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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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Child Anxiety

11 Inspiring Quotes to Quell Anxiety

Sometimes it takes the words of others to soothe our own soul. If you're feeling anxious or have an anxious child, write a few of these down or print them out and keep them handy.

1. "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." ~William James 2. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." ~Henry...
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Child Anxiety

A Mindful Minute: A Funny-Looking, But Powerful, Breathing Exercise for Kids


" are are you doing what I ew, are you Are you picking your nose? AAAAAAAH!"

This might be the reaction you get along with fits of giggles from kids learning a powerful, albeit funny-looking, ancient yogic breathing exercise. It's a great thing that kids find this technique fun(ny) as it encourages them to engage in mindful breathing.

What is it?


In Sanskrit, this technique is called Nadi Shodhan Pranayama (nadi = energy channel;...
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Child Anxiety

3 Ways to Respond to Your Anxious Child’s What-If Questions


"What if I don't get asked to the dance?"

"What if you run out of gas and can't pick me up from school?"

"What if we get robbed?"


"What [insert your child's anxious thought here]?"

If your child's anxious, it's likely they do something I like to call what-iffing. This is the tendency to ponder possible future scenarios and then worry about them excessively in the form of 'what if' questions. As a parent, you also worry...
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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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