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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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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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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permissive parenting

Imagine the scene: A splendid throne atop an elevated platform. Two servants rushing back and forth, catering to the every wish of the crowned head seated upon the lofty chair. Exhausted from a day’s worth of conforming to the demands of the ruler, they finally bow with heads low. Nothing wrong with that scenario, right?…

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