Is Your Anxious, Angry Kid Being Bullied?

Is Your Anxious, Angry Kid Being Bullied?

Bullying in schools is common, and you may even be asking your children about it a lot. But what if your child won't tell you that they're being bullied?Recently I collaborated on a Romper article, 7 Subtle Ways Your Kid Is Trying to Tell You They're Being Bullied. I find with younger kids especially that it's difficult for them to tell their parents outright that they're being bullied. While a lot of kids in class might say, "so and so is bullying me" or "stop being a bully!" they are usually talking about kids being rude or annoying. For children who are truly being bullied, meaning repeated physical, verbal, or emotional attacks, it's often very uncomfortable for them to acknowledge what's going on.

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How to Make Conversation With Your Kids More Meaningful

How to Make Conversation With Your Kids More Meaningful

Kids and teens with anxiety, anger, or avoidance don't always volunteer information about their day. They may provide you with a few vague pieces of information about how school went, concerns they had with friends, or problems at class - or, they might not. It's helpful to have tools to actually hear more about their day. In this week's blog, I share some of the prompts that I often use in session to get kids and teens to dig a little deeper than just telling me "I'm fine." Click below to read more...

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Morning Routines for Anxious Pre-Schoolers

Morning Routines for Anxious Pre-Schoolers

Building routines for pre-school aged students is all about preparation. You want to ensure that your young child knows the plan, knows the expectations, and has ample time to ask clarifying questions (even if those questions are just variations on "why?"). Make sure to set a schedule that's easy for both you and your child, and consider getting a second opinion from a professional if it ever feels like your pre-schooler is more anxious, frustrated, or angry than the other kids at the morning drop off. 

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Building Healthy Family Habits

Building Healthy Family Habits

What goes into building health family habits? Communication, scheduling, and taking time out to enjoy one another. As a parent, you may be wondering about ways that you as a family can work together to support your children. Below are a few healthy family habits that I recommend families incorporate - especially if they have a child or teen experiencing anxiety, anger management issues, or other outside stressors.

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Helping Your Angry Teen Open Up to You

Helping Your Angry Teen Open Up to You

Most parents feel a little disconnected from their teen. But that doesn't mean that your teenager should shut you out all the time, or that you shouldn't continue to make an effort to engage with them. There is a balance between giving them space to develop into the independent adults they'll become, and supporting their growth and development with regular check ins. In this week's post I include a few tips for increasing the connection and communication between you and your teenager.

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