”Mom, everything seems to speed up around me, get louder in my head, and I can’t take my test. I feel scared.” This is how my ten-year-old son described his anxiety during test taking time. But though I know he has felt… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: Calm, Calming down, Coping strategies, dealing with stress, Deep breathing, kids and anxiety, Kids and stress, kids and test-taking strategies, Modeling, parents as models, physical symptoms of anxiety, physical symptoms of stress, Self awareness, Self-management, teachers as models, teaching kids to deal with stress, Testing anxiety, Testing stress
The top challenge and priority for parenting, said U.S. parents from the 2015 NBC Parenting Survey, was patience and understanding.1 That ability can become a particular challenge as children move into their teenage years. They are striving for independence yet are still… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: "The Teenage Brain", Communicating with teens, Coping strategies, Gratitude, loving connection, parenting teens, parents and teenagers, positivity, risk and teens, social media and teens, understanding teen emotions, understanding teen feelings, understanding teenagers, understanding teens
coping to maintain a contest or combat usually on even terms or with success to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties About Coping Skills: Though all babies are born with a brain rigged for the flight or fight survival… Read More
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Bravery, Calming down, Coping skills, Coping strategies, Dealing with emotions, Emotion coaching, Emotional honesty, Kids and anger, Kids and family, Kids and stress, Parents and Coping, Self control, Self-management, Self-regulation
– a main purpose or interest1 About Focus: I just could not devote my undivided attention to working on this blog post today while my son was home from school – a snow day. Though I had a few quiet moments while… Read More
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