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Separation anxiety: Is it possible to stop the tears?

Have you ever had to peel a screaming child out of your arms for a daycare or kindergarten drop off?  I can tell you from first-hand experience that it’s not fun.   The stress it creates for everyone is tremendous. My … Continue reading

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Help your teens eliminate stress

Have you heard the song Stressed Out by 21 Pilots? If not, take a listen.  I changed the radio station for about a week before I listened, but when I did the lyrics hit me and immediately made me think … Continue reading

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Being a new parent can feel overwhelming

There is nothing quite as life-changing as becoming a parent. As a childless person you may have imagined what it would be like to become a parent. Maybe you pictured yourself rocking a sweet, sleeping baby; having fun picking out … Continue reading

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Great tips for reducing your child’s anxiety at the dentist

So your child had their first dental visit and things went well…yay!  Or maybe things didn’t go that well and now it’s time for their next appointment. Whether it’s for a routine check-up, cleaning or a filling, a visit to the … Continue reading

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Anxiety and kids: has this become the new norm?

As a parent are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Well you are not alone. Did you know that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in children and youth? So let’s talk about anxiety. Has living … Continue reading

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My son stresses over getting A’s at school…Should I be worried?

As I read last week’s blog Education week and Mental Health week: I see the connection, I feel Paula’s struggles with her young daughter and the stress she has about school. This reminds me of a documentary I recently watched … Continue reading

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My Unexpected Battle with Postpartum Depression

My pregnancy was amazing.  Really amazing.  Aside from the usual “morning sickness” during my first trimester, I actually couldn’t remember when I had felt better.  I had lots of energy, my mood was exceptional, and I couldn’t wait to deliver … Continue reading

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