3 Tips for Calming an Anxious Child

3 Tips for Calming an Anxious Child

Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about the first day of school, or feeling uneasy about a sleepover. If we try to convince a fearful child that she shouldn’t be afraid by saying things...
Is my child highly sensitive?

Is my child highly sensitive?

In her wonderful book, “The Highly Sensitive Child,” Elaine Aron talks about the fact that in every animal population 15 to 20 percent of the group fall on the impulsive side of the spectrum, and 15 to 20 percent on the sensitive side. Once again, in her...
Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces and Nephews

Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces and Nephews

My brother does not live near his children, so he tries to do something fun with them during their month together each summer. He usually brings them to see us for a few days during those visits, but this year, he has asked to stay with my kids and I for two weeks. I...
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