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Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Talk to Teens About it

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an affect on the mental health of adults, children, and teenagers. Socialization with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn. Now that teenagers are returning to school, the affect of COVID-19 on their mental health is even more apparent. […]

9 Powerful Strategies to Combat Fatigue

Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit.

Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. […]

Digital Literacy: How can Parents be Prepared

Are you worried about technologies impact on your children’s development

Apprehension about kids and technology is nothing new. Years ago, when it was first introduced, cable television was considered to be a serious risk to the healthy development of children. Today we don’t think twice about it. Closed-mindedness or even fear about new technology holds us […]

Putting an End to Procrastination (no, don’t do it tomorrow)

Procrastination is a common issue. A myth about procrastination is that the procrastinator is just being lazy. Procrastination typically results from avoiding discomfort in our lives or avoiding difficult emotions or stress. One important step towards addressing procrastination is asking yourself what you think and feel about a task or chore you are avoiding. Here […]

Academic Success Program

Is your child struggling in school?  Do you believe that your child is not working up to their potential?  Is your child struggling with one, or more, of the following:

•    Classroom Behavior
•    Concentration
•    Effective Listening
•    Homework
•    Memorization
•    Note Taking
•    Procrastination
•    Reading
•    Test Anxiety
•    Test Taking Strategies
•    Time Management
•    How to study for:  HISTORY; SCIENCE; MATH; FOREIGN LANGUAGE
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, Specialized Therapy Associates (STA) just might be able to help!  STA currently has openings in their widely […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|anxiety, back to school, Child, childhood, School|0 Comments

The Distracted Mind

The book entitled The Distracted Mind, subtitled Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley, MD Ph.D. and Larry Rosen, Ph.D., both of whom have videos to check out on YouTube, was published in the Fall of 2016. Thus it’s an up-to-date look at how our brains have a limited capacity for managing information, […]

By |November 17th, 2017|back to school, School|0 Comments

Parenting Teens: Setting Limits and Boundaries

Parenting a teenager is a time that proves to be difficult for many. Parents face obstacles with their children as they grow older, and let’s face it, children don’t come with an instruction manual. At some point when children reach the age of 11 or 12, many parents begin to stress over the upcoming and […]

Achieving Your Goals

We often get stuck trying to achieve our goals. We set off with noble intentions. We’ll decide that we’re going to start working out, eating healthy, go back to school, move out, obtain financial security or even just simply learn a new hobby. We see other people toting their successes and achievements and yet somewhere, […]

Back to School – 10 Tips

10 Quick Back To School Tips For Parents and Kids

Summer is coming to a close and even if kids want to forget that school exists, you can’t miss all the ‘Back to School Sale’ signs in stores. There are several ways to ease the transition:

1. Talk to your child about going back to school. Focus […]

But Mom, I Don’t Want to Go Back to School

Why do so many kids say they don’t want to go back to school? When I talk to kids, why do they all say that lunchtime, recess or seeing friends is their favorite part? And why don’t kindergarten kids get a playtime anymore?
Play is a child’s work. We need to allow children time to play. […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|back to school, change, children, Children and Families|0 Comments