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Maybe the Cowardly Lion Was Right

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I’m afraid of heights. I don’t know why, but that’s the nature of phobias. They’re not necessarily rooted in experience or even logic. In cases like this, fear is hardwired into us—that fight-or-flight response that literally … Continue reading

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Worries Are Not Forever: How to Recognize and Soothe Anxiety in Young Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Worries Are Not Forever When I tell parents and teachers the title of my new children’s book, Worries Are Not Forever, they often say something like, “I need that immediately” or “Do you have one … 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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Inauguration Apprehension: How to Help Children Express Their Feelings in Times of Change

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. The inauguration of the next president of the United States can be an exciting time of possibility, change, and growth, but due … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect: School Safety Drills with Young Children

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the Cold War. Because our Air Force base had some of the Minuteman missiles (which carried nuclear warheads), the prevailing sense was that we were pretty high up on … Continue reading

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