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The ABCs of Making Mistakes with a Growth Mindset (Free Printable)!

Carol Dweck rocked the world of education with her research into something she called a Growth Mindset: the belief that a person’s basic abilities can be improved by hard work and determination. A growth mindset is central…

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8 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief For Kids

Do you ever feel like you have the world on your shoulders – between being a parent, an employee, a partner, a friend, a pet-owner – and then notice a shoulder muscle that won’t relax?…

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5 Things I Wish People Knew About My Anxiety (A Kid’s Perspective)

If you’re my family or friend, I know the way I worry all the time can be frustrating and exhausting. I want you to know, I feel the same. One of the worst things about…

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8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behavior of an anxious child is sometimes like looking at the tip of…

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Separation Anxiety: Dos and Don’ts to Help Your Child (and you) Be Brave

Crying children clinging desperately to legs, arms, and necks. Parents trying to console young ones while fighting back their own tears. Cadets trying to keep order. Bells sounding. Panic. Screams. While these words could describe…

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When Your Child’s Anxiety is Making You Anxious: Repeat These 22 Phrases

As parents, we have a natural tendency to reach out to our children when they are anxious, scared, or stressed. What none of us can anticipate is how our children’s anxiety will cause us to…

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4 Jedi Mind(fulness) Tricks to Help an Anxious Child

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power,” says Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker. “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”…

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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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