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Supporting Your Family’s Emotional Health During COVID-19 Lockdown

The longer families are homebound due to COVID-19, the greater the concerns about child, teen, and parent mental health. We are struggling to cope with challenges never dreamed of, all while feeling more isolated from those we’d typically turn to for support.

Coping With Disaster Fatigue: A Guide for Families

Mother nature has not been easy on us, lately.

We have shouldered one weather-related crisis after another. The United States has sustained a record number of extensive wildfires, tropical storms, derechos, and tornados.

Anger Management: How to Help You and Your Kids Stay in Control

Everyone gets angry from time to time — parents and kids alike.

Anger is a normal emotion that’s part of the “fight or flight” response. This means it’s an emotion that informs us that something in our lives is threatening, frustrating, upsetting, or unfair.

Cómo Obtener Una Evaluación Básica Realizada A Través De Su Distrito Escolar

¿Cómo se completa una evaluación básica a través de su distrito escolar local?

Bueno, la respuesta corta es: “Usted La Solicita”.

La Importancia del Sueño para el Bienestar Emocional de los Niños

Tengo una confesión que hacer. Raramente duermo lo suficiente.

Sé que es importante para mí, pero con demasiada frecuencia la vida se interpone. No estoy solo.

How to Talk With Grandparents About Kids’ Mental and Emotional Health

Many parents rely on others to help care for their kids, and grandparents often play an important role in taking over for parents during the work week, on weekends, or over holidays.

Cómo Ayudar a Los Niños a Lidiar con La Ansiedad Situacional

La ansiedad es la forma en que los humanos hemos evolucionado para protegernos.

En situaciones amenazadoras, nuestros cerebros desencadenan una serie de respuestas que resultan en una elevación del ritmo cardíaco, sudoración, temblores, hiperventilación y miedo intenso, todo con el propósito de prepararnos para el peligro.

The Value of Being a Grandparent: 7 Ways to Support Your Family’s Emotional Health

I’ve reached the age of becoming a grandparent. So have many of my friends.

There’s something quite special about this experience.

Conciencia del Estrés: Cómo Pueden Los Padres Ayudar A Sus Hijos Con El Estrés

Jacob, de 14 años, parece tenerlo todo. Vive en un barrio rico, asiste a una escuela privada, practica deportes y es un miembro estrella de la banda de su escuela. Y, sin embargo, se siente incómodo y estresado.

May – Meditation Challenge

Every day is time for supporting our mental health, but this year families everywhere are in need of extra hope, support, endurance, and moments of calm. This May, during Mental Health Awareness Month, we hope you’ll accept our meditation challenge.