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Parents and child care providers of unvaccinate kids say they've hit rock bottom - https://www.npr.org/2022/01/20/1074182352/unvaccinated-young-kids-child-care-parents-omicron-disruptions
Children's book 'Calvin' explores kid's experience of coming out as transgender - https://www.npr.org/2021/11/11/1054341669/whats-it-like-to-be-seen-as-a-girl-but-feel-like-a-boy-ask-calvin
Children's mental health is now a national emergency, health leaders say - https://www.npr.org/2021/10/20/1047624943/pediatricians-call-mental-health-crisis-among-kids-a-national-emergency
Worried About A Child's Pandemic Weight Gain? Here's What To Do, And What Not To : Shots - Health News - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/16/1025121359/dont-focus-on-kids-weight-gain-focus-on-healthy-habits-instead
Signs Of Depression And Anxiety In Teens, And How To Help : Life Kit - https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/980776808/how-to-talk-and-listen-to-a-teen-with-mental-health-struggles
Two Key Ways Parents Can Raise Kids Who Are Eager To Do Chores : Goats and Soda - https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/05/974069925/are-we-raising-unhelpful-bossy-kids-heres-the-fix
In 'Ambitious Girl,' Meena Harris Reminds Kids: Your Dreams Are Not A Drawback - https://www.npr.org/2021/01/09/954750510/ambitious-girl-reminds-kids-your-dreams-are-not-a-drawback
7 Books To Help You Talk To Kids About Anxiety, Death And Other Tough Topics - https://www.npr.org/2020/12/31/952445588/books-to-share-with-kids-during-tough-times

Raise Me Well is a parenting consultation service Raise Me Well is a parenting consultation service that offers individualized assessment, specifically tailored systems/strategies/techniques, and guided implementation in order to help you determine what will be most effective with your kids.

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Parents and caregivers of young children say they've hit pandemic rock bottom 01/20/2022

Parents and caregivers of young children say they've hit pandemic rock bottom

Parents and child care providers of unvaccinate kids say they've hit rock bottom - https://www.npr.org/2022/01/20/1074182352/unvaccinated-young-kids-child-care-parents-omicron-disruptions

Parents and caregivers of young children say they've hit pandemic rock bottom The people who take care of and educate children under 5 years old, who are too young to be vaccinated, are in a special kind of hell right now.

What's it like to be seen as a girl but feel like a boy? Ask 'Calvin' 11/11/2021

What's it like to be seen as a girl but feel like a boy? Ask 'Calvin'

Children's book 'Calvin' explores kid's experience of coming out as transgender - https://www.npr.org/2021/11/11/1054341669/whats-it-like-to-be-seen-as-a-girl-but-feel-like-a-boy-ask-calvin

What's it like to be seen as a girl but feel like a boy? Ask 'Calvin' Authors JR and Vanessa Ford's experience with their own child coming out inspired the story of the young transgender protagonist in their new children's book.

Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency 10/21/2021

Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency

Children's mental health is now a national emergency, health leaders say - https://www.npr.org/2021/10/20/1047624943/pediatricians-call-mental-health-crisis-among-kids-a-national-emergency

Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency Three leading pediatric health organizations are sounding the alarm about "soaring rates" of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among children and adolescents.

Don't Focus On Kids' Weight Gain. Focus On Healthy Habits Instead 08/16/2021

Don't Focus On Kids' Weight Gain. Focus On Healthy Habits Instead

Worried About A Child's Pandemic Weight Gain? Here's What To Do, And What Not To : Shots - Health News - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/16/1025121359/dont-focus-on-kids-weight-gain-focus-on-healthy-habits-instead

Don't Focus On Kids' Weight Gain. Focus On Healthy Habits Instead Many parents have seen their kids' weight go up after months of disrupted schedules and excess screen time. Here's how to respond, without causing new problems, like body image issues.

