3 Tips for Navigating the Holidays

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As holidays approach, my thoughts turn to the “mixed bag” that the holiday season can produce. Positive elements, such as celebration, connecting with family, and spiritual reflection are often rivaled by feelings of anxiety, strain and even painful memories. I would like to offer 3 tips for parents on how to negotiate common “Holiday Challenges”….

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Parents’ Guide to Anxiety and CBT

WHAT IS ANXIETY? Anxiety is a NORMAL EMOTION that helps us cope with difficult, challenging, or dangerous situations. Anxiety is COMMON in regular life and can help us get things done or warns us when there is a problem (example: worry about getting a good grade on a test can help motivate us to study…

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Bullying Prevention Resources

Courtesy of Michael D. Yapko, PH. Here is a valuable list of website resources regarding bullying and how to make a difference. These resources will be of interest to parents, teachers and even young people. http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/ Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center – The National Bullying Prevention month campaign was started by this organization in 2006….

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Body Talk with Friends

Introduction: Our circle of friends is often a safe place to feel included and accepted. We can laugh. We can cry. We can roll our eyes with our friends. What happens when our friendly conversations turn into body bashing–or what I call negative body talk? Ever heard (or made) comments like: “I hate how my…

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