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How Do We Heal From Here? – Shrinking It Down

When the body is injured, it begins the healing process despite the ongoing physical injury. Our minds should be no different. Right now – amidst a pandemic, economic strain, political tension, rising mental illness, and more – we are desperately in need of emotional healing, despite the many challenges ahead.

Managing Family Conflict During Covid – Shrinking It Down

Since COVID-19, many families have spent more time together. A lot more time.

More time together than we’re used to + challenging times + uncertainty about the future + none of the outlets we’d typically use to recharge = a perfect storm for rising family conflict.

Extra Time on Tests: Does It Work? – Shrinking It Down

The answer is, it depends.

When “extra time” on tests first began decades ago, the goal was to level the playing field for students with learning disabilities by allotting them the same amount of time that everyone else had.

Kids Under Surveillance! – Shrinking It Down

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Today’s kids and teens are increasingly under surveillance, including by their own schools and parents. In some ways this is nothing new. Adults have always monitored kids for risk.

Is This Normal? – Shrinking It Down

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One of the most common questions Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr.

The Loneliest Generation: What’s Up With Gen Z? – Shrinking It Down

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Data suggest that Generation Z, the teens and young adults coming of age right now, feels lonelier than any other age group. But we don’t know why.

Stay In Shape: Kids’ Bodies Feed Their Minds, featuring Ming Sun, CHES – Shrinking It Down

How can we guide children to healthfully navigate food, fitness, sleep, and more (especially when Takis® taste so much better than eggs for breakfast)? These aren’t just important for physical health but mental health, as well.

Money + Mental Health: Supporting Young Adult Children, With Limits – Shrinking It Down

 

If you’re a parent, you’ve likely spent time thinking about your child’s future after age 18.

When Kids Talk of Suicide – Shrinking It Down

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As the summer fades and we move into Autumn, activities in our lives start to build up and so can the stress. Perhaps this is one reason that September is national Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Summer Challenge: Come Together for Mental Health – Shrinking It Down

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We shouldn’t need science to tell us that getting together with other people is beneficial.