“Are you out of your mind? You’re not old enough to go to a climate change demonstration. What do you even know about the climate? Besides, we’re in the middle a pandemic.
Conflict is a natural part of our lives. We inevitably have disagreements with others from time to time in our values, beliefs, behavior, and much more. But recently, we’ve seen what feels like insurmountable conflict dividing our nation.
I cannot think of a time in recent history when our nation was more polarized, and resentment and anger so pervasive. One thing we know, though, is that our kids and teens are watching, picking up on, and asking questions about the intensity of it all. There are calls for unity and healing almost everywhere we turn.
For answers to more caregiver questions about responding to kids’ big emotions in a healthy way, tune in to our “Ask Ellen” Q+A with Dr. Ellen Braaten.
My 9-year-old grandson often feels that his younger brother gets more attention than he does.
Through the years we all will be together,
If the fates allow…
From “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Here we are in the holiday season. It’s inescapable.
But this year is different, strikingly different.
When the body is injured, it begins the healing process despite the ongoing physical injury. Our minds should be no different. Right now – amidst a pandemic, economic strain, political tension, rising mental illness, and more – we are desperately in need of emotional healing, despite the many challenges ahead.
For answers to more caregiver questions about executive function skills and kids, tune in to our “Ask Ellen” Q+A with Dr. Ellen Braaten.
My kids are 8 and 5 years old.
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These past months and weeks have put tremendous stress on families across the country, on top of the daily challenges we were already navigating.
Many parents rely on others to help care for their kids, and grandparents often play an important role in taking over for parents during the work week, on weekends, or over holidays.
Los padres son los verdaderos expertos cuando se trata de conocer a sus hijos, y a menudo son los primeros en notar cualquier cambio en el comportamiento de sus hijos:
Colin era un joven feliz. Tenía amigos, le iba bien en la escuela y se llevaba bien con sus hermanos y padres en casa.