Posts Tagged: Children

Helping Young Children Manage Emotions

How often do we find ourselves telling our children to calm down? It sounds so simple, and yet calming down is a very hard thing for most adults to do, let alone children. Managing difficult emotions truly is a skill, and one that we’re not just born with. As babies, we have very little ability… Read more »

Using Mindfulness to Reduce Parenting Stress

Picture this: you walk in the door after a long day at work and are greeted by a howling infant and two toddlers screaming, “Mommy, we’re cleaning, we’re cleaning! Mommy—WE’RE CLEANING!!!” As you turn your head to peer deeper into the house, you see what they’re “cleaning”—every single toy light enough to carry has been… Read more »

The first report card has come out and my child is struggling . . . could it be ADHD?

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is fairly common, affecting approximately 5-7% of school aged children and 1-7% of adults worldwide. Criteria for ADHD includes pervasive problems with attention and concentration, often in combination with hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Individuals with ADHD often have difficulties with foresight… Read more »