Understanding Anxiety

June 11th, 2010
Posted in General

In future articles I will discuss the major types of anxiety disorders and effective treatment. Anxiety is your mind and body’s natural response to events or situations that are threatening or that you could perceive as threatening. A certain amount of anxiety can help you to avoid an uncomfortable or unsafe situation or it can […]

Reading to Your Child

May 12th, 2010
Posted in Children

Importance of Reading Materials in the Home Studies by the National Assessment of Educational Progress have consistently found that the more reading material available in the home, the better students’ reading levels are likely to be. “Families, and parents in particular, play an important part in the [learning to read] process. For decades, research has […]

How to Resolve Conflict Quickly and Reasonably

May 12th, 2010
Posted in Adults

Last month we learned several things: (1) quick and reasonable conflict resolution is critical when dealing with children, (2) letting mini‐conflicts become maxi-conflicts on a regular basis is very destructive to a child’s development, and (3) a lot of parental chattering usually makes conflicts worse. So how do you resolve squabbles quickly and reasonably? You […]