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How to Teach Your Child to Cope With Anger

Do you find your child lashing out? While your child is growing and still learning how to cope with anger, she may tend to instinctively use anger as a defense against physical and emotional pain. As her parent, there are many ways you can help your child through these emotional moments. Here are ... Read More

How Children Process Anger Differently

If you are a parent, you know that sometimes your children seem to get angry out of the blue, without warning or reasonable explanation. To understand how to help children work through anger, it first helps to understand where this emotion comes from and how children process anger differently than ... Read More

Helping Children Cope With Tragedy

These days, our nation wrestles with the fear and emotional uncertainty resulting from violent situations that seemingly occur on a regular basis. As these shootings and attacks flash across our television screens and cell phones, we question how: how could this happen? Who would do such a ... Read More

Make Free Play a Priority In Your Child’s Life

Today’s kids are immersed in a laundry list of activities and classes even before they reach school-age. As a parent, you want to give your child the best advantage in life as possible. However, over-scheduling and over-stimulating your child may be hindering his intelligence rather than helping ... Read More

When a Child Loses a Loved One, Part 2

When your child experiences the loss of a loved one, life for him will never the same again. In my last blog post, I shared the stages of grief, and how your child sees and experiences life after such great loss. Now, you, the parent, must be honest with your grieving child, being mindful to ... Read More