Picky eating can drive a parent up a wall! If you have a child who is a picky eater you know this well. The fear that your child will become ill or starve, or that you will be deemed a harmful parent becomes overwhelming. And, the endless effort it takes to get your child to eat becomes exhausting. Fortunately, there are some simple changes you can make at home to help your child. [Read more…]
We know a lot about depression these days. Officially Major Depressive Disorder – single episode or recurrant, mild/moderate/severe. You can read about the symptoms here. We also know more than we ever have about depression in children. And, we know that the foundation for being at risk of developing depression begins early in childhood. [Read more…]
Did you know that anxiety is contagious? Well, not in the germy way like a bad head cold. It’s contagious in the teaching/learning way. Your children learn it and you can guess who they are most likely to learn it from. Yes, they learn it from their best teachers, their parents.
“But our whole family has it”, you say. “My mom had it. My dad was a real worry wart. And, I have it and now our son has it. That must mean it’s genetic, right?” [Read more…]