How To Talk — And Listen — To A Teen With Mental Health Struggles : Life Kit 03/26/2021

How To Talk — And Listen — To A Teen With Mental Health Struggles : Life Kit

Signs Of Depression And Anxiety In Teens, And How To Help : Life Kit - https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/980776808/how-to-talk-and-listen-to-a-teen-with-mental-health-struggles

How To Talk — And Listen — To A Teen With Mental Health Struggles : Life Kit Over a year into the pandemic, many teens are missing milestones and struggling with their mental health. Here's how to spot red flags and when to get help.

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix 03/06/2021

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

Two Key Ways Parents Can Raise Kids Who Are Eager To Do Chores : Goats and Soda - https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/05/974069925/are-we-raising-unhelpful-bossy-kids-heres-the-fix

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.

Child Psychiatrists Warn That The Pandemic May Be Driving Up Kids' Suicide Risk 02/02/2021

Child Psychiatrists Warn That The Pandemic May Be Driving Up Kids' Suicide Risk

Is The Pandemic Fueling A Rise In Suicide Attempts Among Kids? : Shots - Health News - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/02/962060105/child-psychiatrists-warn-that-the-pandemic-may-be-driving-up-kids-suicide-risk

Child Psychiatrists Warn That The Pandemic May Be Driving Up Kids' Suicide Risk A cluster of suicides in Las Vegas, plus a troubling rise in youth suicide attempts observed in ERs nationwide, is raising fears that the pandemic is fueling a children's mental health crisis.

'Ambitious Girl' Reminds Kids: Your Dreams Are Not A Drawback 01/10/2021

'Ambitious Girl' Reminds Kids: Your Dreams Are Not A Drawback

In 'Ambitious Girl,' Meena Harris Reminds Kids: Your Dreams Are Not A Drawback - https://www.npr.org/2021/01/09/954750510/ambitious-girl-reminds-kids-your-dreams-are-not-a-drawback

'Ambitious Girl' Reminds Kids: Your Dreams Are Not A Drawback When now Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was "accused" of being "too ambitious" on the campaign trail, it spurred her niece, activist and author Meena Harris, into action.

Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help 01/03/2021

Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help

7 Books To Help You Talk To Kids About Anxiety, Death And Other Tough Topics - https://www.npr.org/2020/12/31/952445588/books-to-share-with-kids-during-tough-times

Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help If you feel daunted by the responsibility of shepherding a child through difficult times, don't feel alone: "I'm afraid of those moments as a parent, too," says picture book author Matt de la Peña.

Anxious About The Election? Your Kids Can Tell. Here's How To Talk About It 10/31/2020

Anxious About The Election? Your Kids Can Tell. Here's How To Talk About It

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Election - https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929578004/anxious-about-the-election-your-kids-can-tell-heres-how-to-talk-about-it

Anxious About The Election? Your Kids Can Tell. Here's How To Talk About It Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.

When Do Teens Feel Loved by Their Parents? 10/22/2020

When Do Teens Feel Loved by Their Parents?

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/when_do_teens_feel_loved_by_their_parents?fbclid=IwAR2Ao9lqY__HX9xtuKyhfC3xCp9gVopKL9YKpuverULx1orxjCstz-LonL

When Do Teens Feel Loved by Their Parents? In their drive for independence, teenagers can seem to reject parents. A new study suggests that the key to making them feel loved is to be persistently warm, even in conflict.

'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic 09/30/2020

'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic - https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/918127776/this-is-too-much-working-moms-are-reaching-the-breaking-point-during-the-pandemi

'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic The coronavirus did not create the struggles that working mothers face daily. But it has exacerbated them and made them more visible, forcing women of all income levels to make hard choices.

How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents 09/27/2020

How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/parenting/parental-burnout-pandemic.html

How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents Overwhelmed and overworked parents are on the brink. They need to cut themselves some slack.

The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color 09/17/2020

The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/09/16/913365560/the-majority-of-children-who-die-from-covid-19-are-children-of-color?fbclid=IwAR1a2rFewVy41xiGPrhywx-1aBmrD1WkEqYo55ufCi7NeMV6KPSZ_GwMDDs

The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.

Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive 07/12/2020

Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive

How To Help Kids With Anxiety During The Pandemic : Shots - Health News - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/11/864540377/kids-feel-pandemic-stress-too-heres-how-to-help-them-thrive

Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better.

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19 07/04/2020

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19 : Shots - Health News - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/04/885546281/why-some-young-people-fear-social-isolation-more-than-covid-19

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19 It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.

The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior 06/30/2020

The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/29/873798541/the-wild-card-for-an-in-person-fall-college-student-behavior?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com

The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior College reopening plans all rely on one thing: students following the rules. Some experts worry that's too big of an ask.

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance 06/05/2020

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance Beyond addressing issues of race and racism, this children’s reading list focuses on taking action. It highlights resistance, resilience and activism; and seeks to empower youth to participate in the ongoing movement for racial justice.

The unbearable grief of Black mothers 05/31/2020

The unbearable grief of Black mothers

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/first-person/2020/5/28/21272380/black-mothers-grief-sadness-covid-19?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

The unbearable grief of Black mothers We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Te...

How do I make sure I'm not raising the next Amy Cooper? 05/31/2020

How do I make sure I'm not raising the next Amy Cooper?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/health/parents-raising-white-children-racism-wellness/index.html

How do I make sure I'm not raising the next Amy Cooper? When we don't break white silence with ongoing and explicit teaching about race and racism, and active and persistent modeling of antiracism, we end up raising the Amy Coopers of the next generation.

Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown 05/17/2020

Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown

For Some LGBTQ College Students, Sheltering At Home With Family Can Be Traumatic : Shots - Health News - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/17/856090474/home-but-not-safe-some-lgbtq-young-people-face-rejection-from-families-in-lockdo

Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown For many young people, going to college allows them to finally express their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now with schools closed, many are suffering with families that don't accept them.

With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering 05/14/2020

With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering

Pediatrician Urges Early Reopening Of Schools - https://www.npr.org/2020/05/14/855641420/with-school-buildings-closed-children-s-mental-health-is-suffering

With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering A top pediatrician calls for reopening schools as soon as possible because of the negative impact the shutdown is having on students' learning and mental health.

Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids 05/11/2020

Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids

Answering Your Kid's Questions About Coronavirus With Grover From Sesame Street - https://www.npr.org/2020/05/08/852941811/sesame-streets-grover-on-coping-during-coronavirus-just-for-kids

Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids Hey kids! Sesame Street's Grover is here and he's got some great ideas for making your days brighter during coronavirus. Grover explains how to make virtual play dates more fun, how to daydream and how to be a helper.

School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: 'It's OK To Not Be OK' 04/20/2020

School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: 'It's OK To Not Be OK'

Closed Schools Create More Trauma For Students During Coronavirus - https://www.npr.org/2020/04/20/828026185/school-counselors-have-a-message-for-kids-it-s-ok-to-not-be-ok

School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: 'It's OK To Not Be OK' School counselors say the coronavirus pandemic has so destabilized kids' lives that the result is genuinely traumatic. And closed schools make it harder for counselors to help.

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus 03/15/2020

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html?referringSource=articleShare

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus Adults can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves.

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus 03/08/2020

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus: An Original Comic : Goats and Soda - https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus You may have heard the word "coronavirus" online or on TV. You probably have a lot of questions. Check out our comic to get some answers — and print out a zine version at home.

How to navigate the time change with kids 03/06/2020

How to navigate the time change with kids

https://www.ssmhealth.com/blogs/ssm-health-matters/february-2020/time-change-and-kids?utm_id=comm-20-67

How to navigate the time change with kids The time change can leave you feeling groggy, tired and even moody

Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems 02/20/2020

Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/well/family/why-teenagers-reject-parents-solutions-to-their-problems.html?smid=fb-nytwell&smtyp=cur

Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems It’s usually because we’re not giving them what they’re really looking for.

