding The Sweet Spot: Is Your Child Over-Scheduled? Families are busy these days. Between a parent’s busy home and work life, and kids in school with after-school activities, it can be hard to figure out a balance. Certainly activities outside of school will enrich your child’s life, but at what point is it adding value, […]

Why You Should Care What TV Your Kids Watch

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Why You Should Care What TV Your Kids Watch Back when many of us were growing up, our parents would yell at us to shut the TV off and go outside and play. Parents of generations past knew that fresh air and sunshine were ultimately healthier than watching the “boob tube.” And back then the […]

Child Abuse: Recognizing the Signs

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Child Abuse: Recognizing The Signs Every year, an estimated 700,000 children are abused in the United States; and every day, five children die because of child abuse. While these statistics are alarming, you may be even more surprised to learn that when children report abuse to an adult in their life, only 58% of those […]

How Meditation Can Help Your Child’s ADHD

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How Meditation Can Help Your Child’s ADHD Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common developmental disorders experienced in children. Unfortunately, there currently are limited options when it comes to safe and effective drug treatment. And even with suitable pharmacological interventions, many parents don’t like the idea of putting their young child on medications that […]