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PCL 21: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety

Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, talks with Carlos Whittaker (author and speaker), and Kristen Ivy, about how to help kids cope with anxiety.  Anxiety and stress is a normal and unavoidable part of life, especially when experiencing something new or… Read More

Family Life | Self Care

PCL 22: Therapy Is Okay

Licensed Counselor, Dr. Chinwe Williams, talks with authors Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker about the benefits of families seeking counseling and how it's especially effective as a preventive measure rather than waiting until something goes wrong. Listen to Parent Cue Live The Parent Cue… Read More

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The Warning Signs of Depression and Anxiety in Kids

As adults, it can be easy to assume that kids, particularly younger ones, have nothing to fear, worry, or be sad about. After all, childhood is known for being the most innocent and carefree stage of development. However, kids have plenty to… Read More

Featured | School Life | Special Topics

What To Do When Your Child Gets Suspended or Expelled

You just found out that your child has been suspended or expelled from school. Natural reactions might include: shock, confusion, embarrassment, or anger. When I worked as a school counselor, I remember speaking to parents soon after discovering their child had been… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

How to Have a Mental Health Check-In With Your Teen and Preteen

Is your teen or tween behaving more differently than usual? I know, this probably seems like a trick question. The emphasis is on the word more. For example, has your usually uber-responsible fourteen-year-old neglected to take the dog out again, forgot two… Read More

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5 Things Your Kids May Be Worried About This School Year

In the next few weeks, most kids and teenagers will have returned to school. The beginning of any school year often generates feelings of nervousness, excitement, and the anticipation of what’s to come – for our kids and for us.  Let’s face… Read More