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Tired of Being Tired: 5 Tips to Help Kids Sleep Better

I’m not always the most patient parent. I’ve been told otherwise by encouraging family and friends, and deep down I guess I know that I do well with kids, but there’s no getting around those... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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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.”... Read More

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,... Read More

From Fixed to Growth: Three Ways to Help Change Your Child’s Mindset

“In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the... Read More

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... Read More