No matter the illness, diagnosis, or challenging behavior… when a family has a child who demands more parental attention than others, it can cause lifelong damage to family relationships – IF – parents don’t take steps to validate the experience and acknowledge the needs of the siblings.
While we can never fully rid ourselves of anxiety, we -can- learn to manage it. The problem is the majority of us don’t know how! Join me as I dive into a few ideas in this Q&A call snippet.
Kids stirring your rage? There are a few quick techniques you can implement to cool things off and prevent yourself from erupting (again… and again…).
Any kind of change, something new, beginnings and endings, are often anxiety inducing for both kids AND adults. In this Q&A call, I answer a mom’s question about how to deal with moving to another state.
Highly sensitive people are often misunderstood, viewed as ‘weak’, ‘dramatic’, or ‘just making things difficult’. Here’s how to help your highly sensitive child thrive.
Connection acts as a form of preventative ‘maintenance’. If your kids feel more connected to you, they’ll be more compliant and cooperative when you need it.
Using shame as a tool might be effective in gaining compliance from children in the short-term, but it teaches them that they’re not ‘ok’. Here’s a different way to think about it…
Parents often get hooked into ‘referee mode’ when our kids are fighting. This is can show an imbalance of love for them. Here’s what to do instead.
Navigating bullying and friendships is difficult… as most of us can attest from personal experience. Knowing how to