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Oral Food Challenge Part 2: Managing the Anxiety

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

In part one of this two-part blog series, we discussed what an oral food challenge is and how you can prepare yourself and your child. Oral food challenges can be very anxiety-provoking for both the child with food allergies and the food allergy parent. Allergists think very carefully before recommending an oral food challenge. They […]

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6 Reasons You Should Meet With a Child and Adolescent Therapist Without Your Child

Posted Posted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Online Therapy, Parents

As a parent, you inevitably come across moments where you’re not sure what your next step is.  Your preschooler’s tantrums are beginning to break the hour mark. A discussion with your middle schooler has resulted in an upheaval of yelling for the 12th time.  You’re worried about the crowd your teen is hanging out with […]

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Teen Depression: Is My Teen Depressed?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Children, Lisa Weiss, Parents, Teens

Have you noticed that your once motivated and social teen has lost their drive and/or interest? Experiencing sadness, irritability, inability to focus and fatigue are all normal experiences  throughout one’s life. However, if these feelings are troubling your teen or impacting your teen’s ability fully participate in school, social life, or extracurriculars, it may be […]

Siblings of Children with Chronic Conditions: 4 Potential Signs of Distress to be Aware of

Siblings of Children with Chronic Conditions: 4 Potential Signs of Distress to be Aware of

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Children, Claudia Salgado, Parents

Being a parent carries the blessings of unconditional love, joy, laughter, and pride as well as the weight of responsibility. As a parent, you balance the wants and needs of your children on a daily basis while making the best choices for them and for your family as a whole. You face additional challenges when […]