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Teaching Your Child Organizational Skills

By Christine Weinzapfel-Hayden, LCSW -September 3, 2020- As students start school after being out for a long layoff, they may need a “brush-up” on their organizational skills. Organizational skills are important in every phase of life, whether we are professionals in the work force, parents, teenagers or children.  It is never too late to evaluate […]

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Helping Your Child with Kindergarten Transition

By Jessie Smith, MSW – September 2, 2020 – Do you have a child who has just started kindergarten? Along with parents/guardians experiencing a range of emotions during this time, so do incoming students. Throughout my time working in an elementary school, I have had the privilege to observe this transition and guide students through […]

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Easing Back to School Anxiety

By Jillian Moon, LCSW – August 12, 2020 – My first day of high school was intimidating. I knew almost no one and my role in the school felt undefined. Would the teachers think I was good enough? Would the students like me? Would I be involved enough, or visible enough? Would I be too […]

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Helping Your Child Cope With Change

By Staci Chambers, MSW – August 4, 2020 – “Why are we moving to a new house?” “Why did one of my parents move away?” “Why are things so different at school?” “When can I see Grandma?” “How will I make new friends?” “What happens after we die?” Change happens in every life. Whether it’s […]

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Going Back to “Normal”

By Christine Weinzapfel-Hayden – July 22, 2020 – We have heard so much about the “new normal” over the last few months, but what is that? How are we supposed to make plans for the future when we really don’t know what that looks like yet? And how are we supposed to prepare our kids […]

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Monitoring Your Child’s Devices is Critical

By Youth First, Inc. – July 14, 2020 – Technology can be a great thing. It helps us communicate with loved ones who live far away. It helps parents have peace of mind when their child is going somewhere without them. It is a great resource to help educate our children. There are many advantages […]