Category Archives: Parents

Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’: 5 Talking Points for Parents

*Contains some spoilers* When the trailers for Disney/Pixar’s latest project were first released, I was immediately intrigued. A movie about a child’s emotional experiences, from the perspective of the emotions themselves? Sign me up! Inside Out was released this weekend … Continue reading

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APA- Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of school shootings

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what … Continue reading

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‘Sesame Street’ to air hurricane special

It focuses on Big Bird’s loss — his nest is ruined, and after it’s been repaired, he returns home only to find that the nest still isn’t safe for habitation. Kudos to PBS! ‘Sesame Street’ to air hurricane special | … Continue reading

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Correcting a Child Without Criticism

Some time over the summer, I came across a great article on the fine line between correcting and criticizing a child. I say fine line because all too often I have seen and heard parents cross that line without realizing … Continue reading

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