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OMG! I Only Got a 95: Taming Test Anxiety

Preteens & Teens
School Challenges

Your 13-year-old has a math test tomorrow, and she’s stressing out about it. You wonder why, given that she’s always excelled in math. “But mom,” she says, “what if I don’t get above a 95?” What if she doesn’t? Why is this so important to her …….


Posted by Ellie Pelc on April 10, 2014

Five Common Misunderstandings, Fears, and Facts about ADHD

Discipline & Behavior
Special Challenges

#1 My child’s 2nd grade teacher diagnosed him with ADHD. Fact: Teachers are incredible sources of valuable information about children’s socioemotional and behavioral functioning throughout the day. However, only qualified health care professionals…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on May 19, 2014

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Who Me?

Discipline & Behavior
Parents Tips
Toddlers

A new study out of McGill University re-evaluated an age-old question about children’s honesty over their misbehaviors.* Researchers observed hundreds of children between the ages of 4 and 8. The children were individually told that there was a toy…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on February 23, 2015

Mindfulness and Parenting: A Winning Combination

Parents Tips

What if I told you that there was a technique that would help you reduce anxiety and stress, and improve your parenting skills and your compassion for both yourself and others with as little as 10 minutes of practice a day? This technique is called…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on June 24, 2015

Five Questions to Empower You When Considering a Therapist for Your Child

Occupational Therapy
Preteens & Teens
School Challenges
Special Challenges

Have you ever wondered if your child may benefit from seeing a therapist? Or, has a teacher or family member ever suggested that a therapist could be helpful in supporting your child in his or her development? Children and families benefit from…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on October 13, 2015

Don’t go!—Recognizing Separation Anxiety in Your School Age Child

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
School Challenges
Special Challenges

From the first day of life humans are social beings. Upon a separation from a caregiver a baby rightfully senses danger and their nervous system pumps hormones, cortisol, and adrenaline through the body to activate the flight or fight response….


Posted by Ellie Pelc on March 3, 2016

Tokens, Points, and Stickers, Oh My! Top 3 Pitfalls of Behavior Goal-Setting

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

As the new school year approaches, many parents are dusting off their child’s sticker charts and behavior systems in hopes of kicking off the upcoming school year right. Behavior systems can be incredible tools to foster emotional growth and skill…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on August 15, 2016

Taming Your Anxious Child’s Worry Monster

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Special Challenges

Nearly all children will have fears or worries at some point during childhood—fears of the dark, of heights, of spiders, or monsters. But for up to a third of children and adolescents, their fears become profound and can develop into an anxiety…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on March 23, 2017

Nurturing a Gritty Kid

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

Grit, as defined by world-renowned psychologist Dr. Angela Duckworth, PhD, is “our passion and perseverance for long-term goals.” It’s the effort, commitment, and determination to adapt in the face of challenge and nevertheless persist. Current…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on August 11, 2017

Announcing New Post-Adoptive Parenting Support Group!

Adoption/Post-Adoption
News

Parenting is notoriously deemed both one of the toughest and the most important jobs. For families created through adoption, a range of unique challenges frequently arise throughout a child’s identity development. Whether you find yourself puzzled…


Posted by Ellie Pelc on December 27, 2017

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