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Siblings of Children with Chronic Conditions: 2 Potential Signs of Distress to be Aware of

Posted Posted 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 […]

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The Trauma of Your Ancestors Lives on in You: Pregnancy in the African American Community

Posted Posted in Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents, Trauma

Something scary has happened, and it has threatened your sense of safety. You feel your stomach in knots, sweat pouring down your face, and heart pounding. This is trauma, and it can be anything from witnessing violence to being present during a hurricane. Did you know that during a traumatic experience not only is your […]

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What are PMADs? Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and how to tell if you may be experiencing one after the birth of your child.

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents

Have you ever laid awake after a midnight feeding with tears in your eyes wondering if what you are feeling is “normal”? You wanted this baby so badly. You expected to be overwhelmed with joy.  While you do feel joy at times, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed with anxiety, frustration, and sadness for most […]

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Anxiety in Teens: How to Help Your Child Through the Storm of a Panic Attack

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Teens

The raging hormones, social pressures, and academic load a teenager carries can easily create the perfect storm of anxiety. It’s no wonder anxiety in teens is identifiable now more than ever. As a parent, wanting to remove anxiety or distress from your child’s life is only natural. But remember, it’s impossible to wash away your […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]