08
Sep

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Parenting Strategies for Minimizing Childhood Anxiety

Of course you mean well, but could your parenting style actually be exacerbating your child’s anxiety level? We all want to help our children feel less anxious in the face of the ever-increasing onslaught of stress-inducing factors affecting our kids. The digital age and the competitive landscape our children are growing up in are leading […]

07
Sep

0
Called “Bunny Hunting”, It’s Anything But Cute

Called “Bunny Hunting”, It’s Anything But Cute

A Sheriff from the Crime Prevention and Juvenile Resource Unit in Loudoun County, VA talks to middle-schoolers about the dangers of sexting, sextortion, cyberbullying, sexual predation and identity theft. (read the full article) Previously only presented to parents, the local law enforcement department decided it was time to start reaching out to 6th and 9th graders […]

14
Jun

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Teens are “Hard-Wired” to Love “Likes”

A recent article in the Huffington Post (based on research originally published in the journal of Psychological Science) helps explain why social media is so addictive for teens. While the study highlights the obsessive nature of teens love of “Likes”, it also finds some positive aspects of social media platforms for teen development as well. […]

11
Jan

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Reacting or Responding-What’s the Difference?

Imagine that your oldest kids are fighting…again.  Or, your youngest just spilled his juice box on the floor.  Or, your daughter is whining that life is “not fair.” What’s your knee-jerk reply? Are you a yeller? Do you criticize? Overreact? Maybe you ignore, walk away or throw up your hands in frustration. Or…do you inquire? […]

19
Sep

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The Teen Brain: Under Construction

Think Global: Watch this 3 minute video on brain science to help you empathize with your teen during this prolonged time of transition. From Laci Green of DNews. Find out why these are in short supply with your teen, even those past age 18: self-control motivation goal-setting paying attention planning understanding consequences. Act Local: Take stock What behaviors […]

14
Sep

0

What is your Stress Mindset?

Think Global: Applying the tips in this Harvard Business Review article will help you improve your “emotional immune system”. Parents absorb stress from many sources including other family members.  These tips will work at home or office.   Act Local:  Create a positive mindset about stress so that you see it as a challenge and not […]

07
Sep

0

Harnessing Adolescence

Think Global: Read “The Last 3 Years of Parenting Are More Important Than the First Ones”.  Using new science on adolescent brain development, explore how parents can help their kids during adolescence.  Read how important these factors are to your child’s development from puberty through the teen years to the early 20’s: Taking risks, Developing passions, and Broadening social […]

07
Sep

0

EVENT: How to Raise An Adult: Break Free from the Over-parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

PRESENTER and AUTHOR: Julie Lythcott-Haims , former Dean at Stanford University DATE: Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 pm LOCATION: Glenbrook North HS, Northbrook   REGISTRATION: No advance registration is required.   This FREE event is organized by FAN (Family Action Network). CLICK HERE for more details COMMENT ON: What kinds of questions do you have about this topic?    

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