How to Get Your Kids to Wear a Bike Helmet
Prior to my accident, I would see kids and adults riding down our street without helmets and barely notice. Now, I have the urge to go full-on "old lady on the porch shaking her fist."
Loving and Understanding Children with ADHD: Busting the Myths
Would we ever ask a type-1 diabetic to "try harder" to make insulin? Of course not. So why do we ask kids with ADHD to "try harder" to make dopamine available to their brains? Let's bust ADHD myths.
Coping with Family Holiday Stress in the Time of COVID
There will be disappointments and sadness and anger this holiday season. But there can, and will also, be love.
The Hidden Emotional Trauma Parents Don’t Realize They Inflict
The better we understand our emotions and internal experiences, the better equipped we will be to healthfully navigate whatever life throws our way. The experience of being emotionally validated is the foundation of this "emotional IQ."
Eating My Feelings :: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Eating
So it's no wonder that most of us have used comfort foods to soothe uncomfortable emotions at some point. I mean, it works . . . temporarily. Personally I've eaten away sadness, anger, boredom, anxiety, you name it. And yeah, it helped me to escape my awareness of that feeling . . . temporarily.
The Number One Way to Make Anxiety Worse in Kids and Adults
if my years as a clinical psychologist (and human) have taught me anything, it's that one of our most common reactions to anxiety is what actually makes it WORSE. Yep, way worse.
Mommy’s Top Sleep Mistakes and How to Turn Them Around Tonight
There are also habits of our own we can change to improve sleep. I've narrowed down my top five sleep strategies for moms.