Friday 5: Kids and Teens

Here is what I’ve been reading this week to support your child’s mental health!

Will restricting sugar with your kids instill healthy eating patterns, or inevitably backfire? Hint: all or none thinking patterns in most areas of life cause problems. Here are some strategies for rethinking restriction for the entire family. (Washington Post)

Is your young child lying to you? Why this is not only developmentally normal, but a sign of intelligence, and how to best handle these deceptions. (The New York Times)

Acknowledging our own imperfections and modeling appropriate ways of dealing with our emotions is an essential part of parenting. Here’s how to hit “reset” when you’re having a bad day with your kids. (motherly)

Parenting can be hard. Modern parents hold themselves to high standards and worry about their efficacy. Here are 7 signs that you are doing alright. (Parent Co)

Remember when you were sure you knew the answer and you turned out to be wrong? By exploring the process of the errors, these moments can be ripe with learning opportunity. (Mindshift)

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Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today