As a result of COVID-19, some families are physically closer than ever before. This may cause conflict for some; however, many more may find themselves distancing emotionally. Here are some tips to help your family emotionally thrive during this uncertain time.
Although caregivers try to protect children from traumatic events, many children witness and are aware of the violence occurring in their world. It is important for caregivers to talk to their children and be mindful of the stress they may experience related to these events.
In light of recent events, many caregivers may find themselves struggling to talk about the concepts of race, ethnicity and racism with kids. It is okay not to know all the answers. You can look them up and learn together!
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Schools around the country are being closed to try to slow down the spreading of COVID-19. At first, this may sound exciting, but these closings present us with lots of challenges. Here are a few tips to handle the next few weeks. Read More
Children with mental health conditions may be more sensitive to time changes than the typical child or teen. This can be the direct result of the condition itself or the medication they take due to their condition. Read More
When people hear the term, “social worker,” they tend to associate it with breaking up families and other misconceptions. Over time, this has caused a stigma attached to someone needing help from a social worker. Read More
Labeling food as “good vs. bad,” “healthy,” or “clean” can lead to abnormal behaviors associated with an eating disorder. When talking about food or eating with a child, conversation should be around the positive aspects of the food. Read More
As you and your preschooler prepare to transition into Kindergarten, a range of feelings may arise from excitement to sadness to fear or worry. Here are ways to help your family prepare for this change. Read More
As a pediatric obesity psychologist, I encounter kids and teens with low self-esteem almost daily. What is often looked over is the interaction between self-esteem, mood and emotional eating. Read More