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Helping kids deal with disappointment

There are some good approaches to take, and some to avoid, that can help us emerge from this with more skills to deal with life’s disappointments as they come.

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Three tips for a smooth back-to-school transition

For a smooth back-to-school transition, make sure you talk to your child about the transition, identify potential stressors and try a “dress rehearsal” to get them used to the routine.

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Expert advice on identifying, improving your child’s anxiety

How do you know if your child’s anxiety level is above average? Psychiatrist Dr. Laura Willing weighs in.

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How to talk to your child about mental health

As a parent, it can be challenging to find the right words to have a tough conversation with your kids, but there are a few tips that can help you both feel comfortable.

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Anxiety: How to make things easier for your child and yourself

Anxiety in our kids isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s the avoidance behaviors that anxiety brings out that can be problematic.