Help for anxiety | Using Decision Making skills to help your anxious child

Help for anxiety | Using Decision Making skills to help your anxious child

Help for anxiety | Using Decision Making skills to help your anxious child
Anxiety is the anticipation of a future threat and one’s ability to cope with that threat. Throughout childhood it is normal to experience some anxiety about upcoming changes, unknown environments, or participating in a public presentation. Anxiety can even be motivating to prepare adequately for the future. […]

Three things I learned when communicating with kids

Three things I learned when communicating with kids

Three things I learned when communicating with kids
The Skill of Effective Communication is used in all of the other skills taught by Smarter Parenting. This one skill can help you connect more effectively with your children, spouse, and others. It is not easy and takes a lot of practice, but will definitely be well worth the effort.

LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

These are the three things that I learned while using this skill with my family.
1. Eye Contact
You can engage more effectively if you look the person in the eyes. […]

What is therapy | What to expect

What is therapy | What to expect

What is therapy | What to expect
What is therapy and what should parents expect from children going to therapy? We answer these questions below and provide suggestions for parents to help them find the best treatment for their child.

What is therapy
Therapy is a technique where a trained and licensed mental health professional works with an individual to resolve an issue involving mental health. The purpose of treatment is to heal a mental health disorder. […]

How to keep kids safe online | 6 safety tips for kids

How to keep kids safe online | 6 safety tips for kids

How to keep kids safe online | 6 safety tips for kids
Internet access is available to children all around the globe. It can be a positive thing and also dangerous. Because most children are naive, innocent and gullible, most parents ask themselves how they can keep their kids safe while they are online.

Many children today are exposed to computers at a very early age. Mothers and fathers may not even be aware of the online dangers and how to avoid them.

There is much good to be found online. […]

Reduce anxiety in children through Role-play

Reduce anxiety in children through Role-play

Reduce anxiety in children through Role-play
Anxiety in children is classified by persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worrying about future events. This can manifest in physical, behavioral, and emotional ways making it difficult for your child to function normally in various environments. One way to help children cope with their anxiety is by preparing for the event they are worried about. Role-play provides the perfect opportunity to practice how to appropriately calm down before a situation occurs. […]

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Month: February 2018