Unraveling Rose
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Unraveling Rose by Brian Wray

It can be really difficult to help children who worry excessively about things. As parents you want to be able to console and comfort them, to wipe away their tears and wish those little minds of theirs could quiet and give them relief from fears, from worries or from struggles. It can be very hard …

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Prescription for behavioral therapy
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Why collaborating with behavioral therapists is better sooner than later

When children have behavior challenges, it is often VERY stressful for parents, siblings, peers and teachers. Misbehavior can lead to calls from daycare or school to pick up the child early. It can also lead to suspensions or expulsions if the child’s behavior is potentially harmful to themselves or others and distracts from educators being …

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Child health Guest blog post Sleep

GUEST BLOG POST: Developing Good Sleep Habits, Step by Step

This is a second guest blog post by Dr. Stephen Boos with Baystate Children’s Hospital Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics clinic (Baystatehealth.org). If you missed his first guest blog post, please make sure to check it out (Developing a Sleep Routine) as it has a wonderful handout for having families make their own visual schedules. Sleep …

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What to Do Series: Not Fair
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What to Do When It’s Not Fair by Jacqueline Toner, PhD & Claire Freehand, PhD

For those of you with more than one child, how many times have you heard, “MOMMY, that’s not fair! He got to choose last time…it’s my turn!” or “DADDY, She got a new (insert object of choice), how come I don’t get one?” Siblings naturally cannot help themselves from comparing what they have to their …

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Mindfulness and children
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Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel

Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular but what is it? The science and evidence behind its application with children and teens is growing. Mindfulness is being aware, moment to moment of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations and the environment around us. We notice these things without judgement. Recognize these sensations and then letting them go. …

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