08
Sep

0

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

0
Notorious Nines

Notorious Nines

Every age and stage of your child will challenge and amaze you.  At their most challenging, nine year-olds can be indignant, sneaky, bratty, and ungrateful.  For more about the challenges of parenting a nine year-old, as well as the joys…. read the full article from Scary Mommy here.

14
Jun

0

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

0

Working through the “Witching Hour”

If you have a baby in the house, you are most likely familiar with the term the “Witching Hour”. This is the window of time, each day, when your perfectly adorable, sweet mannered infant becomes an inconsolable hot mess. And while the behavior can last much more than just one hour, it certainly does feel like […]

11
Jan

0

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? […]

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