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What is Attachment?

What is Attachment?

“Attachment” has become somewhat of a buzzword that is often misunderstood and misused in the parenting world. I work with parents and young children in therapy around issues with attachment, and I find that most people want some clarification on what attachment is...
Parenting with Anxiety

Parenting with Anxiety

I often write about helping kids cope with anxiety or recognizing anxiety in children, but what about when parents are dealing with anxiety themselves? Anxiety can be sneaky. It’s often not immediately recognized as anxiety and it can sometimes feel like it comes out...
Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids

Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons parents bring their children to see a therapist. Parents often wonder what they can do to help their child and feel at a loss as to how to address the anxiety. Here are a few tips for helping anxious kids cope: Listen and...
Separation Anxiety in Children: What is Normal?

Separation Anxiety in Children: What is Normal?

One of the common questions I get about young children is how much separation anxiety is normal? Many children go through periods of separation anxiety. It’s a typical part of development. As babies, this often happens around 8-9 months or so. Babies are learning...