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Karen .. Healthy Living Professional

Boulder, Colorado
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patty wipfler on setting limits that build cooperation by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is a very powerful five minute video. Patty Wipfler from Hand in Hand Parenting shares insights into why children respond the way they do to the limits that parents set ... Read on »
grieving preschooler cries about everything except her loss by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My daughter is four years old and is currently undergoing many big changes in her life. A few months ago, she lost her granddad whom she was extremely close with. She speaks ... Read on »
how do I tell my friend that I think her child might need to see a therapist? by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I babysit for a girl that shows no remorse or empathy for anything she does. Minutes after she gets in trouble, she acts like nothing happened and goes back to playing. How ... Read on »
in the aftermath of Sandy Hook by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day ... Read on »
liz ryan's list of ten things we should teach our kids by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting love this! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-ryan/advice-for-kids_b_1443030.html?ref=parents For more information about Karen's parenting consultations, click here or vis ... Read on »
parenting in brief by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting before you tell your child not to be upset or cry, understand your own discomfort with strong emotions and tears before you command your child not to touch, de ... Read on »
another parenting website I highly recommend by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting tons of articles about parenting issues from pregnancy through the teen years, very well organized.  covers lots of bases! http://www.ahaparenting.com/ For more informat ... Read on »
my six year old's teacher says he shows no remorse by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our six-year-old attends Kindergarten at a Waldorf school. Last week the teacher asked for a meeting, stating that our son shows no remorse when told that he has hurt his fr ... Read on »
my teen's new friend is bringing out the worst in her by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last year, my teenage daughter and her friends connected with a new girl who seems to be a terrible influence because she is extremely negative. This girl hates her parents ... Read on »
a must-read for parents by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting this sums it all up so nicely!  be sure to follow the links - there's a gold mine of help and support on this site.  http://www.handinhandparenting.org/news/202/64/10-Tips ... Read on »
helping children with absent fathers by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My seven year old granddaughter has talked to her dad on the phone but has not seen him since she was born. She misses him, cries for him, and feels depressed because of not ... Read on »
protecting your kids from adult predators by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My ex-wife and my kids live next to a boy who is 24 years old and my daughter trusts him more than I like. I have met him and he seems harmless. My daughter is only 12 years ... Read on »
Plan B by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm disappointed that Plan B won't be available over the counter to girls under 17. Birth control failures happen. Often. I know children who were conceived while their inte ... Read on »
when kids don't respond to your request to stop playing by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting An ongoing thing for us has been when the kids are involved in playing and it’s dinner time (or bedtime, or time to leave the house) and we say something to them and there i ... Read on »
collaborative problem solving by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Many of you already know that I am a huge fan of Dr. Ross Greene's parenting model as described in his book The Explosive Child. I've mentioned before that I think the titl ... Read on »
the joy of giving by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Have you heard about the anonymous couple that made a New Year's resolution to donate $52 each week for a year (52 weeks)?  They started a blog to chronicle their experience ... Read on »
Why should I let my co-parent walk all over me? by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yesterday I posted a response to a mother who asked this question in a specific context, and I realized I have a bit more to say on this subject that may apply more broadly. ... Read on »
When a Co-Parent Has Addiction or Mental Health Issues by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I read your post "Ten Strategies for Co-Parenting with an Uncooperative Ex" which really hit home. I strive to do all those things, but do not believe my ex does.  Why shoul ... Read on »
a great article about crying after an injury by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting love this. have seen it happen exactly this way. staying close and providing loving attention for as long as the crying takes to run its course is a very powerful way to h ... Read on »
prevention is more effective than punishment by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting While doing some research online I came across this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather tha ... Read on »