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11 Things To Say When Kids Cry


It's no secret that hearing our kids cry makes us uncomfortable. Just think about how anxious you feel when your little one tears up without an obvious reason. We know that a newborn's main way to communicate is to cry, yet we still look at it as something to be "fixed". Once that infant becomes a walking, talking toddler, we sometimes expect them to process emotion the way we do, rather than the way they have always...
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coping skills

Self-Compassion as Part of Self-Care


Emotionally sensitive people are often among the most compassionate people you meet. They are compassionate with people they know, strangers, animals, and more, but they often struggle to be compassionate with themselves. They may even resist the idea that showing compassion to themselves is a desirable goal. Is self-compassion an indulgence? Does it need to be "deserved?"

Taking care of your physical health is important for your health. You may feel proud when you eat nutritious food...
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Addiction

Does Therapist-Patient Confidentiality and Privilege Extend to 12-Step Programs?


Twelve-step self-help groups have long preached the concepts of anonymity and confidentiality. In fact, most such groups, regardless of the addiction or issue being treated, end their meetings with the following (or a very similar) statement: “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program. If we are to recover, we must feel free to say what is in our minds and hearts. Therefore, who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave...
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