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Parents Tips

VALIDATION: THE PARENTING TOOL THAT HELPS KIDS LEARN EMOTION REGULATION…

Validation is one of the most powerful parenting tools, and yet it is often left out of traditional behavioral parent training programs.

How Play Helps Kids Navigate Difficult Times

Last week when I called my kids down for breakfast, they didn’t want to come. They had pulled out all of their stuffed animals and were completely absorbed in pretend...

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media

Most teens and many preteens use some form of social media and have a profile on a social networking site. Many visit these sites every day. There are plenty of good...

Teaching Tips

TEACHING AND VALIDATING YOUR CHILD’S FEELINGS

Calm down, you’re okay! What does that really mean?  If I would have told my three-year-old that in the middle of Target while she was screaming and melting down…. would she have known what I...

Beyond “Thank You:” Helping Your Five-Year-Old Understand and Express Gratitude

Gratitude involves both feeling and expressing our thankfulness; it means we show our appreciation for others. According to the Harvard Healthbeat, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal...

Helping Students Find the Truth in Social Media

Middle and high school students love interacting with social media, but how can they know if what they’re seeing and sharing is accurate?