Category Archives: Parenting

How Intergenerational Relationships Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden As an educator teaching through distance learning, I’ve observed the abundance of students connecting to lessons while in the care of grandparents, other relatives, and family friends and neighbors. For some families, … Continue reading

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Teen Addictions Are Increasing During the Pandemic—And How Adults Can Help

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? The effects of the pandemic have been steadily increasing since the start in March 2020. Most schools have resorted to online learning. Students and teachers alike find … Continue reading

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Using Stories to Teach SEL During Distance Learning

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes As the pandemic stretches on, and as many of us work from home and many of our students learn from home, the isolation … Continue reading

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How the Pandemic Affects Children and What You Can Do to Help

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad Studies about the impact of the pandemic on children have shown overall increases in anxiety levels and academic difficulties. Online learning, restricted school days, and virtual classrooms have created lapses in … Continue reading

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Mental Health Televisits for Children & Teens: Everything You Need to Know

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the United States in mid-March, most therapists have stopped seeing patients in their offices. Insurance companies allowed therapists to switch to … Continue reading

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