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  • 8/21/2014 Without Hugs, What Else Have We Lost? Kids need hugs and comfort to form healthy attachments in life and a sense of security to explore. It’s especially true when kids are distressed or frightened or when they’re separated from mom, dad, the primary caregiver, or a secure environment. In the 1930s, John Bowlby, a psychiatrist, made this observation while treating emotionally disturbed children […] more>
  • 8/19/2014 Kars4Kids Backpack Giveaway UPDATE: In addition to backpacks, Kars4Kids will be giving out a limited number of quality uniform shirts, vests, and sweaters at the Friday event. These aren’t just ANY old shirts, vests, and sweaters. They are from the awesome children’s fashion king, French Toast, and come in white, yellow, and light blue.  And just to top it […] more>
  • 8/14/2014 School Anxiety: Fear of Failure To many, I present as a calm, composed individual. There are times when I can be a bundle of nerves. I’ve been through child birth six times and two combat deployments as an army wife. Yet, there are two things that send me into a full-blown panic attack–the sound of the dentist’s drill and heights. So when […] more>
  • 8/8/2014 Parenting With a Chronically Ill Spouse You and your spouse have plans, big plans for your retirement, for your children, and for your family. You have expectations. Suddenly, everything changes. Your spouse develops some mysterious symptoms that evolve into full-blown illness. It’s a persistent, chronic illness that leaves him weak and in pain, irritable, and emotionally unavailable. While his doctors play […] more>
  • 8/1/2014 How Do You Deal With Campsickness? The summer is at its midpoint and at many camps, first session is over. If your child returned home a little mopey, you may have to unpack some emotional baggage in addition to his moldy duffle bag. You may also notice some odd behaviors that require a little more patience. Your child might listen to the camp’s […] more>
  • 7/30/2014 Maternal Fears: Your Child Smells it On You Maternal fears are primal, instinctual; ready to be unleashed at the first sign of danger, either real or perceived. Imagine this scenario: a door opens as a child’s pudgy fingers linger much too close to the door hinge. Her mother is nearby. Mom’s heart beats faster. She gasps and cries, “Watch out!” quickly moving the […] more>
  • 7/23/2014 Are You Sabotaging Your Child’s Summer Camp Experience?   Are you sabotaging your child’s summer camp experience? “Of course not,” you laugh. “What parent does that?” You throw your head back and laugh off the ridiculousness of that premise. You are, after all, a hip, more in-touch parent. You talk to your child about everything—drugs, peer pressure, STDs, and bullying. You’ve read the […] more>
  • 7/21/2014 What are the Signs Your Child is Troubled? Before I became a parent I had always imagined that the hardest part of raising and caring for another human being would be primarily physical. When my kids were infants and then toddlers it felt like an almost herculean task to keep them fed, clean, gas-free and safe. I remember rolling into bed after a […] more>
  • 7/17/2014 EDU Review 7/17/2014 EDU Review The latest trends in education and parenting          July 17, 2014 Summertime is a time to dream about different places, cultures, things to do and be. It’s a time to shake off preconceptions and explore with an open mind things you’ve never thought about before. At least not in depth. Take for instance, travel. […] more>
  • 7/16/2014 Maternal Separation Anxiety: It’s Hard to Let Go At many overnight camps, this past Sunday was visiting day. If you went to visit your child, you should have found a markedly more relaxed, sunburnt, mosquito-bitten child from the one you put on the camp bus. Your child was probably eager to share a dozen or more stories of new experiences she had—the zip […] more>