Types Of Anxiety In Kids And Teens: Symptoms And Management Strategies
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Types Of Anxiety In Kids And Teens: Symptoms And Management Strategies

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood and adolescence, but when fears and worries persist, they can take a significant toll on a young person’s well-being. It’s important for you to recognize the different forms of anxiety that can affect kids and teens so you can understand the challenges they may face. Anxiety in young…

Raising the Extraordinary: Nurturing Your Highly Sensitive Child/Teen
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Raising the Extraordinary: Nurturing Your Highly Sensitive Child/Teen

In a world that often celebrates toughness and resilience, it’s essential to recognize and embrace the beauty of sensitivity. If you’re a parent of a highly sensitive child or teenager, you have the privilege of raising an extraordinary soul with a unique and deeply perceptive perspective. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of…

Why Most People Misunderstand Anxiety
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Why Most People Misunderstand Anxiety

Anxiety is a common human experience, and nearly everyone goes through it at some point in their lives. However, it remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized mental health issues in today’s society. It’s crucial to shed light on this often-misunderstood topic to foster empathy and more compassion, support, and effective treatment for those…

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Why They Matter
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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Why They Matter

Childhood is a critical time for growth, learning, and building a foundation for a happy and healthy life. However, for some individuals, childhood can be marked by traumatic experiences that have a lasting impact on their well-being. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are such events, and they play a significant role in shaping a person’s physical…

SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions
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SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions

Childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are common mental health challenges that affect many young minds. As parents, we play a pivotal role in supporting our children through these difficult emotions and helping them build resilience. SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is an evidence-based, parent-focused treatment that helps caregivers with the tools to…

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?
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What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?

Based on Polyvagal Theory  Polyvagal Theory or the “science of feeling safe,” is another one of the key research advancements that helps us better understand our challenges and gives us a foundational framework for non-invasive ways to support them. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and…

Attachment and Attachment Problems
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Attachment and Attachment Problems

Maybe you have heard of a psychologist or doctor who uses the phrase “attachment.” They are not talking about attaching something to another thing, but rather the quality of the relationship between a parent and a child. This is the core foundation for a child’s expectation that the people they depend on will love and…

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”
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How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety?” How it Developed and Tips on How to Reduce It By Shannan Blum, LMFT, CCATP-CA   It’s everywhere right now. Can y’all feel it? Kids are hummin’ with it, Moms and Dads are feelin’ it, too. Employers are not exempt, either! It’s the mix and presence of both hopeful…

Coping Toolbox for Stress
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Coping Toolbox for Stress

Creating a Coping Toolbox for Stress If you are like us, you’re probably wondering why in heck your kid (s) are doing some things during this pandemic. We’ve been hearing from lots of clients about toileting accidents, baby talk, clinginess, constant requests, irritability, refusal to do common tasks, and binging on technology. I’ll tell you…