Stop and Think: Impulse Control and Anxiety Management For Kids

Stop and Think: Impulse Control and Anxiety Management For Kids

I specialize in both anxiety and anger management for a reason.

Anxiety and anger have a lot in common. If you've ever experienced feelings of anxiety before, consider those physical cues - racing heart, shortness of breath, dilated eyes, inability to focus or concentrate, muscles tensed and ready for action. 

Now, think about the last time you were angry. How your face felt hot and your fists tensed up. How your heart started to beat faster because you were ready for a fight. Your brain focused only on the thing that made you feel this way.

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3 Tips for Getting Your Angry, Anxious Kid to Actually Do Their Homework

3 Tips for Getting Your Angry, Anxious Kid to Actually Do Their Homework

Here we are, a month into the new school year, and you're going through the homework struggle. Again.

You were hoping this year would be different. You worked so hard, collaborating with your child's teacher, and finally had a good system... by April. But now it seems like it's back tracked. And it kind of feels hopeless. You wonder if your kid is every going to get their act together when it comes to doing their homework.

What do you do?

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Rainbow Guided Meditation: Relaxation Walk-Through for Kids

Rainbow Guided Meditation: Relaxation Walk-Through for Kids

Relaxation is crucial, but we're not born knowing how to do it.

Babies have trouble self-soothing, and as parents we know that our new infant needs a lot of care in order to calm down. We don't expect them to just do it on their own.  Our anxious and angry toddlers, pre-schoolers, and elementary aged students need help when it comes to calming down as well. And so today, we have a walkthrough on how to use Rainbow Breathing to connect with our breath in our body, and to help us calm down.

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Tips for Teens: How to Share About a Loss

Tips for Teens: How to Share About a Loss

At one point or another, everyone will experience a loss or death - and some of us experience this in high school or college. So how do you deal with the aftermath? DABDA, social media, and reaching out - but there are considerations for everything. 

DABDA 

Many have heard of "the stages of grief"- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. However it's crucial to remember that this isn't a linear progression. You may move through stages in a different order. You may circle back. All of these feelings are acceptable, but allow yourself to recognize that there isn't a correct way or correct order to go through the aftermath of a death or loss in your life. …

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Starting the School Year Off Right

Starting the School Year Off Right

When you're looking down the road at another school year, fast approaching, you may be experiencing anxiety. For those of us with more anxious minds, our thoughts start spinning on to "what else can I do, what's coming next, what do I have to worry about, what is going to go wrong this year..."

That's stressful!

So what can you do about it? …

So, here are some tips for starting the school year off right.

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