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Helping a Child Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Event

Whenever a child is exposed to a traumatic event, caregivers and loved ones often struggle to know how to help. Parenting a child or youth who has experienced trauma can be isolating. It may seem that no one else understands what your family is going through or how to...

How to Help Your Child with End-Of-School Anxieties

  It’s the end of the academic school year and inevitably this means a spike in the “freak out” behaviors parents start seeing in their kids. Looming deadlines and high stakes testing can push even the most resilient student into a constant state of agitation. Add to...

Holiday Happiness

During this holiday season I have noticed the tension of many (including myself) ramping up. The Thanksgiving pre and post meal evaluations have come and gone followed closely by the traditional holidays of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas. A consistent theme relating...

Help! I think I am having a panic attack!

  If you have ever had a panic attack (also known as an anxiety attack) you know the overwhelming fear that comes with it. A panic attack is a sudden onset of very intense physical symptoms that may include the following: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated...

Why can’t my child just behave?

  If you have a strong-willed child this question has probably popped into your head many times. While other kids happily comply, your child has to ask “why” or challenge the most simple command. You may even feel a sense of guilt because you dread when this child...

Lets Talk About Stress

  With all of the demands we carry each day, stress has become an unavoidable part of modern living. The clock drives our daily mindset and keeps our internal systems on high alert, ready to transition between tasks. The drop offs, meetings, project deadlines,...