Category: Parenting

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Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Mental Health Crisis

Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Mental Health Crisis

How Stress and Anxiety Has Contributed to a Generation of “Avoiders” and “Isolators” Young men are experiencing quarter-life crises at an alarming rate. Men are struggling to graduate college, step into the workforce, step into independent adulthood, and deal with adversity and setbacks in life. But what is behind this epidemic of failure to launch guys? Psych Bytes presents a...

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How to Teach Empathy to Kids

How to Teach Empathy to Kids

I love and enjoy what I do, I teach parents how to have difficult conversations with their children. Teaching them on how to keep the line of communication free and clear. However, in recent events I find myself having to teach parents to deal with racism or better yet how to respond to it. How...

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Guidance for the New Kid and Their Parents

Guidance for the New Kid and Their Parents

Back to School Guidance for the New Kid As schools around the US start a new year, many kids are going through the experience of being the new kid. Almost every person has been in this position, whether it is a new school due to relocation or simply due to advancing grades. I have been...

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Parent’s Guide to Back to School Worries: Helping Your Anxious Child

Parent’s Guide to Back to School Worries: Helping Your Anxious Child

The start of the new school year brings an expected degree of excitement and stress for all students.  For the anxious child, however, back to school jitters can go into hyperdrive generating a worry whirlwind of “What if’s” that can overwhelm both children and parents. Well-intentioned parents often default to reassuring statements, such as “Don’t...

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What To Do With My Smart Child

What To Do With My Smart Child

If you’re reading this, it’s safe to say that you are one of those parents that want the best for your kid. Your child has high potential to excel academically, but how do you best nurture this potential? Here are a few tips on how to help your child climb the academic ladder most effectively....

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Helping Your Child Manage Back to School Stress

Helping Your Child Manage Back to School Stress

Going Back to School It’s that time of year again. School supply lists are in stores and back to school sales are being advertised. Teacher assignments are in the mail and students are learning their new schedules. Summer is nearly over and the new school year is about to start. All of this means lots...

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Back to School Success: 5 Tips for Children with Learning Differences

Back to School Success: 5 Tips for Children with Learning Differences

Back to School Success: Starting the Year Right The commercials have started advertising back to school sales, the days that initially seemed endless with the possibility in June have suddenly gotten shorter now that August has started, and many parents, counselors, teachers, and children are envisioning a new classroom reality in just a few short...

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Developing a Growth Mindset: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 3

Developing a Growth Mindset: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 3

This is the third of a six-part series that helps parents raise more resilient kids. Parents have the opportunity to help their younger kids, teens, or young adults become more resilient and deal with whatever life throws at them. Click here to read “Parenting in a Scary World: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 1”, the first...