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 […]

Family getting ready for bed

The 2 Essential Components of Your Get-Them-To-Bed Bedtime Routine

Posted Posted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber

In Star Light, Star Bright, Please Go to Bed Without a Fight, we saw how bedtime can be a challenge for anxious children. Let’s now dive into the key ingredients for creating the perfect recipe for your child’s bedtime routine. Consistency One of the most important components of a bedtime routine is a consistent, predictable, recurring […]

child sleeping with teddy bear

Star Light, Star Bright, Please Go to Bed Without a Fight

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

mom… Mom.. MOMMMMMM!! I need a bandaid. I need one more kiss. I’m not tired. DON’T GO!!! This is how it would go with 9 year old Hardy*, ever since school ended.  His parents were initially compassionate.  Then annoyed.  Eventually, they were sleep deprived and had lost much of their patience. So goes the story […]

should you reward your child for doing chores

Should You Reward Your Child For Doing Chores?

Posted Posted in Children, Lauren Stein, Uncategorized

    We can all agree that chores are good for kids. A consistent, yet manageable list of chores for children increases their sense of responsibility, improves their work ethic, and helps them contribute to the household. Furthermore, completing chores is an opportunity for your child to feel accomplished and appreciated (even if they don’t […]

young boy acting disrespectful

“I don’t like my kids” and 6 ways to deal with it!

Posted Posted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Uncategorized

Welcome to the club.  You’re human.  It’s hard to like anyone 100% of the time, even people we love. “But doesn’t that make me a ‘bad’ parent?“ No.  It makes you a honest parent.  A human parent. Have you ever wondered to yourself, while struggling with your child, “What’s wrong with my child?!?”  Or as […]