Category: Preschool

National Pumpkin Day Science Experiment

October 25, 2020

National Pumpkin Day is on October 26! Celebrate with one of our favorite seasonal experiments, just in time for Halloween: 1. Fill a small cup with 30 mL of hydrogen peroxide (12%).2. Add a squirt of dish…

National Pumpkin Day Science Experiment

An Anxiety Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults: 3 Things You Need to Know

October 7, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. #1 Caveman Brains Cavemen were not known to be very intelligent people. They had smaller brains than humans do today. They were known, and named for, living in caves. When cavemen were at…

An Anxiety Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults: 3 Things You Need to Know

Practices to Keep Your Mental Health Intact

August 18, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. There’s no doubt that the circumstances around COVID-19 have increased our risk of mental health problems. Luckily, we have strategies to protect our mental health. Engaging in the following practices are likely to…

Practices to Keep Your Mental Health Intact

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

July 22, 2020

Rob Adams, Psy.D. We are wired to want to be good at what we do, including our job as a parent, but what do we do if it doesn’t always come naturally? Some Dads love to talk…

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

Dealing With Picky Eaters

July 10, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. At many stages of development, “picky eating” is very normal and can be expected. Kids may need to be exposed to a new food 20 times before they decide if they like it.…

Dealing With Picky Eaters

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

June 24, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. It’s easy to recognize that a child hiding behind a parent’s leg, trying to disappear from a friendly stranger’s questions, may be feeling shy and a little anxious at that moment. It’s also…

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

4 Phrases Parents Can Say to Raise Capable and Confident Kids

June 15, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. Most parents want their kids to grow up, move out and be able to support themselves financially and emotionally. Why then, is it so hard for parents to raise confident kids who are competent…

4 Phrases Parents Can Say to Raise Capable and Confident Kids

Children’s Growth – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

May 22, 2020

Do you ever feel as if parenting your children is like riding a roller coaster?  At one point you are enjoying your child and the next you are wondering what ever happened to your sweet little girl…

Children’s Growth – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Mindful Parenting

May 12, 2020

by Rob Adams, Psy.D. Being a psychologist who works with kids, people assume that I am an expert at parenting. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. I have my own weaknesses, and parenting is really hard sometimes. One of…

Mindful Parenting

Your Child’s “Big Feelings”

May 4, 2020

Excerpt by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. When our kids have “big feelings,” intense emotional reactions to a situation, we as parents can end up having big feelings, too. Our kids can pull feelings and emotional reactions from us. Most…

Your Child’s “Big Feelings”