The Things Parents Don't Talk About With Their Kids ... But Should 10/11/2019

The Things Parents Don't Talk About With Their Kids ... But Should

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/08/767205198/the-things-parents-dont-talk-about-with-their-kids-but-should

The Things Parents Don't Talk About With Their Kids ... But Should A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests when it comes to talking with kids about things such as race, class and gender, parents have some work to do.

Mattel Launches New Gender-Neutral Dolls 09/26/2019

Mattel Launches New Gender-Neutral Dolls

Gender-Neutral Dolls Launched By Mattel - https://www.npr.org/2019/09/25/764363013/mattel-launches-new-gender-neutral-dolls

Mattel Launches New Gender-Neutral Dolls The toy manufacturing giant behind Barbie aims to allow nonbinary youth to play with gender expression in its new line of dolls.

How To Tell If Your Child Needs Therapy 09/23/2019

How To Tell If Your Child Needs Therapy

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-tell-if-your-child-needs-therapy_l_5d41eb12e4b01d8c97859aba?guccounter=2

How To Tell If Your Child Needs Therapy A few key signs your child might need outside help, and how to get started.

The Secret Power of the Children’s Picture Book 09/19/2019

The Secret Power of the Children’s Picture Book

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-power-of-the-childrens-picture-book-11547824940?mod=e2fb

The Secret Power of the Children’s Picture Book Even infants get profound cognitive and behavioral benefits from sharing a vivid story

From 1st Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screen Time Questions 09/19/2019

From 1st Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screen Time Questions

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/16/761315420/from-1st-phones-to-online-porn-answers-to-your-screen-time-questions?utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR19GDc9dlLE2TYuCoGrWqYxaec-u3CaSJTncVPmE-778YY9YSXMs6AU8Xw

From 1st Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screen Time Questions NPR's Life Kit answers parents' questions about their kids' screen use. Education consultant Ana Homayoun says it's all about empowering your kids to make good decisions when you're not around.

Merriam-Webster adds 'they' as nonbinary pronoun 09/18/2019

Merriam-Webster adds 'they' as nonbinary pronoun

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/461755-merriam-webster-adds-they-as-nonbinary-pronoun

Merriam-Webster adds 'they' as nonbinary pronoun Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that it has added the nonbinary pronoun "they" to its dictionary.The nonbinary pronoun is now listed as one of four definitions of the word by the online dictionary company.

Screen Time Studies Parents Should Know About (Guest Post by Meghan Owenz, PhD) - Janet Lansbury 08/26/2019

Screen Time Studies Parents Should Know About (Guest Post by Meghan Owenz, PhD) - Janet Lansbury

https://www.janetlansbury.com/2016/11/screen-time-studies-parents-should-know-about-guest-post-by-meghan-owenz-phd/

Screen Time Studies Parents Should Know About (Guest Post by Meghan Owenz, PhD) - Janet Lansbury There was an enthusiastic response to one of my recent podcast episodes, “The Facts About Kids and Screen Time,” featuring psychologist Meghan Owenz, where we discussed some of Magda Gerber’s opinions — and mine — about screen time and how Meghan’s research confirms those opinions. Megha...

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The fact that you are reading this page assures me that you are a good parent who aspires to be even better one. I can help you achieve this goal by gaining a thorough understanding of you and your family, identifying your strengths and how to enhance and utilize them, increasing your awareness of what may be contributing to difficulties, developing creative solutions to address your concerns, and building your confidence and comfort in implementing such effective strategies.

In each stage of parenting, I can help you find creative, respectful, successful ways to guide your child. I can offer unique guidance and solutions that are shown to be effective. I can guide you in implementing these strategies and offer follow-up support and trouble shooting techniques.

Disclaimer: This page, its content (including any information or referrals provided by users) is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, therapeutic or other advice. The owner(s) of this webpage and/or website make no representations or warranties and expressly disclaim any and all liability concerning any treatment or action by any person following the information or referrals offered or provided within or through this webpage and/or website. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist one on one. IMPORTANT: Call 911 or your local emergency provider if you feel like harming yourself or someone else.

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