child anxiety

Recently, a mother from Manhattan posted on Facebook that she was looking for recommendations for a child psychologist for her daughter: “She has always been an anxious child, needing to be reassured of things, but recently it’s become increasingly worse. She becomes alarmed and scared if she doesn’t see someone at pick up right away,…

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tantrum emotional regulation in children

Rebecca is sprawled on the floor, thrashing, the hairs of her undone ponytail wet against her tear-stained cheeks. Between hysterical cries and moments of holding her breath, the child exclaims, “I want that doll!” While Mommy’s nerves may get frazzled from the heightened noise levels, Rebecca’s tantrum may not only be appropriate but also a…

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Parenting and screen time - why it is such a hard balance

This is Part 2 of our post on children and screen time. Part 1 dealt with the impact of screen time on your child’s brain and sensory development. This part gives a practical approach to developing and moderating your child’s screen time habits in a way that’s healthy for them, for you and for your…

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