Renee Jain

5 Things You Should Never Say to an Anxious Child

I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was 5 years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep,…

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Why One Kid Gives Up While Another One Does Not (A Visual Story)

Have you ever wondered why one kid may be more resilient than another? Check out this visual story.

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9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, “I don’t want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don’t make me go.” You cringe…

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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids

The goal of mindfulness is to train your mind to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement or criticism. In this, you can cut out habitual, negative thought patterns and prevent downward spirals of negativity. You further carve a…

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Understand Your Child’s Anxiety (Infographic)

If you’ve never suffered from anxiety, it can be challenging to understand what a child is truly experiencing. In fact, excessive worrying may seem like a normal part of growing up and something kids just…

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Use the Secret of Improv Comedy in Everyday Parenting

If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, you will notice one thing—improvisational actors rarely use the word “No” on stage. This is because “No” will stop the scene dead in its tracks, every single…

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Help Kids Fail Better

I grew up in Chicago, and in my household (like in many at the time) we watched every single Chicago Bulls basketball game. I have a vivid memory of my parents hosting a party for…

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13 Reasons Why Not (Original Song)

These “small” things are the stuff of life. They are the heartbeat of our world. They feed us emotionally and bring warmth when the cold starts to creep inwards. 13 Reasons Why arrived on our…

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