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February 25, 2020

College applications are pretty much finished and submitted. Now the waiting starts--the agonizing waiting to hear did your teen get in or not? Did she get into her top pick? Was any merit or scholarship offered? There’s a lot to do, the stakes are high, the deadlines...

January 15, 2020

You know when your mind won't shut up? Or when you wake up like a shot--mind alert and heart pounding? Read this to learn quick and easy ways to fall back asleep

November 5, 2019

One of the really hard things about parenting young kids is that you don't know what you don't know. And your kids are too young to tell you. So when your child misbehaves or throws tantrums it's not easy to discern whether its a health issue or it's just an angry chil...

August 31, 2019

For your child to thrive you need to look beyond a tantrum

Being the mom of an anxious child is life changing. It changes the lens through which you read any parenting situation. It changes the tone of your voice; the ability to be spontaneous (ok, parenting in general...

June 25, 2019

She’s trembling, she can’t breathe, and she’s hyperventilating; seemingly all at the same time. She panics, you panic; welcome to the world of anxiety attacks. They can come on suddenly and without warning to people who suffer from anxiety. Although stress and anxiety...

April 28, 2019

My stomach hurts.” “I can’t sleep;” “Can you close my closet?” “Can I just sleep with you?”

Sound familiar? You are not alone--and neither is your child.

Obviously all children have times of anxiety when leaving their parents, or meeting new people, or going to a sleepo...

April 3, 2019

Teen angst. A great phrase; onomatopoeia. But as much as I like how it sounds, I hate the reality

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