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8 Tips to Become a Less Stressed Food Allergy Parent (Part 4 of 4)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Parents, Uncategorized

In our previous blog, we talked about helping teens with food allergies and anxiety. In this fourth, and final blog in the series, we will be discussing how stress goes hand in hand with being a food allergy parent.  You worry about food, checking ingredient lists, accidental exposures, healthy eating, and cross contamination.  You worry […]

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Food Allergies and Anxiety (Part 3 of 4): Helping Teens

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Teens, Uncategorized

Last time, we talked about young children with food allergy related anxiety.  In this third article in our series, we look at teens with food allergies who start to experience heightened anxiety.  Adolescence is full of changes and adjustments that create additional stress for teens.  Peer dynamics shift, thinking becomes more complicated, and teens crave […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Food Allergies and Anxiety Series (Part 1 of 4): What does anxiety look like?

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Uncategorized

Living with food allergies is like entering an alternate reality. You continue to live right next to everyone else, yet your whole experience has changed.  Most of those around you cannot completely understand the fears that occupy you daily.  Fears that one wrong morsel could create a life-threatening reaction.  It doesn’t end there.  Navigating this alternative […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

3 Techniques for Speaking with Loved Ones

Posted Posted in Lauren Stein, Parents, Uncategorized

We love our families, but let’s face it: sometimes speaking with our loved ones is extremely challenging. Whether resolving conflict, discussing a difficult topic, or reconnecting with one another, we sometimes feel lost and defeated. We all have different ways of communicating which can make these conversations difficult, especially when emotions are high.  Indeed, learning […]