Kim Jocelyn Dickson (author of The Invisible Toolbox) talks about separation anxiety and letting go as parents.

A lot of young people are experiencing anxiety right now. It might be they are anxious about the pandemic, it might be they are anxious about attending school in person again, maybe they are going off to college and they’re living away from home for the first time. 


Mango Publishing author and psychologist, John Duffy, joined us for an hour-long conversation about teen transitions and empty nest syndrome. Author Kim Jocelyn Dickson was also with us. 


During that author panel, they talked a lot about teen anxiety and ways to support our children. John and Kim also talked about ways to support ourselves as parents! 


This is a one-minute snippet from that conversation. If you want to watch the whole thing, which we are sure you do, please visit https://www.facebook.com/mangopublishing/videos/2190245317941703/ 


The Invisible Toolbox

The Invisible Toolbox

The Power of Reading to Your Child from Birth to Adolescence

Longtime elementary school teacher Kim Jocelyn Dickson believes every child begins kindergarten with a lunchbox in one hand and an “invisible toolbox” in the other. In The Invisible Toolbox, Kim shares with parents the single most important thing they can do to foster their child’s future learning potential and nurture the parent-child bond that is the foundation for a child’s motivation to learn. She is convinced that the simple act of reading aloud has a far-reaching impact that few of us fully understand and that our recent, nearly universal saturation in technology has further clouded its importance.


parenting the new teen in the age of anxiety

A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence

Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.


Say It now

33 Ways To Say I LOVE YOU To the Most Important People In Your Life

Inspiration when the words are hard: Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words—and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life.

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