Tag Archives: mental health

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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Perfectionism and Depression in Gifted Kids

By Myles Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed (Revised & Updated Edition) Childhood depression has multiple causes. Genetics play … Continue reading

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Helping Tweens Understand and Cope with Anxiety

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids During the tween years, kids have a lot on their plates. Middle school can be quite challenging with juggling multiple teachers … Continue reading

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Helping Students Cope with Holiday Stress

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids The holidays can be a joyful time for many of us. Kids look forward to gift giving, having time off from … Continue reading

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Different Settings for Play Therapy

By Melissa Martin, author of  Tessie Tames Her Tongue: A Book About Learning When to Talk and When to Listen What Is Play Therapy? “Birds fly, fish swim, and children play,” writes Garry Landreth in his book Play Therapy: The … Continue reading

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