Step 1: Sit next to your child in a comfortable but alert posture, then: Your child rests their hand on your belly. As you take 5 deep belly breaths in through your nostrils, you count together slowly from 3-6 on the inhale, then exhale completely out through the mouth...

Children & teens have a lot to navigate in life.

They’re learning how to make good choices & manage their emotions.

Too often they’re juggling a variety of responsibilities at home & at school.

Practicing what’s  known as Mindfulness gives them tools to help on their jour...

When children misbehave, you want to know how to stop the misbehavior quickly. Perhaps they are ignoring instructions, crying, begging to buy something, climbing on furniture, throwing things in anger, being aggressive with you or a sibling or something else that frust...

If your teen is having the urge to improve him/herself in 2018, give them this list  & let them choose one to focus on:

1. Learn something new- play a musical instrument or sport, try out for the school play, cook, knit, skateboard, play chess…the goal is to try on...

As a parent, you’re busy with so many tasks from the moment you get up in the morning until you lay your head down on the pillow at night.

Here are some tips for keeping your child at the center of your world:

  1. Don’t multitask when spending time with your kid. Put dow...

Holidays can be a difficult time of year for many children, teens and families. Stress that's easily managed at other times of the year can become overwhelming .

End-of-semester exams and pressure to get good grades, coupled with gift-buying dilemmas and stressful famil...

On November 2, 2017, Beachwood Buzz Magazine published an article on A Mindful Approach.

The article spotlights Dr. Betsie Saltzberg's unique approach to treating stressed-out kids & teens. It specifically highlights her BlissMinutes™, and speaks to the popularity of te...

I enjoy seeing children Trick or Treating in groups & with parents, on Halloween. While hopefully this is all about not really being scared, when a child or teen has fears or phobias (strong, irrational fears), it can be an uncomfortable time. I use...

October has been my favorite month of the year since early childhood. Trick-or-Treating on Halloween is one of my fondest childhood memories. I recall the excitement I felt as the night of witches, pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls & goblins arrived. Mom would sew a simple cost...

Hi Parents- I thought you'd appreciate seeing this "Top Ten" list I came across courtesy of the Mind/Body Medical Institute. Remember: events don't have to be negative to be stressful. The key component to stress is change. Here's the list:  

 1.  Parent(...

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