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8 Tips to Build Self-Motivation for Kids

Fostering self-motivation in your child is easier than you think. Find out how to get your kids to do things for themselves.If you've ever resorted to bribing your kid to brush her teeth, you know the frustration of an unmotivated child. While self-motivation for kids is crucial when... more


How to Raise a Calm Child

7 tips for raising calmer kids -- and calming yourself in the process.     Every parent wants to raise a calm child: one who can deal with stressors, cope with challenges and manage emotions in difficult situations. According to experts, there is one primary factor that can aid in your... more


How Do You Parent an Anxious Toddler?

Natasha Daniels has been a child therapist for fifteen years with a specialty in anxiety and toddler mental health. Over the years she grew frustrated that there were no available parenting books that solely addressed anxiety in very young children. Having anxious children herself, she grew passionate about providing a resource to fill... more


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How can I help my son get over this fear?

I am having a problem with my 5 year old son, and I'm hoping someone will have some advice for me. Somehow he heard about someone finding a snake in their toilet, and now he is afraid to go in the bathroom by himself. He always asks for his... more


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Any other 40-somethings out there?

I am 41 years old, and I've been having a really hard time recently. I feel anxious a lot, even though there's no reason to be. I feel sad that my kids are teenagers and will be leaving me in a few years, and I almost wish I... more


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Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Small Children | Erica Komisar, LCSW

We love our children and when they are attached to us. However sometimes, especially if we are parents who work outside of the home, our children deal with separation anxiety when we have to part for periods of time. In this video, I give my top three tips for dealing... more


Mental Illness in Children and Teens is on the rise

   It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: that their child becomes another statistic in the growing number of teenage suicides. Unfortunately, it’s not an unreasonable fear. In a study presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, researchers looked at statistics from 32 hospitals between 2008 and 2015. They found there... more


7 Ways to Boost Kids' Confidence

One trick to prevent bullying? Raising confident kids. Here are ways you can build self esteem at any age. Happiness. Healthy habits. Success. These are qualities we want in our children. But you know the underlying trick to get there? Building their confidence. While insult and injury are part of... more