When my husband and I built a house in Stonegate 16 years ago, we planted two ginkgo trees on either side of our front yard. The trees looked identical the day we put them in the ground. But while one flourished, the other floundered.

An 8-year-old girl sits on my couch, squeezing a stress ball and staring out the window. She’s feeling anxious. I am a psychotherapist, and I talk her through a deep breathing exercise to help her feel less anxious, but she can’t stop thinking about her worries. She tells me that she has 18 …

Children don’t always want to eat their vegetables, which can be stressful for parents. Next time you get in this dilemma with your child, make up a game at the dinner table to see who can come up with the funniest name for your vegetables. If you have a picky eater who won’t touch a plate w…