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Child Anxiety

3 Powerful Ways to Turn Your Child’s Mistakes into Springboards for Success


“Wow, she’s a natural at soccer.”

 “He's like a math prodigy!”

 “Did you see how well she plays the violin? And she’s only five.”

Growing up, I was in awe of children and adults alike who displayed raw talent in sports, academics, music, and other areas. In fact, I thought such talent was the only path to success.

Don’t get me wrong—My mom attempted to influence me with the truism, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.”...
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Child Anxiety

Taking a Child from Cranky To Calm – 6 Strategies


From road rage to Black Friday brawls, even adults occasionally struggle with regulating their emotions. After all, the world can be a stressful, confusing and overwhelming place. Now imagine being a toddler faced with the same challenges, except your brain lacks the ability to help you calm these unpleasant feelings.

As humans transition from infancy to adulthood, we go through many milestones, including the development of self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate emotions. Caregivers...
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