Ask the Psychologist: Holidays & Family

We’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! Question: The holiday season often paints a picture of the “perfect” family, but not all...

Ask the Psychologist: Managing Back to School Anxiety

For our this series, we’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! We recently spoke with Dr. Stephanie on the Healthy Family Project...

Episode 3: Managing Screen Time

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to psychologist, Dr. Stephanie Smith, about managing screen time. Dr. Stephanie is the founder of www.drstephaniesmith.com and a regular blog contributor at www.produceforkids.com. Dr. Stephanie Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie, living in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. In her practice, she works with moms, dads, teens and tweens. Dr. Smith uses...

Ask the Psychologist: Screen Time & Kids

Q: We live in a day and age that our kids, from a very young age, have interaction with an electronic device. What are your recommendations on helping families set guidelines for screen time?   A: The best place to start is to look at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for screen time. They recommend the following:   Ages...

Ask the Psychologist: ADHD & Appetite

For our newest series, we’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! My daughter was recently diagnosed with ADHD and has begun taking...

Ask the Psychologist: BMI and Kids

For our newest series, we're tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she'll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! Many schools across the U.S. check-in yearly with kids’ BMI (Body...

Mental Illness, Appetite and Staying Healthy

Mental health disorders are exceedingly common. According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), 43.8 million adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in a given year. That’s 1 in 5 adults. Every year. And 20% of youth (ages 13-18) have a mental health condition. In short, mental illness affects all of us: whether it’s personally, as...

Modeling a Healthy Body Image for Your Kids

Everywhere we turn people are talking about bodies: Strong bodies, sick bodies, short bodies, pregnant bodies. And whether we like it or not, our kids are hearing and seeing all this talk about bodies - and what’s good, bad; attractive, ugly. It’s important for us, as parents, to add our voices to the mix, and not let the media have...

How to Make Changes That Last

Changing anything about our behavior is hard. Really hard. Even something simple like switching up where we put our car keys can be rough. So it makes sense that making big changes, like: How we spend and save our money How we discipline our children How we manage stress and worry How we treat our bodies ...can feel like monumental...

Managing Stress About Food

Food is everywhere! Online, on TV, on billboards, in magazines, on every street corner. In fact, food is so much a part of our lives that it can be hard to get a break. And for many people a break from thinking about, worrying about, stressing about food is just what they need. Here are a few tips for taking...