Studies Show Harsh Discipline and Spanking Are All Harm and No Good – Try This, Instead

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Breaking news from Science Daily: The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to act out, defy their parents, engage in aggressive and … [Continue reading...]

How to Deal With Explosive Temper Tantrums

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Josh* was seven-years-old when his mom reached out to me. I will never forget the phone call. Two minutes into her description of her son’s temper … [Continue reading...]

10 Strategies to Help Your Anxious Child in the Moment

10 Strategies to Help Your Anxious Child in the Moment

  Childhood anxiety is tricky business. There are a lot of misconceptions, and often times it either goes unchecked or becomes a blame game. … [Continue reading...]

How to Help Your Quiet Child Connect

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Ask my son about his day at school and you will get a play-by-play of his two recess periods. You'll find out what they played, who said something … [Continue reading...]

10 Things Your Anxious Child Wants You to Know

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I work with a lot of kids with anxiety. Not all of them meet the diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder (some do, some don't), but they do have … [Continue reading...]

Raise Assertive Kids in 8 Easy Steps

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In the past two days, two wonderful small moments occurred. The first happened during a chemistry lesson in my daughter's classroom yesterday morning. … [Continue reading...]

How to Help Your Anxious Kid Avoid Avoidance Behaviors

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Avoid avoidance? I know, sounds like I missed something there, but stay with me. In the past few weeks, my inbox has been overflowing with questions … [Continue reading...]

How to Help Your Negative Thinker

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Some kids are super hard on themselves. For many years, I worked with a little girl who struggled to silence her inner critic. She constantly … [Continue reading...]

10 Things Parents of Anxious Kids Should Know

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As the parent of a mildly anxious child, I know firsthand how hard it can be to parent an anxious child. You want to fix it for them, but you can't. … [Continue reading...]

3 Wishes for 2016

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I've never been big on resolutions. It wasn't a thing we did in our family. We didn't sit around the table on December 31st talking about our plans … [Continue reading...]