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How parents can help disappointed kids cope with the Trump win

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Blog, What's New | Comments Off on How parents can help disappointed kids cope with the Trump win

The night of the election, Mary Laura Philpott and her 10-year-old daughter danced to “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” a song about three strong sisters who depend on their brains, not their looks, to succeed in their patriarchal world. It was a perfect fit for a night both assumed they would be celebrating the first female president. So when Philpott had to wake her daughter in the morning and tell her the news, she hesitated in front of her daughter’s bedroom door. “To me, it feels like what this taps into is the most primal parenting fear. I can’t protect you from everything,” Philpott, a writer in Nashville, said on her way to work. “I tried and I can’t do it. It’s the darkest sphere in parenting. That bad things happen we can’t protect them from. And that’s how I felt standing outside her room, thinking we did everything we could and we couldn’t make it happen.” Read full article...

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Book Review: Calming Your Anxious Child | Psych Central by Tamara Hill

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Blog, What's New | Comments Off on Book Review: Calming Your Anxious Child | Psych Central by Tamara Hill

As a child and adolescent therapist with experience working with anxious children and teens, I have seen my fair share of anxious kiddos and their frustrated parents. What seems to be most frustrating for parents and families of anxious youths is the reality that the behavior often associated with the anxiety, including avoidance, denial, temper tantrums, opposition, manipulation, aggression, and outright refusal to comply, is not always easy to remedy. In many cases, caregivers and authority figures believe the youngster is exhibiting oppositional defiant behaviors that can be instantly altered by threats and/or punishment. Read full review...

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THINK KERA Interview

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Blog, What's New | Comments Off on THINK KERA Interview

Some children get nervous by the thought of being away from their parents or having to talk to new people. And that anxiety can interfere with school work, friendships and personal growth. This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for helping kids get past these fears with child psychologist Dr. Kathleen Trainor. She’s the author of “Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do” (Johns Hopkins University Press). Listen to the segment: Dealing With Child...

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Inspirational Women – Interview on Warm 106.9

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Blog, What's New | Comments Off on Inspirational Women – Interview on Warm 106.9

Inspirational Women – Interview on Warm 106.9

Calming Your Anxious Child Author Dr. Kathleen Trainer interviewed for Inspirational Women on Warm 106.9 Radio.

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Review in the Library Journal.com

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Blog, What's New | Comments Off on Review in the Library Journal.com

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Dr. Trainor interviewed by Amy Joyce from the Washington Post

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Blog, What's New | Comments Off on Dr. Trainor interviewed by Amy Joyce from the Washington Post

Dr. Trainor interviewed by Amy Joyce from the Washington Post

Amy Joyce from the Washington post called on Dr. Trainor’s expertise for her article: After a terrorist attack, how to keep a child’s anxiety at bay. “I do think that unfortunately, exposure to terrorism has become a fact of life to kids growing up today, and we have to talk about it like other facts of life,” says Kathleen Trainor, a child psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, instructor at Harvard University, and author of the upcoming book Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do. “Be open to questions and create a space to ask questions, but do not force kids to talk about it. But that’s a thin line. You don’t want to impose too much information on them.” Read the full article...

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