National School Counseling Week is Coming

National School Counseling Week is February 7th through February 11th. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the unique contribution school counselors brings to children in this country. This recognition has become even more important as children continue to face the stress and challenges brought on by the Covid 19 pandemic. Stats at a Glance It has...[ read more ]

How to Tell if Your Child is Being Bullied

If you think back to your own childhood, you remember there are generally two types of kids: The bully and those that the bully bullies. Most of us fell into that second group of kids. And don’t think for a minute that girls can’t be bullies, because they can. Girls can actually be brutal to one another.Not only are kids...[ read more ]

Fear of going to school?

While some kids begrudge alarm clocks and mountains of homework, they still look forward to school; to enjoying friendships and new activities. Some children, however, have a real fear of going to school. They worry about potential bullying or even violence at school. Some have trouble coping with social pressure, while others feel overwhelmed at what they will be expected...[ read more ]

Mental Health and Existentialism

Unless you’ve taken a philosophy class, you may not be familiar with existentialism. In a nutshell, it is the belief that humankind has free will: you have the ability to make conscious choices. So, is existentialism related to mental heath? This school of thought has identified a number of themes that all people have in common. It can be helpful...[ read more ]

No Stress Going Back to School

Starting a new school year can be super exciting. Are you stressed by going back to school?  It can be, both for the child and the parents. The following are some ways you can ease back into a new schoolyear but leave the stress behind! Meet the New Teacher One of the biggest fears many young children have is will...[ read more ]

Mindful Kids: The Benefits

While getting kids to pay attention can seem frustrating, there is an answer to the madness: mindful kids. “Pay attention!” It’s a phrase that is uttered dozens of times a week (if not more) in households where children between the ages of two and 18 reside. How is it that when they WANT to, oh say when they are playing...[ read more ]

Play Therapy For Kids

What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is a therapeutic approach that helps juveniles delve into and openly express repressed thoughts or emotions through play. These play sessions typically take place in an environment the child recognizes as safe and comfortable. There are very few rules imposed on the child during these sessions, as this encourages them to freely express themselves...[ read more ]

How to Connect with your Children and Teens

Are you wondering how to connect with children? When children are young, they come to us, it seems, innumerable times throughout the day wanting to share something with us. An idea they had, a discovery, questions about life. At times these visits aren’t so helpful or desired, like when we’re on an important conference call or having private time with...[ read more ]

What To Do If Your Kid Is The Bully

What if your kid is the bully?

Bullying has become a national epidemic. According to recent data, as many as one-out-of-three school children say they have been bullied. And roughly 30% of young people admit to bullying others. Most young people will experience bullying from one side or another. You frequently read advice on preventing bullying, but what do you do if your kid is the bully? While...[ read more ]

How to talk to your kid about mental health

talk to your kid about mental health

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you know firsthand how the diagnosis can impact your life. Mental illness is not only challenging for adults to understand, but children as well. With so many myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness, it’s easy for young people and parents to feel anxious and confused. With this...[ read more ]

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