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kids and back to school

kids and school anxiety

August 9, 2021  |  Anxiety, Kids, school

Has summer break really just about finished? Seems like it just started for my nephews and yet here they are - ready to head back to the classroom already. My sister's lucky in some ways. Her boys are eager to get back

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Kids, COVID and Mental Health

May 11, 2021  |  Anxiety, COVID-19, Kids, school

NOTE: This article appeared in the Wilmington News Journal on May 11, 2021:     Not long after COVID-19 started shutting things down last year, I got a call from my sister. Her oldest, a 13-year-old who had been

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Kids pandemic emotions

one year of COVID

March 11, 2021  |  Coping, COVID-19, kids, Mental health

It's hard to believe - well, maybe not so hard - that today marks one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. In that time, our lives changed in so many ways - and not always in good ways. While we've had to

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COVID and back to school

Back To School?

August 5, 2020  |  anxiety, coronavirus, COVID-19, kids, parents, school

Right about now, parents and kids alike would be starting preparations for the first day of school. Or for some, maybe that school year would already be underway. Either way, parents might be rejoicing and kids - well,

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Kids and anxiety
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kids and anxiety

June 28, 2019  |  Anxiety, Kids, Parenting, relationships

  In recent years, anxiety has taken top position over depression among our children’s behavioral health issues. Reporting of anxiety among kids 6 to 17 rose 13% in 5 years compared to depression levels,

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Parenting for Summer Break

parenting for summer break

June 19, 2019  |  Coping, Kids, Parenting, Stress

Summer's here, and the time is right ... for kids wondering "What am I going to do today?" Some parents are likely already hearing words to that effect. With the school year over and thoughts of taking a break from

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