Negative Thoughts? Throw Them Out (Literally) + 4 Other Ideas

It’s easy to be negative. The human mind is wired to detect and dwell on negative events and circumstances. Think about cavemen who went out hunting and gathering food for their families. Those who survived did so because they were sharply attuned to possible attacks from saber-toothed tigers lurking in the bush. In modern times, […]

For Parents with Anxious Children

As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, “I don’t want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don’t make me go.” You cringe and think, Here we go again. What should be a simple morning routine explodes into a daunting challenge. You look […]

Stop Saying, ‘You’re So Smart!’ 3 Better Ways to Praise Kids

“You’re so smart!” “You’re so creative!” “You’re so… [insert convenient, but possibly damaging description here]” The other day during a frantic scramble to get my 1-year-old to music class, I watched her perform her latest trick — slipping into her little gym shoes and tightening the Velcro straps all by herself. She then stared at […]

Conscious Discussions: Emotionally Intelligent Children

Did you know that 1 in 5 children struggle with depression before the age of 18, setting them up for a lifetime of unnecessary struggle? Depressed children are five times more likely to commit suicide or take to violent behaviors such as bullying and gang membership. Listen to Renee discuss how can combat these trends […]

Social and Emotional Learning Programs for Every Child

Life-skills programs are popping up around the country. The programs gaining traction for their impact on students and school culture are now commonly referred to as social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. SEL programs focus on skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision making, among other skills. And these programs pack a powerful […]

GoZen! Releases The Most Unique Anxiety Relief Workbook

GoZen! has released its first workbook on anxiety relief for children available here! GoZen! is a fully-animated, online anxiety relief program for kids. Used in therapist offices nationwide, this anxiety relief program is now available as a fun and engaging illustrated workbook. What we know is that children suffering from chronic worry are more susceptible […]