Oct
17
Helping Kids Deal With Stress
Filed Under (coping strategies, stress, Uncategorized)

   “My teacher is mean. It’s going to be a terrible year.” “None of my friends are in my class.  I’m going to be alone.” “I don’t think I took the right classes to get into college (4 years from now.)  Like a tropical storm, the deluge of stressful thoughts made landfall as predicted in the [...]

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Oct
03
A Little Trust Goes A Long Way
Filed Under (parenting tips, self-esteem)

I remember the day I felt grown up for the first time.  I was 8 years old, spending the summer at a beach house.  Older friends had decided to walk to the local ice cream store – one that I had never been to without my parents.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to join [...]

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