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Ask Ellen: How to Keep The Learning Going This Summer

Summer is often a time when families seek to balance fun and structure. But many are feeling uncertain about what lies ahead due to disruptions to their kids’ school year and changes in their summer plans.

Medications: For Better or Worse? – Shrinking It Down

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Many parents of kids struggling with a mental health issue have concerns – even fears – about medication as a part of treatment. Will it help? Will it hurt? What are the side effects? Today, Dr.

Managing Challenging Behavior in Kids During Stressful Times – Shrinking It Down

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These past months and weeks have put tremendous stress on families across the country, on top of the daily challenges we were already navigating.

Climate Anxiety and Kids – Shrinking It Down

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Many kids are becoming more worried about climate change. Frightening predictions about the future and political inaction can make them feel that the crisis is out of their control.

COVID-19 and College Students – Shrinking It Down

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When teens leave home for college, it’s natural for both parents and young adults to adjust to new lifestyles and living apart.

Ask Ellen: How to Advocate for Your Child’s Learning

A learning disability causes difficulty in an area of learning, such as reading, writing, or math. Challenges in one or more of these areas can affect a child’s ability to thrive in the classroom. But it’s not always clear to parents what to do when their child is struggling.

Bipolar Disorder and The Arts: Mark Vonnegut’s Story

Despite our growing awareness of mental health conditions, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is often misunderstood. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr.

COVID-19: Mental Health Check-In – Shrinking It Down

Life as we know it has changed since our last episode. Concerns, disruptions, and uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus disease have affected us all.

The Importance of Sleep

It’s important for kids to get enough sleep, and experts recommend eight to ten hours each night. But most kids struggle to reach that due to busy schedules and digital distractions. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr.

Breaking News and Kids

During times of “breaking news” coverage we’re all drawn to our TVs, phones, and computers for information. But breaking news can include disturbing themes and content, including violence, natural disasters, abuse, and more. The big headlines today also seem to be more frequent, which can add to our stress levels.