COVID-19 and Anxiety in Children

by your Coast Doc Mona Bagrodia What is Anxiety? Anxiety can be a normal feeling of worry or fear that children have during stressful moments. When anxiety becomes chronic, or interferes with a child’s wellbeing, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Children can exhibit anxiety by being worried, irritable, angry, or clingy. […]

Building Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW Raising a child who is self-aware, well adjusted and able to effectively manage his emotions ranks high on many parents priority lists these days. With recent world events involving acts of hate and violence, it behooves us to look within at our own emotional lives and the messages we are sending […]

Six Gentle Tips for Getting Better Behavior from Your Child

by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, Parent Coach & Educator One of the chief complaints I hear from parents is that their kids “don’t listen.”  Parents often report feeling “disrespected” and are “tired of yelling.”  Why is it that kids don’t listen?  How can parents end the cycle of yelling, threats, bribes and other punishment? Listening, like […]