Articles containing: resilience

Tips for Helping Children Cope with Hurricanes, Storms and Their Aftermath

September 20, 2017

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The Clay Center Team

When it comes to scary events, such as terror acts or natural disasters, our mission at the MGH Clay Center has always been to help parents appreciate the impact of kids seeing images on the screen and hearing about events that are potentially

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Summer Reading – With Your Kids

June 14, 2017

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When does summer begin for most kids?

It begins about two weeks before the bell rings on that last day of school.  Whatever kids have planned for the summer, you can bet they’re already thinking of these plans well before they are officially granted their academic freedom.

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Bad Things Happen

January 19, 2017

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Bad things happen, and that’s a fundamental fact of life on this planet.

It’s not like we didn’t know this.  Since things have been happening to humans, there’ve been bad things happening to humans, and we’ve had to help our children to deal with them.

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Parents’ Untreated Mental Illnesses Affect Their Children

May 26, 2016

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We wrote earlier this month about the growing acceptance of psychiatric illness among the general population. A number of studies demonstrate that more and more Americans are accepting psychiatric illnesses as equal to other illnesses, and therefore actively seeking treatment.

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The Implications Of Poverty On Children’s Mental Health

May 19, 2016

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In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement in which it encouraged all of its members to screen pediatric patients and their families for economic hardship. This announcement made national news and was later published in Pediatrics, the flagship journal of the AAP.

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Should We “Grade” Character?

May 17, 2016

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“Mom and Dad, can you help me study for my empathy final?”

This isn’t a snippet of dialogue from a dystopian novel where humans are forced to raise android children; it’s something you may very well hear from kids of your own.

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Meeting The Challenges Of Tourette’s Disorder: Dan’s Story

March 24, 2016

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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Living With A Chronic Medical Illness

February 25, 2016

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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The Flaw In Our New Year’s Resolutions: A Few Tips For Focusing On The Positive

December 29, 2015

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There’s this guy Sisyphus.

I feel like he invented the New Year’s resolution.

You know Sisyphus—he’s the guy who works so hard to push that stupid boulder up the hill, only to have it roll down again at the end of his hard work.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is: Thinking About Homeless Children In The Classroom

December 10, 2015

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This is the final blog post of a series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI). For more information about the CHI curriculum, and the ways in which it seeks to empower the next generation of teachers and caregivers to understand and advocate for homeless children, visit http://www.lesley.

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