Simple Communication Techniques on How to Talk to Your T(w)een About Sexting

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Teens

The teenage years are a time when your child starts to pull away from you and become more independent.  As their brain grows and develops, this time in their lives can be tricky in terms of decision making and emotions. Communicating every detail of their sexuality is not something that teenagers want nor should do. […]

5 Things for Parents to Consider About Teen Sexting

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Teens

Children and teens are now growing up during a time of digital socialization. They’re texting, tweeting, snapchatting, all the things you didn’t do, or even knew would exist, when you were their age. Sometimes you may wonder what are they doing spending so much time on their devices? Socializing digitally is something that is ever-changing. […]

7 Ways to Manage Anxiety When You Have an Invisible Medical Condition

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anxiety is a condition that engages your entire being. Add a medical condition on top of that and you may very well have the elements for a perfect storm. Unsurprisingly, anxiety and invisible medical conditions — chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergies, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, cyclic vomiting syndrome — go hand in hand. While you […]

Could Your Marital Arguments Be Hurting Your Kids? – 5 Indications

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents

Marital arguments are par for the course when it comes to any marriage. Despite conflict having a negative reputation, it’s your response to conflict that really matters. Either you can fight fair and exemplify emotional intelligence and maturity or you can go the opposite route, creating a houseful of tension and strife. It’s not uncommon […]

Anger or Anxiety? – Why Anxiety Can Look Like Rage and What You Can Do About It

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anger or Anxiety When you think of someone struggling with anxiety, what picture comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you might envision a worry wort or a panic-stricken individual. And you’d be right. Anxiety does manifest itself through worry and panic. But it disguises itself in other ways, too. Namely, behind the mask […]

7 Ways to Take the Trauma Out of Epinephrine Use During an Anaphylactic Reaction

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies

As a food allergy parent, one of your biggest fears may be an anaphylactic reaction. Rightly so,  these multi system life threatening reactions to an allergen create a chain reaction in the body. The immune system releases a flood of chemicals that can compromise the functioning of bodily organs.  As a food allergy parent myself, […]

Mom and son eating breakfast together

8 Tips to Become a Less Stressed Food Allergy Parent (Part 4 of 4)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Parents, Uncategorized

In our previous blog, we talked about helping teens with food allergies and anxiety. In this fourth, and final blog in the series, we will be discussing how stress goes hand in hand with being a food allergy parent.  You worry about food, checking ingredient lists, accidental exposures, healthy eating, and cross contamination.  You worry […]

Food Allergies and Anxiety (Part 3 of 4): Helping Teens

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Teens, Uncategorized

Last time, we talked about young children with food allergy related anxiety.  In this third article in our series, we look at teens with food allergies who start to experience heightened anxiety.  Adolescence is full of changes and adjustments that create additional stress for teens.  Peer dynamics shift, thinking becomes more complicated, and teens crave […]

Little girl and half of a cupcake.

Food Allergies and Anxiety (Part 2 of 4): Helping Young Children

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Uncategorized

In the first part of our series, we discussed what anxiety related to food allergies may look like.   This time, we look at the unique ways elementary school children show anxiety and how to help. Signs of anxiety in young children Repeated reports of headaches, stomachaches and other physical pains Clinginess including unwillingness to separate […]