Tag Archives: emotional health

Through loss we grow

My father-in-law recently died. His diagnosis 4 years ago had hit me like a punch to the stomach. At that moment my mind jumped immediately to the end of his life and inside I panicked. My very happy childhood had … Continue reading

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The Still Face Experiment: Never doubt how important you are as a parent

Have you heard of the Still Face Experiment?  It’s a must watch if you haven’t seen it. I have viewed this powerful video dozens of times in my career and it still impacts me every single time I see it.  The … Continue reading

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“You hurt my feelings!!!” – Helping kids manage big emotions

Several years ago now, I was like most parents in the thick of parenting young children: sleep deprived, exhausted, focused on completing the daily tasks and frequently feeling overwhelmed.  During those years I was just in survival mode most of the … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Accept unsolicited parenting advice with a smile

It’s midsummer and as the sun starts to peak out from the clouds; you suddenly realize you forgot your baby’s hat.  Trying out your new baby wrap for a morning stroll seemed like a wonderful idea until the sun appeared.  To appease your … Continue reading

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Biting Part 2: How to manage it in the moment

Earlier this week I was writing about why toddlers bite and I shared some tips you can use to help your child express their feelings in a more appropriate way. To recap… tips include you being a: Detective – discover the triggers to … Continue reading

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Biting Part 1: Teaching your children to express emotions in non-hurtful ways

Well, I must confess I am a HUGE Modern Family fan!!  This show has me laughing and crying all in the span of 30 minutes.  I can relate to it every week.  Sometimes I feel like they have hidden cameras … Continue reading

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