Category Archives: Fear

Steps to Bully-Proof Your Child

Bullying takes the fun out of school. As a child psychologist, I’ve seen the effects on hundreds of kids. One school contacted me last week with concerns over a kid who was drawing pictures of himself jumping off a cliff. He’d been the victim, for years, of being teased for being overweight. Kids who have […]

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Helping Kids with Silly Fears and Negative Thinking

True story: Last week I saw a family from Brazil. The parents shared that their nine-year-old daughter thought she had “worms in her head.” As it turned out, they explained that this is simply an expression in Portuguese that describes a situation where you can’t get rid of bad thoughts. She was worried and couldn’t stop thinking about […]

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Social & Emotional Learning Improves Academics

Glance up to the upper left corner of this page and you’ll see a little orange balloon with some words that say: HAPPY KIDS LEARN BETTER! It may come as no surprise that this concept is so central a theme to my work and to this website. Happy Kids Songs and activities have been specifically designed for kids hearts and minds! […]

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Helping Kids Overcome Fears

“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.”  –Francis Bacon Young and old, child or adult, fear is one of our constant companions in life, and we should be glad that it is. Our brains are hard-wired […]

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