Posts tagged child
Anxiety in Teens and Tweens: Is My Child Anxious? What Next?

Anxiety. It’s something we all feel. In fact, it’s normal to feel anxious.  It’s our body’s way of letting us know that something is unsafe or harmful. It’s our body’s way of revving up our energy supply so that we can run or hide or think quickly on our feet.  But what happens when that anxiety is something that you feel often, like every day? And it can sometimes, or all the time, get in the way of what you or your children want to do? Then, it’s a problem.

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Why Raising Your Teenager Means Raising Yourself First as a Parent

When it comes to parenting, most expert advice is targeted on the child, but one parenting expert, Kim Hackett takes a different perspective. In this interview, Kim will discuss her parenting philosophy, Parenting You and why parenting is a self-reflective process starting by looking internally at yourself as a parent.

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These Three Parenting Steps Can Make All The Difference With Your Tween

Developmentally, tweens and adolescents have an increasing desire for autonomy, independence and control. In this guest post, Karen Kraut, MPH, discusses how the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) parenting approach taps into your tween’s desire for autonomy, paving the way for a smooth and peaceful relationship with your tween.

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"Parents These Days": Setting clear expectations for a responsible, self-starting teenager

Today’s generation of teenagers isn’t known to be the most ambitious bunch, but there are things that we, as parents, can do to prepare them to tackle challenges head on and accept responsibility. High School teacher and mom of 2, Jess Foster, shares tips to raise responsible, self-starting teenagers ready for adulthood.

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6 Important Habits for Empowering Your Daughter

We all want our daughters to be the real-life super girl they were meant to be – confident, believing they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to. Read our guest post from author and parent of two, Paula Grieco, with advice to empower your daughter as they grow!

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6 Tips to Ease Anxiety in Your Teen Caused by Tragedies in the Media

In the wake of the recent school shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, it’s hard to know when or how to approach the topic with your teen. This is one of those conversations that we wish we didn’t have to have with our children, but unfortunately, for tweens and teens, it’s not something we can sweep under the rug. Get advice from experts on how to ease your teen's anxiety.

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