It Starts With CommunityThe last month has been filled with reminders to vote, the grief around of the passing of Justice Ginsberg, activism around racial injustice, the ongoing pandemic, wildfires and of course the impending presidential election. Some people believe this upcoming election is one of the most important in ...

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AnxietyIt seems that the psychological term anxiety is a state of being that many people are realizing affects them in different ways. Whether it's because we are in a global pandemic, or that schools are teaching remotely or that there is civil unrest, most people are somehow affected by this ...

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Are the kids going to be okay?Simply put, I get asked this question a lot and the answer is..."it depends." Factors that affect a child's resiliency to come out of this pandemic doing okay include their mental health before the pandemic, their social connection, access to regulated adults, amount of ...

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It may seem that having a conversation with your daughter about just about anything these days is difficult! There are the eye rolls, the “yep, I know” comments and the “you just don’t get it” remarks that make it feel impossible to communicate.However, if you have a tween daughter you ...

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What's all the news about TikTok?Since the recent headlines have put TikTok on the hot seat, kids, more so than parents, have been asking me if I think their parents are going to take away their accounts. I have wanted to write about my concerns about this app for a ...

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The time is nowThe strife over the past month has brought about much unrest, grief, pain, confusion and turmoil as it relates to racial tensions, racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism. Teens and parents have shared their thoughts, feelings and questions with me about what they can do, how ...

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The time is nowThe strife over the past month has brought about much unrest, grief, pain, confusion and turmoil as it relates to racial tensions, racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism. Teens and parents have shared their thoughts, feelings and questions with me about what they can do, how ...

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Tensions With My Teen Are High.This past week families have been dealing with eight weeks at home, teens fatiguing on distance learning and ready to start seeing friends again. With orders in many states transitioning from Stay at Home to Safer at Home- this seems to be the green light ...

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My child is acting like a toddler.Each week since the Coronvirus social distancing and shelter at home orders there have been new behaviors that children have been showing. In the past two weeks, I have been treating a good deal of regression. I will define what that means below and ...

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Grief deserves more explanationAfter the Session #49 newsletter on grief, I received lots of feedback. All touching and emotional, people wanted to either share their story, ask questions or point out that I could have said more or included deeper information. I agreed, so today's notes are about what else ...

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This is surrealPeople have had it. Kids are over being home. Parents are tired of trying to juggle work, distance learning, entertaining their kids, managing their own emotions and cooking and cleaning around the clock. This week in therapy there were a lot more tears, a lot more sadness and ...

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Nothing is normal.This topic needs little introduction. Nothing is as we knew it. Working from home or not at all has changed our daily lifestyle. Fearing our neighbors, strangers in a supermarket, or even our family members for fear of getting Coronavirus has changed how we interact with others. The ...

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