Posts archive for September, 2014

10 Tips to Reduce Child Stress and Fears

1. Validate, Don’t Reassure Reassurances are well intended. However, they cause harm instead of helping.  No matter how nicely couched or well put, reassurances give the message your child’s fear is unfounded and adds anxiety as children become anxious about having the anxiety. Validation, showing that you understand and commiserating […]

Read more

Five Ways To Help Someone Who Is Grieving

Several weeks ago, we talked about what the grieving process looks like, what we can do for ourselves when we are grieving, and when we need to make the decision to get ourselves some help.  But from that conversation, another question arose.  What can we do for someone we care […]

Read more