Asking teachers for help

By Mia Gold-Rosenberg, LMSW A new school year means a new classroom, new teachers, and new friends. Getting into the routine of a new school year can be intimidating, causing kids to feel anxious and become fearful to ask for help. When kids are afraid to ask for help, they can start to fall behind

Cool Kids

Remember that time, at school, when all the cool kids were sitting together? Talking and laughing? When you desperately wanted to join in, but were left out of the fun? Remember how painful it was? Maybe something similar is happening to your child right now. Maybe something like that is happening to you? Here are

Five Tips To Turn Your Child’s I Can’t into I Can

By Mia Gold-Rosenberg, LMSW   Every day children face obstacles that make them feel that no matter what they just cannot do it. They can’t get up in the morning. They can’t do their homework. They can’t exercise. They can’t eat healthy. They can’t engage in the lesson during class. They just can’t. All of these

Coping With Anger in Children

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Children have very strong emotions. Anger is one of them. As a parent, you can help your child deal with his or her anger and develop strategies that last a lifetime. How you deal with your own anger also plays a vital role in this. Interacting with an angry child is an opportunity to do a lot

Death is a very difficult subject for all of us. We commonly don’t know how to deal with our feelings, we often respond in unexpected ways and ultimately, we struggle to make sense of it. For ourselves. And it is even more difficult to help your kids cope with death, particularly the loss of a loved

In a busy, and sometimes stressful, life we all need positive coping strategies like taking a walk in nature, scheduling breaks, listening to music, taking a deep breath, practicing mindfulness meditation, engaging creativity, talking to a good friend, or taking a bath. But which strategy is right for which kind of situation? How effective is it

Bridging the communication gap with your children

You’re sitting at the dinner table together with your child, when you decide to ask him about his day today at school. A simple request that doesn’t require too difficult an answer, you would imagine. However, he only answers with short, vague, and often contradictory responses. To an outside observer, it would appear as if

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