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Middle School Transition: Helping Your Child Cope

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Without a doubt, one of the toughest transitions a child goes through is the elementary school to middle school transition. This transition is tough for parents, too. As a parent, it’s normal to be unsure about how to help your child navigate through this process. Your pre-teen has questions about this big life change. You’re […]

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3 Tips For The Freshmen Adjustment To High School

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The transition period between middle school to high school can be an exciting yet overwhelming time for teens.  They are going through puberty, trying to ‘fit in’, and have hundreds of questions. High school comes with new routines, new environments, new social scenes, and new expectations. Below are 3 common high school fears and how […]

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10 Self-Care Tips for the Tired and Overwhelmed Parents

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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 […]

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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

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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

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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 […]