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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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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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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Diet Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Sweets. It’s probably fair to say that you’re familiar with the obvious—and sometimes scary!—effects sugar can have on your child. And it’s probably also no overstatement that, as a concerned parent, you would rather handle your child’s ADHD naturally than resort to medication. Did you know that studies have actually shown the beneficial results a…

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Teen OCD and PANDAS

PANDAS—Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with cute black and white animals. To the contrary, it’s actually a scary condition that some have estimated affects 1 in 200 children. But what does it have to do with teen OCD? Understanding PANDAS PANDAS usually begins with a seemingly…

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