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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 […]

Mom and daughter hugging

Three Helpful Hints for Talking to Your Anxious Teen

Posted Posted in Angela Gonnella, Anxiety, Teens

We all experience anxiety and stress from time to time.  Teens are not exempt from this!  With various and increasing academic demands, extracurricular activities, social engagements, etc., teens may experience stress. While anxiety in your teen from time to time is normal.  Persistent and longstanding worry may be an indication of generalized anxiety. Common signs of anxiety […]

should you reward your child for doing chores

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 […]

young boy acting disrespectful

“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 […]