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I lost the weight and then….

Losing weight can be challenging – as is keeping it off. This woman found that she was more comfortable gaining back a few of the pounds she lost .She gave herself permission to do so and is now thriving. Read more: Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/30/i-lost-160-pounds-being-skinny-made-me-miserable/?tid=smfb

Up To Parents

    A free, confidential, and interactive website for divorcing and divorced parents.If you are a divorcing or divorced parent, you will find on this unique website your best defense against unnecessary hurt, turmoil, and expense:focusing on protecting  your children. Features articles and videos of couples and children working towards successful co-parenting...

Ten Tips for the Holidays

In addition to his wonderful book, Robert Emery has a website offering parents Ten Tips for the Holidays, a Children’s Bill of Rights. These are tips that could be applied all year long and help parents find the best way to structure difficult times, such as holidays, birthdays, etc.,...

Preventing Anxiety in Your Child

As reported by NPR, a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry examined how parents who have anxiety disorder can reduce the likelihood of their children also having anxiety. Family-based therapy, along with psychoeducation about warning signs of anxiety and coping strategies, were found to be more effective than just providing handouts...

Controlling Anger Before It Controls You

We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal...

Children and Anxiety

How to talk to kids about anxiety. Sometimes being able to name what troubles you is half way to solving it. Remember the story of Rumpelstiltskin? This kid friendly article can help you the parent start a conversation with your child about when worrying become a habit called ‘anxiety’....

9 quick tips to improve your mental health – The Washington Post

This short article gives concise helpful suggestions for improving your mood. I appreciate how some of the suggestions are even supported by studies. I particularly the section on ‘Aim for meaning, not pleasure.’ Achieving better mental health sometimes requires professional help. People may need a therapist or even medication...