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Kid Playing Video Games

How I Weaned My Child Off Video Games

Video games quietly took up residence in my home over the summer. It started out innocently enough when my teenage daughter asked if she could download the application on her...

How I Weaned My Child Off Video Games

Video games quietly took up residence in my home over the summer. It started out innocently enough when my teenage daughter asked if she could download the application on her...

The Best Chores for Kids by Age

The Best Chores for Kids by Age

From the time children can understand what chores are, it is best to begin training them and developing healthy habits for discipline, motivation, and cleanliness. It can also help children...

The Best Chores for Kids by Age

From the time children can understand what chores are, it is best to begin training them and developing healthy habits for discipline, motivation, and cleanliness. It can also help children...

Tips for Talking to Children About Death

Tips for Talking to Children About Death

Has a beloved pet just passed away? Is an elderly relative nearing the end of his or her life? Or has a serious illness or accident claimed the life of...

Tips for Talking to Children About Death

Has a beloved pet just passed away? Is an elderly relative nearing the end of his or her life? Or has a serious illness or accident claimed the life of...

5 Fun Workouts for Kids with Anxiety and Attention Disorders

5 Fun Workouts for Kids with Anxiety and Attention Disorders

Exercise gives kids a creative outlet for turning excess energy into adventurous action. They can move, shake and run in ways that are limited only by their imagination. By helping...

5 Fun Workouts for Kids with Anxiety and Attention Disorders

Exercise gives kids a creative outlet for turning excess energy into adventurous action. They can move, shake and run in ways that are limited only by their imagination. By helping...

Kids Playing Video Games

Effects of Videogames on the Brain & Child Development

Playing video games can affect child and teen development both positively and negatively. Video games can help children develop problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and strategy skills, and playing can...

Effects of Videogames on the Brain & Child Development

Playing video games can affect child and teen development both positively and negatively. Video games can help children develop problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and strategy skills, and playing can...

Tips for Helping Teens With Anxiety

Tips for Helping Teens With Anxiety

You probably remember what it was like to be a teenager: exhausted by schoolwork or extracurricular activities, overwhelmed by peer pressure and the desire to fit in, consumed by the...

Tips for Helping Teens With Anxiety

You probably remember what it was like to be a teenager: exhausted by schoolwork or extracurricular activities, overwhelmed by peer pressure and the desire to fit in, consumed by the...

Cyberbullying: How It Can Affect Your Child’s Anxiety & Solutions to Help Stop It

Cyberbullying: How It Can Affect Your Child’s Anxiety & Solutions to Help Stop It

Our children are living in an electronically driven world where the tools they need to function come courtesy of a smartphone, tablet or laptop device. These electronic devices are used for everything...

Cyberbullying: How It Can Affect Your Child’s Anxiety & Solutions to Help Stop It

Our children are living in an electronically driven world where the tools they need to function come courtesy of a smartphone, tablet or laptop device. These electronic devices are used for everything...

How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need? [Infographic]

How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need? [Infographic]

If you’ve wondered how much sleep do kids really need, you’re not alone. There are multiple factors that play a key role in the quality of your child’s sleep, like proper...

How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need? [Infographic]

If you’ve wondered how much sleep do kids really need, you’re not alone. There are multiple factors that play a key role in the quality of your child’s sleep, like proper...

How to Help a Child with Anxiety [Flowchart]

How to Help a Child with Anxiety [Flowchart]

Is your child, or a child you know, suffering from childhood anxiety? The five pillars of Brillia are designed to help children with attention and anxiety challenges through a holistic...

How to Help a Child with Anxiety [Flowchart]

Is your child, or a child you know, suffering from childhood anxiety? The five pillars of Brillia are designed to help children with attention and anxiety challenges through a holistic...

A Parent Talking to Her Child About Anxiety

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child with Anxiety

When a child is anxious or having trouble paying attention, you might try to communicate reason and rationality in unhelpful ways. Either frustration might lead you to say something insensitive,...

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child with Anxiety

When a child is anxious or having trouble paying attention, you might try to communicate reason and rationality in unhelpful ways. Either frustration might lead you to say something insensitive,...

Using Music Therapy to Soothe a Child's Anxiety & Hyperactivity

Using Music Therapy to Soothe a Child's Anxiety & Hyperactivity

One cannot question author and neurologist Oliver Sacks’ appreciation of music when he writes, “Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears — it is a...

