How to Help Young Children Feel Secure in Uncertain Times

It’s been almost two months since we started to quarantine due to COVID 19, and we, as adults, are pretty spent. Our children – especially younger ones – continue to be baffled by what is happening. Their little lives have been changed dramatically, and this change took place rather quickly. Many of us adults didn’t think this would last this long and that we would return to ‘life as usual’ sooner than later. However, that’s not the case and you may be noticing that your toddlers and young children are sad, angry or becoming increasingly anxious.

What You Should Know about Parenting a Child with ADHD

If you’re raising a child with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), you and your child are likely to encounter numerous challenges. Licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist, Dr. Liz Matheis offers advice on how to cope with three common issues parents with ADHD kids face: (1) Considerations on to medicate or not to medicate […]

Parents: Speak Less, Listen More

When it comes to parenting, we may think that “more is more,” but what I’m finding is that when we are verbose in our directions and daily expressions, we may actually be overwhelming our children. Sounds crazy, right? How could words, which are invisible, be overwhelming? I think it’s time to go back to the basics of “less is more” and use our own behaviors and non-verbal gestures to communicate with our children on a more genuine and simple level.