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What HBO's Big Little Lies taught us about climate change anxiety

Climate change has been an increasingly prevalent topic of conversation and concern as articles circulate the internet and paint a bleak picture about the future of our planet.

Alongside these news article...

July 8, 2019

How to navigate the decision to proceed with a divorce with your child's best interest in mind.

By Lexie Sikes, LMSW

Therapist, HeadFirst Counseling

It is never easy for a couple to decide they are going to divorce. However, the statistics still show about 40 to 50 percen...

5 Ways to Create More Empathetic Children

Are you a parent that wants to cultivate a sensitive side to your child? Monkey see monkey do in these 5 ways to create more empathetic children.

Keyword(s): Empathetic

As a parent, you've got the most important job in the world-...

Raising resilient and positive children by fostering their development of self-esteem and self-worth.

Self-esteem is essential for healthy development in children. Without positive self-esteem, children do not grow in the most optimal manner or develop a healthy and acc...

Help! There is a Threenager in My Home!

As your child transitions from 3 to 3 ½, the cooperative, easy going attitude of your child seems to evaporate overnight and is replaced by a child that is more demanding, controlling, and rigid.

Welcome to the threenage period of...

Learn the tell-tale signs of childhood anxiety and ways to respond to encourage growth and resolution within your child.

Childhood anxiety is on the rise. The latest numbers show that somewhere around 15-20% of children experience anxiety symptoms before the age of 12,...

How to Survive a Temper Tantrum: Learning to Connect to Your Child Before You Redirect

Kids cry. A lot. Sometimes they cry for no apparent reason. Other times they cry because you have asked them to do something they do not want to do. No matter what the cause, hearing...

Coding and Kids- How to Parent in a Technology Focused World

When to introduce your child to coding games and intellectually stimulating activities.

There is no denying the fact that we live in a technology-filled world. Children of all ages are exposed to technology fro...

Unstructured Play Time and Healthy Brain Development

Using play to help your child reach optimal development.

Children are born with an innate desire to expand and explore their environment. Play is a child’s natural language and is medium for which the child assimilates...

Learn to recognize signs of anxiety in your child.

Does your child complain of frequent headaches or stomach aches? If a visit to the pediatrician rules out any physical causes, anxiety may be the underlying culprit.

Childhood anxiety often first manifests as physical sy...

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