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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety And Leash Aggression: The Top 2 Dog Problems In America

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

Photo by Marc Khlar, Alfie Does your dog pace when you reach for the car keys, rip a few cushions while you're out, or jump all over you upon re-entr...

Help! My Child Won't Go to School: Separation Anxiety and Preschool -- Part 2

Danielle Lindner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

Did I do the right thing by leaving her? Would she be crying all day for me? That first day was torturous for me. I kept looking at my watch thinking, what was she doing now? Was she crying again? Thinking maybe that I had abandoned her? When it was finally time to pick her up from school I was overjoyed.

Help! My Child Won't Go to School -- Separation Anxiety and Preschool. Part 1

Danielle Lindner | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

It's hard to remember the exact moment my daughter started exhibiting signs of separation anxiety, however it was very apparent to both myself and my husband the first day we brought her to preschool.

Toddler Bedtime Battles - It's Evolutionary

Brook Packard | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

During a get-together with some moms the other day, we started talking about Toddler Battles. The discussion started with the potty training skirmishe...

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Rosen

Sadly, most children, teens and adults are not getting close to the recommended night's sleep and you can see this clearly in futile attempts to sleep in on the weekends to pay off our mounting "sleep debt."

Please Don't Hold My Baby

Carolina King | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Carolina King

Ever since I had my baby it seems that everywhere I go people want to hold her. I get it -- people love babies but I'm going to be honest, I have a hard time letting people hold her and even when people I know are holding her I'm just waiting for the moment I can grab her again. Before you think I'm crazy for feeling this way, hear me out.

Work/Life Balance Across the Globe: One Australian Mom's Success

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...

Velcro Baby

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I have never known attachment like this. I have never so much as witnessed attachment like this. Picture me holding this baby while I do dishes, while I prepare meals, while I type e-mails, while I pee, while I do anything.

What 3,000 Miles Feels Like

Lauren DePino | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

Exactly one month ago, I boarded a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was overbooked. When I waited at the gate, an airline attendant offered me a $500 voucher to not take the flight. I considered it. I've never left home in my life.

Is Your Child Avoiding School?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids are asked, "How was school today?" or "How was your day today?" some kids don't answer at all or gratuitously give a shrug. Other kids gaily mention at least one thing they did which they enjoyed. What do we do with the kids with the shrug?

Trying To Keep Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Erris Langer Klapper

I SO didn't want to be THAT mom. You know the type, whose life revolves around her children to such an extent that she decompensates the summer before her firstborn goes to college. Nope. Not me. I'm productive and busy.

Dreading That Daycare Drop-Off? Here Are 8 Ways To Make It Easier

Today | Jade Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents

Is your baby or toddler headed to daycare this fall? If so, you might be feeling a little apprehensive about how your child will handle the move away ...

How to Leave Your Separation-Anxiety-Ridden Dog Home Alone in 43 Easy Steps

Stephanie Land | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
 Stephanie Land

After having her with us for a couple of weeks, we discovered she, understandably, did not like being left at home alone. I empathized with this completely, knowing how stressful the first three years of her life had been before finding us.

How to Leave Your Child for Vacation in 10 Easy Steps

Jill Patir | Posted 06.18.2016 | Parents
Jill Patir

Plan your trip far enough in advance so that it's nothing more than a faint light in the distance. Put it on the backburner of your thoughts. Passive aggressive is the only way to go.

9 Ways to Take Charge of Bedtime Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Even if your child's fears seem unreasonable to you, you can help them feel more safe -- emotionally safe -- by not challenging the fact that they are afraid.

Separation Anxiety and Seasonal Enrichments

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

I always encourage my clients to look at their life from their dog's perspective. Many of my current complaints can be traced to the August to September transformation, with dogs suffering the worst bouts of anxiety and frustration when suddenly left alone.

High Anxiety

Marcia Liss | Posted 10.25.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Traveling Mom: The Ultimate Hypocrite

Janie Porter | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Who goes to Paris and isn't head-over-heels, can't-stop-smiling excited about it? A Mom, that's who.

Growing Up Is So Hard!

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Joree Rosenblatt

Our minds are incredibly powerful and I am trying to impress to my daughter that her power to believe in herself is the single most influential indicator of her accomplishments, success and sense of pride.

How Do I Explain to My Young Child That I Have to Travel?

Diana Grycan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

It is important to remember that to a young child, they are exclusively the center of their worlds. An understanding of how others factor into their worlds comes a bit later.

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Leave Baby Behind

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

To a mother of an older child, separation is the norm; it's the way kids grow up and the way we get on with our lives. To a mother holding her baby in her arms, however, even a brief separation to a faraway land can feel daunting--too painful to bear.

Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard

Dana Mark | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.

When Kids Refuse to Go to School

Debra Kissen | Posted 02.20.2014 | Parents
Debra Kissen

In treating school refusal, it is critical to first conduct a functional analysis to determine why a child is refusing to go to school. School refusal is not a diagnosis; it is a symptom of a disorder.

Letting Go When Your Grip Is Tighter Than You Think

Jenn Horton | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

I easily could have said, "You can do it, honey. I love you!" There wasn't fear in her eyes or timidity in her voice. She would have been better than fine. But I couldn't let go. I chose to hold onto her for just a little bit longer.

Starting College: A Guide for Parents: 2013

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Parents
Marshall P. Duke

There are many things I tell the parents in the hour that they sit with me on what is for them among the most emotional days of their lives. Here are some of the things that I want them to know. I hope they are of value to other parents of other new students now readying themselves to set out for other places.