If we are not careful, continually accessing the information about the pandemic can increase, rather than decrease, our anxiety. In our reasonable efforts to stay educated about COVID-19, our anxiety and tension can be significantly exacerbated.
It can be challenging to provide children with reassurance as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic status. As parents, we feel obligated to stay informed of the developing situation, even as each update brings more uncertainty and/or reminds us of unpleasant and frightening possibilities. To help parents manage their children's stress during anxious times, please… Continue reading Helping Children Manage Stress During Anxious Times
As the lazy, hazy days of summer melt away, family thoughts turn to the approach of the school year. While many parents eagerly anticipate the return to the structure of the academic year, children may be experiencing a wide array of feelings from excitement to dread. How can we best prepare children to resume the… Continue reading Four Tips to Help Children Ease the Back-to-School Transition