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News Coverage – Wise-Minded Parenting:


With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, Dr. Kastner, author of Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens, and Russell provide clear and useful tools for parents, giving them effective new ways to manage their own emotions in the heat of the moment with their teen while maintaining — and even gaining — closeness.

Talking to Your Teen, KATU A.M. Northwest, July 31, 2009

Parenting Articles by Laura Kastner

8 Good Approaches for Handling Your Child’s Emo Dumps, Insults and Zingers By Laura Kastner October 31, 2022.

A ‘Get Active’ Plan to Help Your Teen Feel More Optimistic About Life By Laura Kastner July 29, 2022.

The Best New Year’s Resolution for Parents Is Self-Compassion By Laura Kastner January 18, 2022

Is my child going to have mental health problems when they return to school? By Laura Kastner September 29, 2021.
8 Ways to Protect Your Kid From Pandemic Languishing Effective strategies to help your teen counteract the pandemic blahs By Laura Kastner May 25, 2021.
Returning to School and Beyond: 10 Mental Building Blocks for Health and Wellness Easing coronavirus anxiety as a family By Laura Kastner February 5, 2021
7 Parenting Tips for Managing the Meltdowns of Easily Distressed Children How to handle their stress (and yours) By Laura Kastner July 15, 2020.
10 Real-Life Parenting Wins During Pandemic Burnout Take inspiration from local parents’ breakthroughs By Laura Kastner June 2, 2020.
How to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety Expert guidance to ‘SPUR’ to action, ‘LURCH’ through adjustment and ‘COPE’ with the long haul By Laura Kastner, April 9, 2020.
How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids, Effective strategies to reach a calmer approach to family conflict By Laura Kastner, Ph.D., March 12, 2021 
The Child Confidentiality Bind, How to Involve Families When Treating Teens By Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
20 Ways to Keep Your Cool During These Never-Ending Pandemic Times By Laura Kastner, Ph.D., August 31, 2020
7 Genius Ideas to Help Overcome the Loneliness of Social Distancing By Laura Kastner, Ph.D., March 17, 2020
Laura Kastner in Your Teen Magazine:

Teenage Freedom vs. Safety: Do Parenting Rules Need to Make Sense?
“I Want to Study Abroad in China!”  Is Your Teen Ready?
Ways to help kids cope with — and help combat — climate change By Ronit Feinglass Plank, January 22, 2019
Don’t Allow Climate Change Anxiety to Ruin Your Life
Five ways to handle your (or your child’s) “eco-anxiety” January 13, 2019
How Parents Can Combat the Stress Epidemic  February 2, 2018
7 Ways to #MeToo-Proof Your Kids  A psychologist weighs in on how to combat gender violence in daughters and sons, By Laura Kastner, Ph.D., January 22, 2018
Learn How to Use Stress for Success  January 11, 2018
9 Things to Know About Childhood Anxiety  Advice from a clinical psychologist, By Laura Kastner, Ph. D., May 22, 2017
7 Parenting Tips for Managing the Meltdowns of Easily Distressed Children  How to handle their stress (and yours), By Laura Kastner, Ph. D., May 17, 2017
Do This to Get Your Kid Into College  Parenting book author shares the 7 essentials for raising children who succeed, By Laura Kastner, Ph. D.
Why Promising Not to Yell At Your Kids Won’t Work (and What to Do Instead)  6 easy steps to making New Year’s parenting resolutions that stick, By Laura Kastner, Ph. D.
10 Dos and Dont’s for Parents of First Time Cell Phone Users
Click! Looking Past Parenting Clickbait to Find Real Advice
Ask the Experts: I Don’t Like My Young Daughter’s Friends

“I hate My Teen’s Boyfriend!” with advice by Dr. Laura Kastner on
How Can I Manage my Toddler’s Meltdowns?
Sibling Cruelty: Lord of the Flies or Nasty Normals?
Secure Attachment: The best gift you can give your child
Getting college ready with Dr. Laura Kastner
Helping your ADHD teen
The Big Ten; Don’t leave for college without them! 
The Wrong Crowd: When Your Child’s Friends Are A Bad Influence
The truth behind ‘Friends with Benefits’
Entitle-mania: Why overindulgence is hurting your child
Primer for Parents: Teen Brain Changes, Normative Developmental Challenges and Emotional Regulation
Tackling tween and teen rudeness
Like Them or Not, Don’t Badmouth Your Teen’s Friends
When a teen’s friend dies
Instant messaging: managing the medium
Tips for boosting school achievement
Primer for Parents: Teen Brain Changes, Normative Developmental Challenges and Emotional Regulation 
by Laura Kastner, Ph.D. appearing in Washington Psychologist, a publication of Washington State Psychological Association, August 2009

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