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Parenting can be hard and confusing as well as joyful and very rewarding! Below are short articles to help you navigate the ups and downs. We will publish new articles regularly. Please click on the title of the post to read the whole article!

 

 

 
Separation Anxiety and School
ELC

Whether your little one is just starting school, making the transition to a new classroom or transitioning to a full day, back to school can cause significant stress for the entire family. The good news is that you are not alone. Back to school anxiety isn’t a new phenomenon and thanks your teachers and the internet there are all kinds of strategies to help parents with crying at drop-off...

Helping Kids Cope
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After disturbing incidents like shootings, terrorist attacks, riots and natural disasters, feelings of panic and fear increase. As adults grapple with how to move forward in the aftermath these events, it's important to help kids and teens process them, too...

How to Calm Your Nerves with Food
ELC

By practicing mindful eating, you can calm the minds and bodies of your children. Improve your household’s mental and physical wellbeing by making healthy food choices. We’re here to help you figure out which foods to serve and which to avoid...

Calming Strategies for Kids
ELC

There are lots of activities that can help our kids when they are feeling upset, anxious, or overexcited. Most of the activities you will read below are also used as calming strategies for adults...

Calming Strategies for Kids Part 2
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Here are some more great examples and simple ways to help your child feel calmer. Sensory strategies: 1. Relaxing motion of a lava a lamp 2. Warm water play 3. Playdough or Flubber 4. Swinging on a swing or hammock...

Calming Strategies for Kids Part 3
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Other Calming Ideas for Kids: 1. Help them express their feelings. Being able to express our emotions also helps us soothe and relax. 2. Teach your kids problem-solving skills. You can use the “Stop / Think / Do” technique: Stop when you are very angry / Think about what alternatives you have to solve the problem / Implement the chosen one 3. Create routines...

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