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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 […]

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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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7 Ways to Manage Anxiety When You Have an Invisible Medical Condition

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anxiety is a condition that engages your entire being. Add a medical condition on top of that and you may very well have the elements for a perfect storm. Unsurprisingly, anxiety and invisible medical conditions — chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergies, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, cyclic vomiting syndrome — go hand in hand. While you […]

3 Ways to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety and Trauma Reaction

Posted Posted in Angela Gonnella, Anxiety, Trauma

Many people label a variety of stressful or uncomfortable experiences  as “anxiety.” However, sometimes that experience may be more than just “anxiety.” A deeper look may reveal that there are painful, traumatic experiences that’s creating the emotional stress.  When you hear the word “trauma” or “trauma reaction”, you may be confused about what this means. […]

Could Your Marital Arguments Be Hurting Your Kids? – 5 Indications

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents

Marital arguments are par for the course when it comes to any marriage. Despite conflict having a negative reputation, it’s your response to conflict that really matters. Either you can fight fair and exemplify emotional intelligence and maturity or you can go the opposite route, creating a houseful of tension and strife. It’s not uncommon […]

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Anger or Anxiety? – Why Anxiety Can Look Like Rage and What You Can Do About It

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anger or Anxiety When you think of someone struggling with anxiety, what picture comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you might envision a worry wort or a panic-stricken individual. And you’d be right. Anxiety does manifest itself through worry and panic. But it disguises itself in other ways, too. Namely, behind the mask […]