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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Practice Mindfulness With Your Kids by Pretending to Be Trees

Practice Mindfulness With Your Kids by Pretending to Be Trees

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Photo: irin-k (Shutterstock)We know how much mindfulness can help ease our child’s (and our own) stress, anxiety, or lack of focus—especially during times such as these. Getting our kid’s buy-in on such practices, though, takes a little creativity. Even the simplest of the mantras, breathing exercises or body-scanning techniques you use in your own mindfulness…
Give Your Kid a Stress Ball to Squeeze During Virtual Class

Give Your Kid a Stress Ball to Squeeze During Virtual Class

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Photo: Zilu8 (Shutterstock)Back-ish to SchoolBack-ish to SchoolNormally we're sending kids back into the classroom right about now, but nothing is normal this year. This week we're exploring ways to help manage our domestic and academic new normals.Sometimes the best hacks are the tiniest ones; a thing so helpful and obvious in hindsight that you really…
How to Prepare for Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

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Back-ish to SchoolBack-ish to SchoolNormally we're sending kids back into the classroom right about now, but nothing is normal this year. This week we're exploring ways to help manage our domestic and academic new normals.The first day (week, month) of school can be hard on some kids, particularly those entering preschool or kindergarten for the…
Teach Your Kids to Take a Meditative ‘Snow Break’

Teach Your Kids to Take a Meditative ‘Snow Break’

Photo: LedyX (Shutterstock)We could all use a little more mindfulness right now, but learning how to start meditating regularly can be intimidating, especially for kids. But adding mindfulness to their daily routine doesn’t have to be about sitting down for 10 or 15 minutes at a time and trying to empty their mind of all…
How To Cope With Anxiety During The Pandemic

How To Cope With Anxiety During The Pandemic

Clinical psychologist Dr. Amelia Aldao answers listener questions about anxiety, and listeners share their stories of founding silver lining in a new reality.
How to Get Your Child the Mental Health Care They Need

How to Get Your Child the Mental Health Care They Need

“Marie” had been helping her 10-year-old navigate an escalating pattern of acting out against himself and his family when things came to a head in one of his therapy sessions. He threatened to hurt himself, and “the provider advised us to take him to the emergency room,” says Marie, a 50-year-old writer in Pennsylvania who…
Finally, Our Kids Are Bored

Finally, Our Kids Are Bored

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It’s good for kids to be bored. I know this, you know this, most of us know this. We were bored as kids, roaming the neighborhood with our friends, our imaginations and a distinct lack of electronic devices. We believe this boredom is at least partly responsible for the creativity and resilience we developed as…
Try the ‘Wet Cat’ Technique to Ease Your Child’s Anxiety

Try the ‘Wet Cat’ Technique to Ease Your Child’s Anxiety

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Photo: ShutterstockThere’s plenty of anxiety to go around these days, and unfortunately, it’s not only reserved for the grown-ups in the home. Kids can get anxious in even the best of times, let alone when they’re stuck at home in the middle of a pandemic, distanced from their friends and trying to keep up with…
Tears, Anxiety, Desperation: When Patients Learn They Tested Positive

Tears, Anxiety, Desperation: When Patients Learn They Tested Positive

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Dr. Caroline Schulman, a third-year resident at George Washington University Hospital, calls patients every day to give them their test results. She describes the experience.
If You’re Struggling to Parent Right Now, You’re Not Alone

If You’re Struggling to Parent Right Now, You’re Not Alone

Photo: ShutterstockI was going to write a post about how to help your little kids burn off all that cooped-up energy that is emanating out of them right now—and I still will—but I needed to press pause on the hacks for a second to tell you something important: If you’re struggling, it’s okay. If you’re…

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