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March 05th 2015:Anxious, Angry, Over-the-Top Kids: They Can Bloom!

Young children's meltdowns, freak-outs and volcanic tantrums can challenge the resources of any parent. Age-old parenting logic has always dictated “Behavior First, Consequence Second,” advising parents to reside in a primarily reactive mode. But the newest brain science teaches that proactive parenting can create a whole new dance. When parents understand developmental origins of challenging behavior, their responses diffuse conflict rather than fuel it. And when parents provide emotional coping assistance and skill building, the need for consequences and punishment plummets. These are the pr

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Wendy Young

Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD is the mother of three, an award-winning child and family therapist, and founder of Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids. She is the co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Angry, Anxious and Over-the-Top Kids, co-written with Lynne Kenney, coming out in April 2015 on Amazon. Wendy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University's School of Clinical Social Work. She is a Certified School Social Worker and the Clinical Director of Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Wendy consults to numerous early childhood programs in the Midwest and is a highly-sought trainer in childhood and adolescent mental health. Wendy believes that all parents are
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