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12 Compassionate Phrases to Calm An Angry Child

Ever have a bad day? Do you ever feel, well, not quite right, and like your fuse is a little shorter than usual? How about when things don’t go your way; does that frustrate you?…

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6 Phrases to Use Instead of “Don’t Be Shy” When Kids Feel Nervous

As parents, we’ve all been there: watching our little one teeter around the edge of the playground or party, unsure of whether they’re going to take the leap to join the other kids. “Oh no!”…

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Temper Tantrum Toolbox: 6 Techniques That Can Cool Kids’ Meltdowns

Whether you’re in your living room or the middle of the grocery store, you know how tough it is to pull your child out of a tantrum. You’ve tried talking in a calm voice, you’ve…

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8 Calm-Down Strategies For Your Teen

Even as adults, it can be tough to calm down when we feel heated, anxious, or frustrated. Throw in the hormones of a teenager, and it’s easy to understand why middle, high school, and even college students are so prone to feeling out of control. Here, we’ll take a look at some concrete strategies you can try with your teen when they need a moment to center and re-focus after anxiety, anger, or a setback.

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7 Things Every Parent of an Anxious Teen Should Try

As a parent, it can feel impossible to do the right thing when you’re watching your child struggle with anxiety. You don’t want to overstep and stop them from learning how to manage anxiety on their own, but you also don’t want to let them flounder without support. Here, we’ll take a look at some concrete ideas you can try to help your anxious teen calm their nerves.

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50 Calm-Down Ideas to Try with Kids of All Ages

Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these techniques: Try an inversion….

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Social Anxiety: 5 Proven Methods for Boosting Confidence

When you think back on middle school and high school, one of the first things to come to mind, if not the only thing, is your social experience. For some it was positive. Negative for…

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5 Must-Read Books to Raise Resilient, Confident Kids

I love to read (thanks Mom and Dad)! Sometimes I pick up a book and literally fall in love after the first page. With those books, I not only read them cover to cover, I…

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