All posts by Estelle

Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning, widely-published journalist, writing/editing coach and former magazine editor-in-chief. She is the co-author of Beautiful Skin: Every Woman's Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age (Adams Media), and has been a featured author in several anthologies.

Properly Preparing for Pre-School

Q: This is a crazy week; because just as we are recovering from Hurricane Irene (yes, our basement was flooded); we are also getting ready for our first week of pre-school. Can you share tips to make the transition for my three-year-old easier? A: I am in the middle of the same dilemma (although thankfully our family got through the hurricane with property and possessions … Continue Reading ››

Taming Your Tyke’s or Teen’s Fears about Terrorism

 
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Q: With the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 coming up, how can I address what is sure to be a media onslaught with my impressionable five year old; and my teenager? A: To answer your question, I reached out to The American Psychological Association (APA), who recently posed these kinds of questions to Psychologist Robin H. Gurwitch, PhD, a professor and program coordinator of the National … Continue Reading ››