Mental Health

Mental Health

10 Affirmations for the Worried Parent

If you’re anything like me, the words “parenting” and “worrying” are pretty much synonymous. Why doesn’t my 7-year-old sleep through the night? Why can’t I get my kids to eat anything besides cereal? Am I destroying their futures with my OCD-level of… Read More

Mental Health

Using a Feelings Wheel: Why it’s Helpful and How it Works

I know. You might be thinking, “What in the world is a Feelings Wheel, and what makes it practical for my everyday life?” A Feelings Wheel is a tool used to help recognize and communicate feelings. Although it may seem a bit… Read More

Mental Health

How Parents Can Help Kids Dealing With Anxiety and Depression

It seems like every day we’re met with the news of horrific stories from around the world or personal tragedies that hit closer to home. Whether you’ve got a kid who’s great at expressing themselves or a kid who likes to keep… Read More

Mental Health | School Life

Parenting When You’re a Sensitive Person

I have a rising 6th-grader who is the greatest human being on the planet (totally unbiased opinion, obviously). Currently, we’re in the middle of the Covid-19 quarantine. So, she hasn’t had the same experiences most 5th-graders have prior to entering middle school.… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping My Middle and High Schooler Manage Their Emotions

As a counselor for teenagers, I see and hear a lot of stuff. But I bet you wouldn’t be able to guess what my most memorable and favorite sessions look like. I should say first that I truly love all of my… Read More

Mental Health

4 Ways to Maintain Mental and Emotional Wellness During a Crisis

So much of our world has changed in just a few weeks. Many people are feeling anxious, disrupted, and overwhelmed. If you have been struggling with your own anxiety or depression, the current COVID-19 outbreak may trigger the feeling that you’re spiraling… Read More

Family Life | Mental Health

6 Strategies for Parenting During the COVID-19 Crisis

We’re all navigating really strange and chaotic times. Schools have closed and parents are faced with working from home while trying to assist their kids in completing assignments on unfamiliar digital platforms and in subjects that are outside of their comfort zone.… Read More

Mental Health | Special Topics

Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone. As information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, many families are experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Employers and… Read More

Español | Mental Health | Special Topics

Manejando el miedo y la ansiedad durante una pandemia de salud

Si está luchando sobre cómo manejar la creciente ansiedad de su familia sobre la actual crisis de salud pública, no está solo. A medida que la información sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19) continúa desarrollándose, muchas familias experimentan una amplia gama de pensamientos, sentimientos… Read More

Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

What’s Worrying Our Girls

This is an excerpt from Raising Worry-Free Girls by Sissy Goff (used with permission) What's Worrying our Girls By nature, girls want to please. Girls define themselves against a backdrop of relationship. Feeling known and loved is crucial. So to say something… Read More