Category Archives: Counselor’s Corner

It’s Like Riding a Bike: Work-Life Balance for Educators

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Recently, my youngest child learned how to ride a bike. Again. You might think riding a bike is something you do once and never have to relearn. Well, for him it’s been a different process. … Continue reading

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Teaching Communication Skills to Elementary Students

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW What is communication, and why is it important? From a very basic standpoint, most people have a natural human desire to communicate. But communication can be a complex topic. So while I promise to discuss … Continue reading

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Preparing for Bullying Prevention Month

By Stephanie Filio With the unending pressures of social media and confusing behavioral standards for today’s children, it has become clear that students need a little extra help and guidance in their hallways. In response, most schools and school systems … Continue reading

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Identifying and Supporting Girls with Depression

By Stephanie Filio A recent Washington Post article grabbed the attention of educators by pointing out statistics that show a rising trend of depression in girls, and at alarmingly younger ages than before. One study showed that symptoms begin presenting … Continue reading

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Helping Children Start the School Year with Confidence

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Picture this: It’s the first day of school and the sun is shining like a spotlight on something special about to begin. Crisp new clothes are laid out so we can present our best selves … Continue reading

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