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5 Ways to Help Your Children Cope with Limits on Their Activities Now

By |2020-03-23T12:03:47+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

By Jaclyn Long, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Mind Body Moms, Mindful Child & Family Therapy “I don’t CARE if it’s snowing! I don’t CARE that I have a cough! I don’t WANT to wear my jacket! I want to wear SHORTS! It’s MY body and MY choice! You ALWAYS tell me what to do! [...]

6 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Anxiety About the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-23T11:59:24+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

By  Jaclyn Long, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Mind Body Moms, Mindful Child & Family Therapy We walk around with masks on. We stand in line inside the restroom waiting patiently to wash our hands for the suggested 25 seconds. Costco lines are out the door, and the shelves for hand sanitizer, bleach wet wipes [...]

Discipline Your Toddler Effectively – The Gentle Way – Part 3

By |2017-04-18T17:40:47+00:00April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Part 3: Mindful Parenting Can Be Challenging Mindful Parenting Can Be Challenging… But It’s Worth It If we do want to teach our children how to effectively manage her/his frustration when they are frustrated and don't like what is happening, then we can first set the intention to be more aware of what we [...]

Discipline Your Toddler Effectively – The Gentle Way – Part 2

By |2017-05-07T04:12:33+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Part 2: Our Brains Don’t Like Punishment Our Brains Don’t Like Punishment Let’s take a look at what happens to your kid’s brain when you use a harsh, punitive approach to discipline. When your child hears you yell or express disapproval of them, it sends a warning signal to their limbic system (the emotional [...]

Discipline Your Toddler Effectively – The Gentle Way – Part 1

By |2017-05-07T04:10:29+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Part 1: Discipline defined Ask any mom of a toddler: disciplining children is uber challenging. It's even harder for single moms, moms with special needs kids, moms with kids who are sick, moms who are sick or who have a partner who is sick, moms without financial resources, moms without solid social / [...]