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Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Stress

By Pam Wilsen, School-Based Mental Health Therapist Here are four things families can do to deal with back-to-school stress  Fall 2020 is shaping up ... continue reading

Alex’s Story

Alex is a sweet, kind and gifted student who had issues adapting to a classroom environment. Alex recently graduated from Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) ... continue reading

The Therapeutic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

By Jill Collum, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Tuttle Elementary School  July 5-11 is National Therapeutic Recreation Week, but due to the recent uptick ... continue reading

Why I chose my children’s mental health over Covid-19 risks at daycare

By Merab Favorite (originally posted in Sarasota/Manatee Mom Blog) The decision to send my children back to daycare wasn’t an easy one. I knew ... continue reading

Coffee with Consultants: A weekly advice vlog for parents

By Starfish Academy Social-Emotional Consultants Stephanie Essex & Yang Sandoval As a new mom, Yang Sandoval, a social-emotional counselor at Starfish Academy was having ... continue reading

Managing Meltdowns with Mindfulness During Covid-19

By Monica Mehserle, School-Based Therapist at Lamarque Elementary School  We went from doing it all – dropping our kids off at school and picking ... continue reading

Being a “Good Enough” Parent During COVID-19

By Jennifer Gravesen, School-Based Therapist at Glenallen Elementary Many parents across the globe are under a great deal of stress due to the ramifications ... continue reading

21 Apps Parents Should Know About

By Jennifer Garafola, School-Based Therapist at Gocio Elementary School  As a school based mental health therapist, it’s helpful to stay up to date on ... continue reading

Strategies for Fostering Grateful Children

by Guest Columnist Sandy Chase Gifts abound during the holiday season.  But are our children grateful?  More important, what strategies can parents and/or teachers ... continue reading

Unplug and Connect; 4 ways to limit screen time this summer

By Kathleen Powers, School-Based Mental Health Therapist  Ahh, the dog days of summer are upon us. If given the choice, many children would opt ... continue reading