Linden Blog

February 16, 2017

Parenting a Picky Eater: 10 Tips to Improve Meal Time

From the moment of birth, a child’s eating behavior can lead to great joy or tremendous frustration for parents and children alike. For parents of a picky eater, it can seem like an impossible task to get a child eat a single bite of broccoli, let alone a well-balanced and nutritious meal! There have been […]

January 18, 2017

How to Genuinely Enjoy Playing with Your Child if it Doesn’t Come Easily

Do you really enjoy playing with your children? Or does playing feel like a chore? It’s not an activity that comes naturally for many parents. And parents often feel shame or embarrassment about this, judging themselves as parenting failures.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. The truth is that we spend much of […]

December 22, 2016

Create an Emotional Force Field to Cope with Holiday Drama

The holiday season is often fraught with complicated social interactions among family, friends, neighbors. Many people struggle with how to enjoy holiday gatherings when there is a person (or a few) who tend to be difficult. We don’t want to miss out on the opportunities for connection and sharing with the people we love, but […]

December 14, 2016

Holiday Disappointment & Strategies to Feel More Satisfaction

Does the holiday season leave you feeling disappointed?  Maybe you’re overwhelmed and overscheduled with obligations.  Maybe you’re lonely or feeling the painful absence of a loved one. Maybe this holiday just isn’t measuring up to your ideals. Whatever your personal situation, many people experience a deep sense of disappointment during the holidays.  Expectations run high during this season, and we often perceive […]

November 22, 2016

One Young Woman’s Story of Struggling with Anxiety May Sound Familiar

“Many people are afraid that, if they were to try to explain their anxiety, they would be looked at as being overly dramatic.  Despite thoughts that anxiety is all in someone’s head, anxiety is a real issue that many people have to deal with.” These are the words of one quiet, withdrawn 18 year old […]