Category Archives: Parenting

Perfectionism in Children: How Parents Can Help Bright, Complex Kids

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., coauthor of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development I used to say, smiling, when discussing perfectionism that I wanted my surgeon, dentist, mechanic, electrician, and plumber to be perfectionists—but not my friends, … Continue reading

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How to Improve Children’s Sleep with Mindfulness

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Mindfulness is a popular topic these days. It can be helpful for a variety of problems, including stress management, anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. Mindfulness is also … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Helping Children Understand Anger

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Mad Anger is generally a natural response to certain issues or situations, yet it is often felt or expressed in ways that are scary, confusing, or even unhealthy. Many people consider … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Manage Their Back-to-School Anxiety: Dos and Don’ts

By Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide The first day of school can be a source of anxiety in any year. But for many kids, this particular back-to-school season feels a lot more intense … Continue reading

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Excited and Nervous: How to Help Children Navigate Mixed Feelings About Returning to School

By Lory Britain, Ph.D., author of I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings Your child laughs excitedly as she packs pencils and pens in her backpack for the first day of in-person school. You watch with both relief and … Continue reading

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