How to Manage Back to School Anxiety

For many families, back to school feels very different this fall after the abrupt transition to remote learning last spring.

For many families, back to school feels very different this fall after the abrupt transition to remote learning last spring. In addition to a feeling of excitement about seeing friends and teachers, children may also experience anxiety and fear about going back to school; anxiety about COVID-19, being behind academically, meeting new children, being in a new school, […]

Balancing Work and Online School

Balancing Work and Online School

Although elementary school children in our area have returned to in person classes, some families have elected to continue with online learning and middle and high schools have transitioned to a hybrid model to start out the school year. These decisions have forced many local families to balance the unique challenges of supervising online schoolwork, monitoring their children’s behavior and attention, and keeping up with their own work […]

Impact of COVID-19 on Children

Impact of COVID-19 on Children

While it is fair to say that coping with the pandemic has been stressful on all of us in our community, children are at particular risk of adverse effects on their mental health. There are challenges related to change in routines, virtual learning, fear of the virus, the world feeling out of control, loneliness from […]

Helping Kids with Trauma

Helping Kids with Trauma. One of the main goals of raising children is to help them grow and thrive so they can live up to their full potential. Most parents expect that they can protect their children from danger (whether it’s man-made or natural disasters) and when they’re not able to, it can cause distress […]