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Parents: Food Allergies and Anxiety Pt 1

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies

As a food allergy parent, there are many valid reasons to have anxiety.  Food allergies and anxiety seem to go hand in hand. However, there is a difference between healthy anxiety and unhealthy anxiety. In this first part of my Parent and Food Allergy Anxiety blog series, we will discuss two topics. First, we’re going […]

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Tired of Sleepless Nights? Parenting Advice Can Help

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, Elaine Harrison-Yau, New Moms, Parents

Tips to help your child sleep through the night. We’ve all been there as parents; bedtime comes and the nighttime routine is complete. You slowly make your way out of the dimly lit room and just when the door is almost closed you  hear it. “MAMA/DADA!” Your heart sinks and the pattern starts: “I need […]

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4 Ways Equestrian Coaches Can Prevent Bullying

Posted Posted in Children, Equestrian Mental Health, Lisa Weiss, Parents

The words “you are now being judged” echo over the loudspeaker and all eyes are on your rider. You’ve worked tirelessly to get them where they are today. You’re there to cheer them on no matter what happens in the arena. You’re there supporting them alongside their parents/guardians. Is the rest of the team showing […]

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Why Pet Loss Is So Painful: How You Can Help Yourself and Those You Love.

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, Elaine Harrison-Yau, Grief, Parents, Teens

Let me introduce you to Jess* and Bosco… Jess was 12 years old when she got her beautiful pet rabbit, whom she named Bosco. To her, Bosco was perfect with his gorgeous black fur and little twitching white nose. Jess would spend time snuggling and playing with her rabbit. She loved him very much. However, […]

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Four Reasons Why Your Child’s Therapist Wants To Meet With You

Posted Posted in Children, Kerry Isgur, Parents

When elementary school-aged children begin child therapy, many parents wonder how involved they will be or should be in their child’s treatment. Here at Brave Minds, you can expect your child therapist to build a relationship with you and communicate with you directly. There are several reasons for this. 1. Child Therapists can Provide Validation […]

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EMDR for Kids: How a New Jersey Therapist Uses EMDR in Child Therapy

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Trauma

Last month, we discussed a valuable therapeutic tool used at our Scotch Plains, NJ counseling clinic, EMDR. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and it can be used to help clients of all ages, even children! In fact, EMDR is especially great for children because it requires less talking and is a relatively quick therapeutic […]