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5 Key Ways to Improve Co-Parenting Your Child with Food Allergies: Part 3 of 3

Posted Posted in Food allergies, Lauren Stein, Parents

In Part 3 of this series, we finalize our discussion of the Food Allergies Hierarchy of Needs. Now that we’ve tackled Physiological and Safety needs, let’s move onto Love & Belonging, Self-Advocacy, and Fulfillment & Acceptance.     Love and Belonging Once you’re on the same page about your child’s physiological and safety needs, it’s […]

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5 Key Ways to Improve Co-Parenting Your Child with Food Allergies: Part 2 of 3

Posted Posted in Children, Food allergies, Lauren Stein

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the “why” and “how” of co-parents getting on the same page when it comes to a child’s food allergies. In Parts 2 and 3, we continue the “how” with some help from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes from Abraham Maslow’s work in developmental […]

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5 Key Ways to Improve Co-Parenting Your Child with Food Allergies: Part 1 of 3

Posted Posted in Food allergies, Lauren Stein

The Isolating Struggles Any parent who has a child with food allergies can tell you what a challenging experience it is. The constant fear of harm, anxiety about contamination/contact, accommodations that need to be made for safety, and more, take a toll on the food allergy parent. While other children are picking their favorite foods […]

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Tips to Manage Back to School Anxiety: Elementary School (Video)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Lauren Stein

Lauren Stein, LMFT gives parents tips on how to help their first grader with back to school anxiety. In this video she talks about: Facilitating your child’s socialization The importance of extracurricular activities Your role and responsibilities in in anxiety management for your child     To learn more about how to help your child […]

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10 Self-Care Tips for the Tired and Overwhelmed Parents

Posted Posted in Lauren Stein, Parents

As a tired, busy, overwhelmed, stretched-too-thin parent, self-care is probably the last thing on your mind. You might even be wondering… What self-care actually is, and why it’s important? Simply put, practicing self-care means: Engaging in deliberate activities (physical, emotional, or mental) that you enjoy to improve your health. Making decisions that are beneficial to […]