Youtube safe for children

“Isn’t that your daughter?” You stare at your friend’s text message with the accompanying YouTube link a little shellshocked. Wait… what? That uncomfortable feeling of impending dread is washing over you as you click on the link. You almost forget to breathe as the video starts playing and you see your 10-year old parading around…

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Child with Social Anxiety

At first, you may have thought your child was simply shy. With time, though, you began noticing certain warning signs that told a different story. You may have seen your child: Blush, be jittery, and seem nervous around other people, especially in group settings. Keep their head low and avoid eye contact or mumble and…

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enmeshed parent

What exactly is an enmeshed parent? There is a connection and, yet, a slight but decisive distinction between a helicopter parent, a narcissistic parent, and an enmeshed parent.A helicopter parent employs an excessively responsible parenting style that leads to overprotecting, overcontrolling, and over-perfecting their child. A narcissistic parent is so possessive that their child basically…

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parental alienation

After getting into trouble at school, a child casually reveals that they have no contact with one of their parents. In fact, they apparently have a very negative view of that parent and are glad to be rid of them. An adult enters psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, or relationships issues, unclear about why they have…

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Childhood Anxiety

Mindfulness is one of those trendy words that, in the minds of many, seems to be connected to something spiritual or mystical or detaching oneself from the world. But mindfulness is none of that. Simply put, mindfulness is being fully conscious and aware of the present moment. That awareness encompasses paying attention to your thoughts…

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Teen Get Over a Breakup

It may have been some time ago, but although you’re now a parent, you can probably still think back to your teenage years and remember your first breakup. How did it feel? One moment, you were on cloud nine. The next, you’ve crashed and shattered to pieces. The breakup may have caused you the most…

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Teen Eating Disorders

Are you concerned about your teen developing an eating disorder? As a caring parent, the worry about your teen falling prey to societal ideas of body image that are less than healthy has probably crossed your mind a time or two—especially if you have a daughter. Why do teens succumb to the pressure? Some think,…

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parent alienation

Most of us have probably heard horror stories of parental alienation. One parent deliberately targeting and sabotaging the other parent’s relationship with their child after a divorce. Either just to make themselves look good or exert some kind of control over their ex-spouse. The pain of such heinous actions can cut very deep. And the…

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Children Grieve a Loss

Children thrive in a loving family environment. How devastating it is for them when this secure atmosphere gets ripped apart by death. Of course, you’re probably struggling with your own emotions surrounding the loss—anguish, worry, anxiety, depression. But your children feel very much the same… and beyond. For many obvious reasons, losing a loved one…

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