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The Role of Mindful Parenting in Individual and Social Decision-Making in Children

Children are confronted with an increasing amount of choices every day, which can be stressful. Decision-making skills may be one of the most important “21st century skills” that children need to master to ensure success. Many aspects of decision-making, such … Continue reading

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Bonding with baby: what it should feel like and how long it may take

We often assume that giving birth triggers immediate feelings of joy and unconditional love that last a lifetime. But after a long and painful delivery, not every parent feels immediately attracted to the wrinkled and crying newborn who desperately wants … Continue reading

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Helicopter Parenting May Negatively Affect Emotional Well-Being and Behavior of Children

It’s natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them, according to new research published by … Continue reading

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Parenting in a Pandemic

I am a graduate student in coursework, and I am also the parent of a 2-year-old. With offices and daycares closed due to COVID-19, my typical workday is shortened and often interrupted with requests to walk to the park, read … Continue reading

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For a child, being carefree is intrinsic to a well-lived life

Some people are lucky enough to look back at their childhood with affection for a time in life without much stress and anxiety. They might think of long hours spent playing in the backyard free of worry, or pursuing projects … Continue reading

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Coronavirus School Closures: An Educational Opportunity

A pandemic is never a good thing. It’s a terrible thing. But maybe some good can come from it. Anything that disrupts our usual ways of being can lead us to try new ways of being, ways that might, in … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Anxious Child About the Coronavirus

It is hard to go anywhere these days without hearing someone talk about the novel coronavirus. Here are some of the things I have heard over the past week: “We are all about to die.” — Teenagers leaving a message … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Thrive During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During this coronavirus pandemic, I have been conducting an ever-increasing number of online consultations and parent coaching sessions. What I am seeing more and more frequently are parents who are struggling with trying to juggle being homebound, attend to their … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Time of the Coronavirus

The newly emerged coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) is probably all you are reading or thinking about these days. And for good reason. There is no specific treatment or vaccine available, and we are essentially all susceptible. We don’t know much about … Continue reading

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How Are Children and Teens Learning About Coronavirus?

Children and teens learn much about their world from screen-based media, and that is where they are learning about coronavirus. They may be actively watching television, searching the internet or social media, or overhearing their parent’s radio on the drive … Continue reading

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