Using Music Therapy to Soothe a Child's Anxiety & Hyperactivity

One cannot question author and neurologist Oliver Sacks’ appreciation of music when he writes, “Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears — it is a...

Parental Control: Tricks to Monitoring Screen Time for Kids

Parental Control: Tricks to Monitoring Screen Time for Kids

Screen time has been shown to increase restlessness and anxiety in children, impact sleep quality and quantity, and contribute to temper tantrums and an overall sense of disinterest in the tangible world around...

Parental Control: Tricks to Monitoring Screen Time for Kids

Screen time has been shown to increase restlessness and anxiety in children, impact sleep quality and quantity, and contribute to temper tantrums and an overall sense of disinterest in the tangible world around...

Turning Proper Nutrition into Fun Activities for Kids

Turning Proper Nutrition into Fun Activities for Kids

You want your little ones to make healthy choices, even when you aren’t there to guide them. It can often seem overwhelming with varying food preferences and conflicting dietary advice,...

Turning Proper Nutrition into Fun Activities for Kids

You want your little ones to make healthy choices, even when you aren’t there to guide them. It can often seem overwhelming with varying food preferences and conflicting dietary advice,...

Child With Anxiety Kit for Sleepovers and Vacations

Anti-Anxiety Kit: 7 Essentials for Your Child’s Sleepaway Bag

Most children associate their home with stability, safety, and comfort. As a result, being away from home can cause children anxiety and stress, and sleeping away from home can provoke...

Anti-Anxiety Kit: 7 Essentials for Your Child’s Sleepaway Bag

Most children associate their home with stability, safety, and comfort. As a result, being away from home can cause children anxiety and stress, and sleeping away from home can provoke...

Parenting a Child with Social Anxiety from Bullying

Parenting a Child with Social Anxiety from Bullying

Children are often taught to face their anxieties, but in the case of bullying, this goes against another common piece of advice—to ignore the bully. While it’s true that facing...

Parenting a Child with Social Anxiety from Bullying

Children are often taught to face their anxieties, but in the case of bullying, this goes against another common piece of advice—to ignore the bully. While it’s true that facing...

Oils in bottles surrounded by flowers

Aromatherapy for Kids: How to Use Essential Oils for Focus, Concentration & Relaxation

People have practiced aromatherapy for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians who used resins, balms, and oils made from aromatic plants. Throughout history, mankind has recognized the...

Aromatherapy for Kids: How to Use Essential Oils for Focus, Concentration & Relaxation

People have practiced aromatherapy for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians who used resins, balms, and oils made from aromatic plants. Throughout history, mankind has recognized the...

Adolescent boy standing at his locker

School Anxiety: Popular Causes & How to Overcome Them

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately eight percent of children and teenagers suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most common pediatric mental health disorder. While most...

School Anxiety: Popular Causes & How to Overcome Them

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately eight percent of children and teenagers suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most common pediatric mental health disorder. While most...

Young boy lying on floor with toys and tablet

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids with Anxiety

For kids dealing with anxiety, tools and techniques that promote mindfulness and a state of calm can be life-changing. Unlike previous generations, we live in a technological age that is—for...

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids with Anxiety

For kids dealing with anxiety, tools and techniques that promote mindfulness and a state of calm can be life-changing. Unlike previous generations, we live in a technological age that is—for...

stuffed teddy bear covering it's eyes

Why Overcoming Childhood Fear is Best for Your Child

Dealing with childhood fear can be a constant battle. We want our kids to wake up and confidently face the day, but fear can prevent that from happening. Our children...

Why Overcoming Childhood Fear is Best for Your Child

Dealing with childhood fear can be a constant battle. We want our kids to wake up and confidently face the day, but fear can prevent that from happening. Our children...

Young boy hugging his moms waist

Panic Attack Vs Anxiety Attack: The Difference & How to Manage Both

Though many people use the terms “anxiety attack” and “panic attack” interchangeably, they are not the same. Some symptoms may be similar — rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness —...

Panic Attack Vs Anxiety Attack: The Difference & How to Manage Both

Though many people use the terms “anxiety attack” and “panic attack” interchangeably, they are not the same. Some symptoms may be similar — rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness —...

young boy playing baseball

Improving Child Development Through Sports

Child development through sports provides your child with a toolbox of skills. For example, a soccer game is more than just watching your child run down the field chasing after...

Improving Child Development Through Sports

Child development through sports provides your child with a toolbox of skills. For example, a soccer game is more than just watching your child run down the field chasing after...