Author: Danielle Miller

Rethinking Depression And Sadness: What You Need To Know

Rethinking Depression And Sadness: What You Need To Know

Sadness doesn’t always mean depression and depression doesn’t always mean sadness. I am writing about this today because it’s important for parents to understand depression doesn’t always look like what we would expect to find.  Most of us are taught to look for overarching sadness […]

Drastically Reduce Anxiety With This Intervention

Drastically Reduce Anxiety With This Intervention

Anxiety can leave a person feeling as if they are drowning.  It sweeps over the body with intensity – each wave larger than the next.  But how you think about each wave completely changes whether you sink or swim.  And it is as simple as that.  […]

Improve Your Child’s Focus With Natural Interventions

Improve Your Child’s Focus With Natural Interventions

  School: Sit.  Study.  Sit.  Study.  After school: Scheduled organized activity.  Sit. Study.  It is no wonder our children and teens have difficulty focusing when nearly their entire day is centered around sitting and staring at chalk boards, computers, phones and televisions.  And when they […]

Do This And Feel Better About Yourself As A Parent

Do This And Feel Better About Yourself As A Parent

If you don’t struggle as a parent then you must be doing something wrong.  Or that is what I like to tell myself on the occasion.  Okay, weekly.  Maybe make that daily.  Child therapist or not, I struggle.  In fact because I do carry that […]

Help Your Child Soak Away Anxiety And Stress

Help Your Child Soak Away Anxiety And Stress

  Reducing anxiety and chronic stress can be as easy as drawing a bath.  The antidote: magnesium in the form of Epsom Salt. 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium.   Once an abundant nutrient found in our soil, magnesium has rapidly declined in our […]

How A Hug Promotes Calmness

How A Hug Promotes Calmness

  Hug it out.  No really. Hug it out.  There is a simple reason why we crave human contact and affection – it calms us.  A hug from a safe, caring adult sets off a cascade of biology that recalibrates our child’s body.  The same […]

Help Your Child Stop An Anxiety Attack Immediately

Help Your Child Stop An Anxiety Attack Immediately

    Quick Tip: If your child is experiencing an anxiety attack; try having her/him hold a handful of ice. The sudden shift in body temperature helps shift the brain back into the current moment. If you are a teen or adult; jump into a […]

The Moms Of Moods And Foods 4 Kids

The Moms Of Moods And Foods 4 Kids

Tell me a little bit about your background and family? My husband and I have three little boys (7, 6, and 3) and live just outside of Chicago. I am a former middle school/high school teacher who eventually went into educational publishing and software development. I […]

3 Ways Your Teen’s Mental Health Impacts Their Sexual Health For Life

3 Ways Your Teen’s Mental Health Impacts Their Sexual Health For Life

Not many topics can make parents possibly more uncomfortable than those of sexual health and mental health.  But I am about to tell you why you should adjust your comfort meter and snuggle in for a chat. First of all, we don’t want any confusion.  […]

Try This Free Antidepressant With Your Kids

Try This Free Antidepressant With Your Kids

When children and adults are living with depression it can be difficult to motivate yourself and family to move.  But move you must. Exercise is proven to be as effective if not more effective than medication in the treatment of depression.  Absolute fact.  NCBI illustrates […]