5 Ways to Help Girls Feel Self-Confident


Image credit: Pexels “I don’t get it. She’s smart. She’s kind. She’s athletic. She has a ton of friends… but she doesn’t see it.” A mom of an … [Continue reading...]

How Heavy is Your Backpack? An Exercise in Empathy For School Age Kids


The end of the school year can be tough. As parents, we feel like we're crawling to the finish line. We're so close, but there's still so much to be … [Continue reading...]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...]