Parenting

Teaching Mindfulness: 5 Ways to Reduce Childhood Anxiety

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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10 Ways to Help Your Teen Get Over a Breakup

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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Parents: What You Need To Know About Teen Eating Disorders

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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How Parents Can Be Supportive When Children Grieve a Loss

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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4 Steps to De-Escalate Your Teen and Stop the Screaming Matches

De-Escalate Your Teen

“You’re not being fair!” “Just DO IT!” “I’m not a child anymore. Stop telling me what to do!” “If you’d act like an adult, I wouldn’t have to tell you what to do!” “Just leave me ALONE!!” The words are followed by a door slamming. — Sounds familiar? Do your “conversations” with your teenager all…

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