In their final episode of the Mental Health Series, Kira and Deana speak with Erica Whitfield, MACP, LMHC, BC-TMH about self-harm and NSSI (Non-Suicidal Self-Injury). Erica shares the difference between suicidal acts, suicidal ideation and NSSI as well as strategies for families who might be walking alongside a child engaged in self-harm. She also shares the ACT Model which helps families create a safe environment for kids to feel seen and heard.

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In their third week of the Mental Health Series, Kira and Deana speak with Elizabeth Vu, LICSW about kids and depression. Elizabeth shares the difference between general sadness and clinical depression as well as ways that parents can spot the need for extra support. She also gives listeners fantastic tips for truly supporting a child who is depressed and talks about the most common mistakes parents make when it comes to this issue.

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In the second of their four-part Mental Health Series, Deana and Kira chat with psychologist Amy Crow about kids and body image. Amy shares the different types of body image disorders (including eating disorders and Body Dysmorphia or BDD), what can cause them, how to spot them and what parents should (and should never) do.

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In the first of their four-part Mental Health Series, Deana and Kira chat with LMHCA Buffy Curtin about kids and anxiety. Buffy shares how to spot anxiety, what every parent should look for if they seek outside help, and most importantly how parents can support their kids and walk with them as they navigate their anxious feelings.

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Kira shares her expertise on this important topic, exploring ways to spot the difference between a fear and a phobia, the different types out there (there are many!) and most importantly, the tools to prevent them in the first place.

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Deana and Kira speak with Wendy Gossett, a temperament specialist and coach, who helps parents understand why their children do the things they do based our their personality types. She explains how understanding your child’s temperament can be the key to unlocking a challenging relationship.

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