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 […]
- Communication & Listening, Early Elementary (Kindergarten-4th grade), Emerging Adults, From Over-Parenting to Free-Range Parenting, Grit, Resilience, and Emotional Self-Control, Growth Mindset, Mental Health Challenges, Teens (High School), Tweens and Early Teens (5th - 8th Grade)
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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 […]
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.
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. […]
When kids are small, their problems are small. As they get older, so do their problems. That is one of the reasons given by parents who have opted to take a family leave with a teenager at home. Find out more reasons this might be the perfect age to make more time to connect by […]
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 […]
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? […]
Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life…but many women instead find themselves feeling more depressed and overwhelmed than ever. The phenomenon affects 1 out of 7 new moms–you are not alone and there is help! Watch the video below and visit www.postpartumprogress.com for more information.
We are all biased. Once our brains learn to understand something ONE way, it is very hard to change. Hard, but NOT impossible. This “backwards bicycle” demonstrates brain bias and neuroplasticity in Amsterdam and the USA. Could looking at brain bias this way remove the guilt and stigma from racial bias? Does it point […]