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How To Grow Your Child’s Distress Tolerance

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

distress tolerance“Parenting is hard.”

How many times have you heard that?

It’s completely true, of course. Good parenting is supremely difficult. But have you ever thought about why it’s so tough? There are lots of reasons, including having to put your own life on hold, spending much less quality time with your partner and, of course, the countless frustrations those adorable kiddos cause every day.… Read the rest →

How To Support Your Teen with Social Anxiety

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

social anxietyAmerica is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic that has gripped the nation with unrelenting tentacles. You can read specifically about the statistical significance here.

Social anxiety has a crippling effect.… Read the rest →

Parenting Teens About Performance-Based Stress

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Parenting Teens About StressPeople are often surprised when I tell them how much pressure many kids in DuPage County face. They picture the area as quiet and idyllic, a welcome break from the noise of Chicago.

In some ways, they’re right. There are wonderful communities here filled with families and parents who try as best they can.… Read the rest →

21 Tips For Becoming a Better Parent

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By: Michael W. Elgersma

michaele-imgBeing a parent isn’t easy and it’s ok if you don’t know what you’re doing.  To help out, here are a few tips for becoming a better parent:

– Help your child learn to discuss ideas and goals encouraging them to a develop a confidence in themselves to learn to solve problems.… Read the rest →

It Takes a Village: The Importance of Drafting and Coaching the Team Who Raises Your Child

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It Takes a VillageSuccessfully raising a child is no small feat. Not only are parents tasked with developing habits of healthy eating, sleep and communication for their little one, but finding the best players to support a child can be a challenge within itself.… Read the rest →