Disciplining children is one of the most researched and sought out topics by parents looking for better ways to teach right from wrong. Over the course of time, parents are now less inclined to use physical punishment on their children, but yelling has remained a routine method of discipline in the household today. Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy outlining the dangers both physical and mental these types of adversive discipline techniques can have on children. In today’s episode I talk about this new policy and outline some alternative discipline strategies that can be used for both short term behavior and long term mental benefit. Enjoy!
Remember the time when we counted down the days until Christmas arrived? Remember when the holiday season was a stress free, joyous time of smiling and celebrating with those we love? What happened to that feeling as we got older? How did the holiday season become so stressful and such a source of negative energy and mental anguish? On today’s episode, right before Christmas, I discuss this exact topic and offer a few tips on how we can practice “Holiday Wellness” to ensure we capture some of that holiday magic, and keep the holiday time joyous and stress free. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a wonderful time with your friends and family. Enjoy!
Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental disorders and the numbers in children have been increasing over the past years. Anxiety is a complex issue and on this podcast we will discuss this topic frequently. To begin our discussion, this episode will focus on what anxiety is, why our brains are wired to be anxious, what happens when we get anxious, and thoughts as to why children are becoming more and more anxious.
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