How to Help Her When She’s Moody

How to Help Her When She’s Moody

Real quick – Tell me what word you would use to label this group of emotions: happy, joyful, confident, excited, victorious 😁 Ok, how about these? angry, jealous, sad, lonely, scared 😭 Did you use positive and negative? Good and bad? Healthy and unhealthy? When...
The Best DIY Tool for Girls’ Anxiety

The Best DIY Tool for Girls’ Anxiety

When things are unpredictable, it’s normal to feel anxious (hello new school year; hello puberty).  When adults are anxious, kids absorb that anxiety and add it to their own, magnifying the impact. And when kids are anxious (like maybe now as they see the back to...
How Anorexia Snuck into My Family

How Anorexia Snuck into My Family

As a physician for adolescent girls and young women (and as an 80s girl who grew up feeling all the pressure to be thin) eating disorders have always been on my radar. They are common, serious, and tricky to recognize and treat. Over the years, I’ve been involved in...
Is She Anxious?

Is She Anxious?

Last week, the US Preventive Services Health Task Force released a new recommendation for screening ALL children ages 8-18 for anxiety. Honestly, I wish the publicity folks had done a better job emphasizing that the screen is for Anxiety DISORDER because using the...