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Child develops sense of self Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

#59: How a child develops their sense of self

You’re scrolling through instagram and you see countless photos and videos of women in amazing shape and with what look like perfect bodies. You scroll past, stop at a few funny memes and keep scrolling without giving it another thought.  Your teens, however, are also scrolling through these images. Maybe they’re stopping there a little …

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gratitude - Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

#56: Learning about appreciation and how to teach gratitude

The longing for the store bought dress: A lesson on gratitude and appreciation. August 19, 2020 During my high school years, finances were tight. I knew that my parents couldn’t afford to buy me many of the name brands that my friends were buying, so I just didn’t ask for them. If I really wanted …

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#45: How to help your child find out who they want to be: Finding your child’s super power

May 6, 2020 The question of who am I is one that we have all struggled with and perhaps may still be struggling with….Small children look to their parents for approval and sometimes are encouraged or discouraged by the comments of their peers to act a certain way, dress a certain way, and behave a …

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