emotions

Understanding Power Struggles With Your Child – Parents Article

Children and adults both have a need for control—you’ve seen it when your toddler demanded the red cup instead of the green one you offered, or when your teenager didn’t listen to your advice about wearing protective gear while skateboarding. The topic of power struggles has come up frequently in our One-2-One virtual chats with parents. We all are feeling anxious about what the future holds as we wait out this pandemic. Even children, who are primarily unaware of what’s…

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Helping Kids Feel Safe – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

During challenging times or periods of uncertainty in our lives, children—even as young as infants—can pick up on our stress levels. They worry along with us as we hear unsettling reports on the news or overhear conversations about being able to pay rent this month or worry about a relative who is ill. It’s important to take notice of your child’s behavior when your family is going through uncertain times or a crisis. Is your child not sleeping well, washing…

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Live Webinar on Anxiety in Children and Young People with Dr. Scott Turansky – Parents Article

Anxiety is challenging for anyone, and children and young people need solutions to help them address it. Too often children are faced with pressures that exceed their developmental abilities. They need training, comfort, and care. The current challenges they are experiencing can provide them with opportunities to develop life-long solutions. Everyone must have a plan for addressing anxiety, worry, and fear in their lives. On April 30, 2020 Dr Scott Turansky offered a live webinar, with an hour of teaching…

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Three Spiritual Truths That Empower Children – Help for Anxiety Part 2 – Parents Article

An understanding of how God made a person can provide extremely helpful tools for managing anxiety. The following truths alone, or in combination, can have a powerful effect on a child’s emotional state. Spiritual solutions for emotional challenges usually provide the deepest change. One problem, however, is that some children reject spiritual truth or are reluctant to embrace what God has to say about their emotions. Their spirituality quotient is low and integrating God into their practical lives is difficult.…

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Teach Kids to Control Anger – Not Vent it – Parents Article

Posted on 16 Mar in Emotions by scott turansky Dr. Scott Turansky The child who is getting frustrated with a puzzle or arguing with a friend needs to learn how to deal with the energy building inside before exploding. Children can slow things down inside their hearts before the eruption, and you as the parent can teach them to do so. An anger management plan needs several components and one essential step is to teach kids to stop when…

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Discipline for Bad Attitudes – One Way to Address the Heart – Parents Article

Posted on 13 Feb in Emotions by scott turansky Dr. Scott Turansky Attitudes can be good or bad, and they’re inherently interwoven into everything we do. Attitudes often rest just below the surface and are sometimes difficult to read or understand in adults, let alone our children. Billions of dollars are spent each year to create or change attitudes in you toward certain products or activities. Furthermore, attitudes are highly contagious. As a parent, you know that children can…

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Anger at Kids May Seem Justified, but is Rarely Wise – Parents Article

Posted on 03 Feb in Emotions by scott turansky Dr. Scott Turansky “He deserved it,” said Charlie after he chewed out his son for backing the riding mower into the car, leaving a large scratch along the fender. “If he’d just pay attention to what he’s doing this wouldn’t happen. He just doesn’t think sometimes.” Charlie had spent a considerable amount of time teaching his twelve-year-old son Jason to handle the mower. In fact, Dad took pride in the…

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How Foster Parents Unknowingly Cause Anger Outbursts – Foster Parents Article

Parenting an angry foster child can be frustrating, confusing, and sometimes quite overwhelming. Even the smallest things can cause an angry outburst. My foster child was struggling to open the half-gallon of milk.  But pulling the tab was a bit too complicated for her small hands. As I noticed her frustration building, I came over to help but then I saw RED all over the container! “Oh no, sweetheart! Let me help you. You’re pulling that wrong! Is that BLOOD??!?”…

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10 Truths About a Child’s Anger Parents Must Understand – Parents Article

Posted on 07 Jun in Emotions by scott turansky Many parents find themselves frustrated with emotional outbursts in their children but don’t know how to correct without getting emotionally involved themselves. One of the key indicators of maturity in kids is the ability to manage and communicate emotions in a healthy manner. But when they handle emotions poorly, it’s important how you respond. For example, the child who doesn’t like an instruction or limitation may reveal… This is only…

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Stop Feeling Like Your Emotions Are Not Valid! – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was recently told that I was emotionally abusing my child. No seriously. I was told that I was emotionally abusing my child. Now as ludicrous as that statement was considering the source that it came from, I decided that I should examine why they would make such an accusation. It is no secret to those who know me that I have been struggling recently with my daughter who is diving head first into tween-hood. We have been dealing with…

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