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Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Crisis

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad It’s long been known that children react to stress by looking at how adults cope. During this uncertain time, here are ways you can help your children—and yourself—move through the … Continue reading

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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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How to Get the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I don’t know about you, but I got a little deer-in-the-headlights at my first few parent-teacher conferences for my daughter. We sat down with her kindergarten teacher, who is about as kind and nonthreatening as a … Continue reading

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When Kids Fear Swimming Lessons, Don’t Just Dive In

By Eric Braun For me, few things symbolize the joy of summer vacation more than a swimming pool. When I wrap my toes over a pool’s concrete lip, gaze at the shimmering blue water, and inhale the smell of chlorine, … Continue reading

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Holiday Tips for Divorced and Separated Families

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. The holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year. Being separated or divorced can create additional stressors and challenges during the holidays. … Continue reading

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