Category Archives: Parenting

How to Help Kids Make Friends During the Pandemic

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends With the COVID-19 pandemic going into its second year, we are starting to see the mental health of children and teens decline as they continue … Continue reading

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Fun Family Cooking: 2 Recipes to Try Together

By Erik Talkin, author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster™ I work at a food bank, a place that stores and distributes healthy food to organizations and individuals in Santa Barbara County, California. We provide over 20 million pounds of … Continue reading

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How to Model Healthy Worry and Coping Strategies as We Emerge from the Pandemic

By Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide For the past year, as we’ve avoided outings and people, visualized germs coating every surface and spewing from the mouths of our loved ones, my daughter has … Continue reading

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No Second Chances: How to Handle Mistakes You Can’t Fix

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes We’ve all had moments when we wished we could get a second chance to prove that we know better or can do better. … Continue reading

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How Kids Can Cope with Frustration and Disappointment During the Pandemic

By Allison Amy Wedell I think it’s safe to say that two of the dominant pandemic-induced emotions we’re experiencing are frustration and disappointment. There are so many things we can’t control, so many things we’re missing. I feel frustrated that … Continue reading

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