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Child Psychology

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Independent

As children grow older, they should be given more responsibility. You’re not doing your children any favors when you perform basic tasks for them. In fact, …

14 Easy Relaxation Practices to Share With Your Children and Teens

Everyone experiences times when they wish they could relax for a few minutes. Taking a few moments to engage in simple, everyday relaxation techniques will …

Calm Parents Are Better Able to Help Children Handle Frustration

What is your response when your child is frustrated? Does your child’s frustration lead to your own frustration? Let’s say you’re in a hurry to …

11 Proven Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

While the holidays can create some of the happiest moments in your life, they can also cause a great deal of stress. On top of …

What Not to Say to Your Kids

  It would be nice if parents and children were perfect. There would never be an occasion for parents to get frustrated with their children …

Identifying Social Anxiety in Teens

Although anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, they often go unrecognized as mental health issues in teens. Social anxiety disorder, in particular, can take …

How to Help Your Children Get a Great Start at Their New School

Think about how you felt when you first began school, or if your family relocated and you transitioned into a different school altogether. You were …

5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering …

Talking to Your Teen About Depression in the Wake of ’13 Reasons Why’

Talking to your teen is often challenging in the first place, and bringing up a touchy subject such as depression makes it even more difficult. …

3 Tips for Balancing Your Family Life with Your Career

It’s not always easy to stay close to your partner and kids while working full-time. Many people find themselves feeling like they have to choose …

Top Tips to Avoid the Winter Blues for Stay-at-Home Parents

How many new parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their newborn? While many people may have the ability to do …

How Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope With The Stress of The Election Results

We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position.  The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating …

Helping Your Child Cope with Situational Anxiety

For children of any age, anxiety can strike without warning. Typically, children experience symptoms of anxiety when in new situations, when there is a perception …

Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation

  Have you ever thought about your child’s future and said something like, “I don’t mind if they’re never rich and famous so long as …

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount …

Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The …