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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 […]

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 […]

Why You Need To Get Your Kids Talking

Why You Need To Get Your Kids Talking

Kids who live with depression, anxiety and/or OCD spend an extraordinary amount of time in their head. Ruminating over negative thoughts, worrying about past and future situations and focusing on scary and sad feelings leaves many children and teens zapped emotionally and physically.  They are […]

5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Without Medication

5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Without Medication

  Anxiety can be a normal part of life.  But for some children and adults it takes over and wreaks havoc on their mind and body.  Leaving the individual paralyzed by fear and unable to focus on anything other than the anxious feelings, catastrophic thoughts and physical symptoms that have […]

5 Natural Ways To Establish Healthy Sleep Routines For Your Child

5 Natural Ways To Establish Healthy Sleep Routines For Your Child

  Sleep can elude the smallest of children.  Many parents struggle to maintain calm evenings in an attempt to give their little ones a restful sleep.  As a result, a time for relaxing and sweet dreams turns to nightmares for all involved.  Dear parents, don’t give up!  Developing […]

How The Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Emotional Health

How The Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Emotional Health

Tired from a night of intense practice, I sat on the dance floor with my friends and we laughed as we unwound the ribbons that curled around our small ankles.  As we pulled our feet from our broken pointe shoes and rolled back the thin layer of […]

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

What is the purpose of your blog? I am hoping to create a change in the conversation surrounding mental health especially for the sake of children.  I grew tired of the public discourse: anti-depressants or not? I didn’t see anyone writing about nutrition.  I didn’t see anyone […]

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

  I will be the first to admit I reward my children with food on the occasion.  I love to find reasons to celebrate.  Ask my mother-in-law.  When she visits I find ways to spice up the day.  Anything and everything can be a reason.  […]