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Being a Mom

Importance of Routine and Structure for Toddlers

​Toddlers thrive when their life is mostly predictable and stable. Having a routine of daily activities helps toddlers to feel safe and secure. This is a necessity for toddlers as they need to have a sense of security in order to grow and that being said, it is still okay to change things up from time to time. Toddlers also need to learn to be able to handle surprises and be flexible...
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Service Can Cause Stress or Relieve It

Stress in business can come from many sources: from finances, bosses, employees, or customers/clients/patients (depending on what your type of business calls "end-users"), just to name a few. Workplace stress is not a new concept. It's been around for as long as people have worked, or for basically as long as people have inhabited this planet. But how we interact with all of the people we come into contact while conducting our business can increase or decrease our stress levels and the stress...
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Mental Illness

Paranoia and Death Threats in Vegas

In the aftermath of the mass killings in Las Vegas, many people have been harassing and hurling death threats at victims of the killing spree. It seems that conspiracy theorists have come up with a theory that the whole event was staged by the government in order to provide another reason for gun control. By staging this event in which 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded, the deep liberal state...
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Smile Therapy

Is it fair or kind to ask someone who's depressed to try and smile?

Is this something a supportive friend or even a therapist should do?

Smile Studies

You may have heard that you use fewer muscles to smile than you do to frown, but that isn't necessarily true–the actual evidence seems hard to pin down. However, what is true is that when you smile, you improve your mood.
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Child Anxiety

Child Anxiety: An Interview with Natasha Daniels

I had the pleasure of interviewing child therapist, Natasha Daniels, about four common questions about anxious children. Check out her wonderful insight below. 1. Do toddlers really have anxiety? Isn't it just a phase or developmental stage to be fearful or worried?

Yes, toddlers are fearful little people and it is normal for them to have many fears. However, when a toddler has a hard time functioning because of their fears – it is more likely anxiety.

Anxiety has...
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Child Anxiety

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, "I don't want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don't make me go." You cringe and think, Here we go again. What should be a simple morning routine explodes into a daunting challenge.

You look at Timmy and see genuine terror. You want to comfort him. You want to ease the excessive worry that's...
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Child Anxiety

How I Found My Grit (And Now Pass It On To Others)

Growing up, I wanted to be just like my older brother. He was a whiz in school, a tennis prodigy, and had oodles of friends. As I saw it, my brother was great at everything. Although I loved him dearly, I grew tired of living in the shadow of his eminence. So at the ripe age of 7, I made a decision. I too was going to achieve greatness. The plan was simple:...
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Child Anxiety

Forget Positive Thinking – Try This to Curb Teen Anxiety

"I didn’t get invited to Julie's I'm such a loser."

"I missed the nothing ever goes my way."

"My science teacher wants to see I must be in trouble." These are the thoughts of a high school student named James. You wouldn't know it from his thoughts, but James is actually pretty popular and gets decent grades. Unfortunately, in the face of adversity, James makes a common error; he falls into what I...
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