Category Archives: Stress

3 Reasons Your Kids’ Routines Are Shaky (And What To Do About It)

My “easy” child is now 13, and the outside world (the one I inhabit) at times holds way less interest than what her friends are doing, watching on TV, posting online, etc.   If physical effort is required, it usually … Continue reading

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Parenting Through Death & Loss

My last post was in honor of my Dad on Father’s Day.  It was also the day I got the news that the cancer Dad had only recently been diagnosed with was taking over his whole body, and his organs … Continue reading

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Teen Stress: “Be There for Me”

The San Mateo County Department of Education’s “Respect 24/7” conference, held in late October, provided a sobering opportunity to hear teens talk about what they need from us as parents, teachers, school administrators.  Data compiled in the County of San … Continue reading

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The “Best” Stress

As your kids head into summer, this is a timely reminder that many of the “stretching” experiences they will face (making new friends at summer camps, trying new experiences) are good for them!  And for you.  Sometimes parents worry more … Continue reading

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Take The First Step

Sometimes parenting can feel relentless.  Apparently being a teenager isn’t that easy, either. My son coined the phrase “stressure”, as in, “Mom, I’m under a lot of stressure.” I immediately knew what he meant. (It actually made me think of … Continue reading

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Return to Calm (Part 3, Dr. Ned…)

Dr. Ned Hallowell’s third tip?  How important it is to return to a calm state after we “lose it” in the midst of our sometimes “crazybusy” lives.  He should know, as an adult and child psychiatrist, best-selling author and noted … Continue reading

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Avoid “F-state” – Part 2, Dr. Ned Hallowell

This is Part 2 of the summary of Dr. Ned Hallowell’s talk, “CrazyBusy:  Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap!  Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life“, from the peninusla’s Common Ground Speaker Series. He suggested 3 things parents should do and … Continue reading

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