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Helping the Anxious Child Go Back to School

By Janis Gioia, MAEd. It’s the time of the summer that anxious children dread. When running through sprinklers makes them think of a mad dash to catch the school bus. When every TV commercial seems to advertise school supplies. When long summer days get…

August 17, 2018
mom and daughter in indoor tent

Making Compassionate Connections with your Children

By Janis D. Gioia, MAEd. Jennifer Morgan rushes in the door at 6:30 pm on an early night, hoping the new nanny remembered to start dinner.  She hasn’t stopped for twelve hours, but the Starbucks Venti in her left hand will propel her through…

May 9, 2018

Essential Oils for Comforting Anxious Children

By Janis D. Gioia, MAEd. Do essential oils calm anxious children? Could the scent of citrus stop your child’s panic attack or help them relax at bedtime? Possibly. Essential oils are trendy.  You’re probably hearing a lot about them. They are endorsed by musicians,…

February 25, 2018