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Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Talk to Teens About it

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an affect on the mental health of adults, children, and teenagers. Socialization with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn. Now that teenagers are returning to school, the affect of COVID-19 on their mental health is even more apparent. […]

Digital Literacy: How can Parents be Prepared

Are you worried about technologies impact on your children’s development

Apprehension about kids and technology is nothing new. Years ago, when it was first introduced, cable television was considered to be a serious risk to the healthy development of children. Today we don’t think twice about it. Closed-mindedness or even fear about new technology holds us […]

Immunity During the Coronavirus and Beyond

Here is How to Boost Your Immunity during the Coronavirus
Increasing your immunity during the Crononavirus seems like a daunting task. It seems like there are a million things we can’t control, one of the things we can influence is our health, resilience, and well-being.

While these tips will not guarantee you won’t get sick, they will […]

Could your child be on the Autism Spectrum?

Do you think your child may be on the Autism spectrum?

Does that sound worrisome to actually hear your child may have Autism? You may have been to a parent teacher conference and the teacher mentions that your child has odd behaviors or a certain type of “Quirkiness” which makes them unique. Having Autism is very […]

Supporting Transgender Youth

Gender identity and expression are key elements to the way a child or teen perceives themselves and the world around them. For transgender children and teens, acceptance and support from family is essential.

Why is Familial Support Important for Transgender Youth?
Research has shown that support from family can reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, […]

Protecting our Children : Learn the Survival Signals

The book Protecting the Gift Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane), is by author Gavin De Becker. It is a follow-up to his prior book The Gift of Fear. In that book, De Becker told adults how to keep themselves safe in today’s world. This newer book is addressed to parents and offers […]

By |December 14th, 2018|Child, Children and Families, Parenting, Violence|0 Comments

Parenting a Child with Intense Emotions

Introduction

Pat Harvey and Jeanine Penzo, both licensed clinical social workers, have a book called Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions. It’s a book that I have been enthusiastically recommending to parents who are confronting this difficulty. The book teaches Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, established by Marsha Linehan for treating adults. These skills help parents […]

By |September 28th, 2018|children, Children and Families, emotions, Parenting|0 Comments

Parenting an Anxious Child: How to confront anxiety

Parenting an Anxious Child can seem like a daunting task. Many parents bring their children to therapy who are struggling with anxiety or mood swings.  This is a great first step! Very often, children with Anxiety or Depression are dealing with a difficult transition, an illness, or are having a school issue.   As a result, […]

By |September 14th, 2018|anxiety, Child, childhood, children, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mindset – a book about why a growth mindset is better than a fixed mindset

The book Mindset The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck, differentiates between two mindsets. It shows us how this matters in our own individual lives as well as in sports, business and relationships. She explains that the view that you maintain profoundly affects the way that you lead your life. People with the fixed […]

The Answer is ‘No’

“The Answer is No”, subtitled “Saying it and sticking to it” by Cynthia Whitman, MSW, was published in 1994 but is still available at online booksellers. Is the book out-of-date? Well, it doesn’t have anything to say about iPhones, but if you have a child from two to twelve years old and need inspiration and […]