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Child Anxiety

How to Consciously Parent an Anxious Child with 3 Powerful Tools


I recently had the honor of sitting down for a chat with Dr. Shefali Tsabary, pioneer of the conscious parenting movement. Conscious parenting is based on the idea that children have the power to spark a transformation so deep within a parent that we begin to learn and grow alongside them. In other words, raising children is also very much about raising ourselves as parents.

I asked for her insight on raising anxious children through the...
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Child Anxiety

11 Superpowers of Highly Sensitive Children


So you’re a highly sensitive child—you’re affected by loud noises, you don’t love crowded places, you’re more likely to notice different scents, and you might even have very particular eating tendencies. You process information and your environment, including sound, sight, smell, touch, and taste more deeply than others. While it’s true that your nervous system is on high alert - and sometimes the world can feel too big, too loud, too mean, or...
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Anger Management

26 Phrases to Calm an Angry Child


Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from anger management skills. As parents, we lay the foundation for this skill set by governing our own emotions in the face an angry outburst. Next time you are dealing with a tantrum from a toddler, or cold shoulder from a teen, put your best foot forward by trying...
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General

19 Ways Not to Say ‘No’ to Your Children

If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, you will notice one thing—improvisational actors rarely use the word "No" on stage. This is because "No" will stop the scene dead in its tracks, every single time.

Imagine there are two actors sharing a scene. The first actor says, “Whoa, there must be a zillion stars in the sky.”

The second actor replies, “No, I see none.” That’s it. The idea has...
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