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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...
Why Do I Yell at My Kid?

Why Do I Yell at My Kid?

Most parents don’t want to yell at their children. And yet, ALL parents find themselves yelling at some point. I experience shame around yelling at my son because I TEACH positive discipline classes! Who am I to tell people to calmly set limits with their children...
Raising Feminist Boys in a Rape Culture

Raising Feminist Boys in a Rape Culture

“Me Too” has been popping up on my news feed all day for the last couple days. I shared my own “Me Too” post, and I believe every woman I know has one, whether they chose to post publicly or not. One of the wonderful things about parenting is our ability to shape the...
What Are Logical Consequences?

What Are Logical Consequences?

“Logical consequences” is a phrase I hear used a lot. It is often used inaccurately to describe a punishment disguised as a “consequence”. It is also often confused with “natural consequences”, which are the consequences that naturally occur with no intervention from...