Stress Management and Self Care

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. – Katie Reed If your teen has ever said . . . “No one understands me” “I’m ugly” “No one gets me” “I feel everyone judges me” “I’m not good enough” Then he/she is likely experiencing emotional difficulties that might […]

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Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

Our minds and body are connected, every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and being changed by them. Understanding the mind body connection allows us to have an affect not […]

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The One Magic Word That Turns Negative Self-Talk Around

Parents instinctively know that calling a child “stupid” can have a negative influence on that child. As it turns out, a child calling him/herself “stupid” can have the same effect. When kids engage in negative self-talk, it may sound like: I’m no good at this. I can’t do it, it’s too hard. I’ll never learn. Because we love our […]

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The Power of Play

The power of play! It is healing and a universal need for human happiness. At James Mason, we use this powerful tool with our kids to help them find their joy, connect to others and heal their pain. We have marshmallow fights, we dance, we sing, throw water balloons and teach them how to be […]

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How to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

This article by Meghan Owenz was shared from the Gottman Relationship Blog When emotions run high, people do and say things they normally would not. When you’re a young child, this is what you do all the time. Emotional self-regulation, a large component of emotional intelligence, is the ability to manage one’s experience and expression of […]

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Why you shouldn’t give your phone/iPad to your child when they are in distress

We are sharing this article By: Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT Clinical Director of Crosswinds In-Home Family Counseling from crosswinds.org Brooke is a practicing marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, and mom of four young children who are learning distress tolerance skills without technology pacifiers every day. A millennial mom posed the question to a baby boomer mom: […]

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Parent Guide to the Mysterious Teenager

The teenage years can be mystifying for parents.  New research offers explanations for some of these mysteries. Once seen as a time for parents to step back, adolescence is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to be tuned in and emotionally connected. Research makes it possible to identify four important phases in the development of intellectual, […]

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