Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Teaching an Anxious Child Coping Techniques

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Teaching an Anxious Child Coping Techniques
Positive affirmations and other tips for calming a stressed-out kid

Article Excerpt:

While most children are inquisitive by nature, children who are anxious often take the concept of an inquiring mind to another level. They exhibit signs of stress, ask a lot of questions and sometimes even struggle with frequent headaches and stomachaches. Continue reading

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How to Talk to an Older Child About Divorce

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How to Talk to an Older Child About Divorce
‘Validate feelings’ and other tips for post break-up communication

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When your family is coping with divorce, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open. Teens and older children often deal with a variety of thoughts and feelings that range from anger and betrayal to disappointment and sadness. Continue reading

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Rules for Behavior Between Siblings

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Rules for Behavior Between Siblings in the House
How to teach your kids to get along — yes, really

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A sibling is often a blessing in disguise. He can be your best friend one moment and an archenemy the next. Sibling rivalry can get out of hand, though, when rules for behavior are not established early on. “Parents need to help their children establish rules and boundaries for how to get along with another,” says Dr. Nancy Buck, a Colorado-based developmental psychologist and author of “Peaceful Parenting.” Continue reading

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The Effects of Divorce on Daughters

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The Effects of Divorce on Daughters
Anxiety, promiscuity and other red flags to look out for after a break up

Article Excerpt:

While divorce is never easy for a family to cope with, recognizing the effects on your children is an important step to recovery. Boys and girls typically have very different reactions and coping methods after divorce. Daughters, in particular, may experience anxiety, stress and even emotional turmoil as a result of her parents’ split. From academic challenges to emotional adjustments, divorce is likely to affect your daughter in a variety of ways. Continue reading

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