Dear Dr. Renee, We are huge Star War fans. How young can children start watching the Star Wars movies? Momikan Sywalker Dear Momikan Skywalker, Happy “May the Fourth” Day! I’m afraid I don’t have a clear black (dark side) or white (rebellion) answer for this. However, I do have an opinion … You know your […]
Is it Possible to Help My Child Be More Resilient as We Exit the Pandemic?
Dear Dr. Renee,Is it possible to help my child be more resilient as we exit the pandemic? Is this a born-in thing that some people have and others don’t?-J.A. Dear J, I am so glad you asked! As we exit the pandemic, I am working with a number of parents to help their children become more […]
Academic Slide – Should You Be Worried?
Dear Dr. Renee,This has been a tough year. I know school is still a few months off, but how do I help prepare my kids? I think they are going to be miles and miles behind academically.-Sam Dear Sam,I am currently working with many parents who are worrying about their children’s academic progress right now. I […]
Helping Your Child in Times of Tragedy
Children don’t understand what has happened or why it happened. Quite frankly, neither do most adults. It is important to answer your child’s questions as honestly as possible at an Age-Appropriate level.
6 Back to School Tips to Ease Anxiety
6 Back to School Tips to Ease Your Child’s Anxiety It’s that time of year! Most kids, parents and teachers are excited to jump into the new school year. Yet for some kids, it can be terrifying, or at the least, be overwhelming. It is NORMAL for kids (parents and teachers, too) to feel a […]
Helping Your Child Through Tough Times
In the past few days, I have had a number of parents call me and ask what they should tell their children about the recent attacks in Paris (11/13/15). Depending on their child’s age, my response has been a little different, but there are some things that can apply to all ages. The information […]