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teen stress guest Roni Cohen-Sandler

When young girls enter adolescence, they report high levels of stress and self-doubt about school, extracurricular activities, friendships and their appearance. What factors contribute to teen stress and how is it different for girls and boys? Most important, what can we do to ease the stress and help our girls find more joy and confidence…

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KARE_stress in children

Stress is inevitable at any age, and that isn’t all bad, even for children. Some stressful experiences allow children to strengthen coping skills, manage challenge and build confidence. But when is stress too much? And what can parents and other caring adults do to make sure stress doesn’t reach toxic levels for young children?  …

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anxiety in children guest Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

Does your child stress out in new situations, lose sleep over upcoming tests or become upset when things don’t go as planned? Anxiety affects many children and adults and often runs in families. But there are helpful steps you can take to ease your child’s anxiety and teach skills your child can use to manage…

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Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to discuss school anxiety with Diana Pierce. Here are Marti’s parenting tips to help your student cope with school anxiety: 1) Ask and listen 2) Communicate with teachers 3) Role-play and practice how to handle difficult situations and how to reduce stress 4) Keep your child in…

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best ways to potty train guest Dr. Andy Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of advice on the best ways to potty train from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about, and what approach will be most…

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