During covid-19 homebound time, most parents have expressed concerns about their children’s lack of socializing. They worry that their child is missing out on developing important social skills for when they start (or re-start) school.
This is a valid concern, … Read more >>
During developmental screenings, parents often tell me their child has trouble with “big” emotions–anger and frustration–and goes from “zero-to-sixty” when they don’t get their way.
What most parents are witnessing is more likely a child who is actually very successful … Read more >>
Stress Management Strategies: what are your 5?
Ever feel guilty because you think you should meditate—but you don’t?
Does dancing relax you more than a yoga session?… Read more >>
Humans have the ability to worry about something that hasn’t happened yet—and trigger a real stress response—just by thinking about something!
We also have the ability to ruminate over past situations—things that are over and done with—and trigger a real … Read more >>
Young children can worry just as much as adults.
What do preschoolers worry about?
They don’t really have the ability to worry about big, abstract concepts, so they tend to concretize their worries into things like:… Read more >>
I teach a stress management workshop to teenagers as part of my job as Child & Teen Services Manager with Parent Trust. Each year I go into the health classes at a variety of high schools and spend 90 minutes … Read more >>