How Can Parents Support their Children through the Anxiety that Comes with the New School Year and Build Strength, Resilience, and Confidence? As soon as Tina spied her daughter’s face walking toward the car after school, she knew something was wrong. Tina… Read More
Courage is mastery of fear not the absence of it. – Mark Twain It’s flu shot day. I have a feeling that today will go smoothly. But two years ago, it didn’t. And I notice a sense of dread creep up on… Read More
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: child anxiety, Child fears, Coping, Courageous kids, Empathy, Halloween, Halloween kids scared, Kids anxiety, Kids' fears, parent patience, Parents fear, Parents pushing, Patience, Resilience, Responsive parents
I’m gonna hold onto this couch and never let go! – E. Miller, Age 6 It’s the morning after our summer vacation at the lake. E awoke and said he had had a nightmare. “My school became a haunted village. A ghost… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Back to School, child anxiety, Children, easing the transition back to school, Ending and beginning, Heightened emotions, helping child prepare for school, Morning routine, parents preparing for back to school, Routine
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