Telehealth as an Effective Option for Kids in the Age of Covid-19

We are in an unprecedented time. Schools and places of employment are closed. Entire states are requiring people to stay at home. There are new challenges we face: our kids may be being educated at home while parents work from home; we may not be able to access services or supplies as easily as we

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What is Anxiety Like for Kids?

Meeting face to face with a bear in the woods. Taking a math test. What do these events have in common? Each are events that cause the brain and body to feel stress.  Seeing a bear in the woods is a dangerous, potentially life threatening, situation.  The brain responds accordingly, sounding an alarm to alert

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Can you pick me up?

“Hey Mom, I don’t feel good. Can you pick me up?” With school having started, it is my guess that many parents have already seen this text message from their child. As kids have more technology available to them, it has become easier for them to reach out to parents with a quick phone call

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Imagining Our Way to a More Resilient Life

Hands down, one of the best qualities to help our children blossom is resilience.  Even if they are slower to warm up to change, if they have a resilient core, they will adapt to whatever life throws at them.  Since resilience is not an easily quantifiable trait, it may seem impossible to teach.  Many believe

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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