Children's Mental Health Blog
Covid with Kids: A Summer Resource for Parents
It’s summer vacation. Even in normal years this may bring anxiety waves right along with the heat waves for parents of school-aged children. How can I keep my kids entertained for two months??
Keeping Families Safe Campaign
During the Covid-19 pandemic, 1 in 10 women are very concerned about family violence. The research on this topic is unfortunately all too clear: family violence escalates during a pandemic. And, just as individual, collective actions were critical to flatten the Covid-19 curve, simple, collective action is needed to help flatten the family violence curve.
30 Ways to Challenge the Barriers to Equity
Equity by some has been described as the next step past equality, because not everyone needs to be treated the same way to become equal. Equity is about fairness and making sure everyone has what they need to succeed, even if what they need is different than what others may need.
Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance Strategies for Teens: Problem Solving
After you have let your teen know that you hear them, their feelings matter, and you want to understand, you can move on to offer help with problem solving. Identify what the root of the problem is based on what your teen is saying. Help problem solve using a line of questioning that encourages the teen to use their rational brain.
You’re Allowed to Not be Productive Right Now
Some people are enjoying this free time and checking things off their to-do lists. But many who have struggled with their mental health for years, or even those who are just discovering these struggles now, are wracked with guilt over how they “should” be spending this time.
Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance Strategies for Teens: Validation
This series will explore three emotion regulation tips that you might use to help your teen when they are emotional. The second tip, is validation.
Coping with COVID-19
There is no “emotional pandemic guidebook” or right way to feel and act during self-isolation. However, here are some tips to practice during this time to help you stay feeling as grounded and in control as possible in the coming weeks.
Talking to your Kids about COVID-19
In these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions and anxieties are running high. Everyone has some degree of worry and fear about how the next few weeks and months will play out; and children are no exception.
Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance Strategies for Teens : Self-Soothing
This series will explore three emotion regulation tips that you might use to help your teen when they are emotional, starting with Self-Soothing.
Pink Shirt Day - Anti-Bullying at Lutherwood
As a classroom teacher at Lutherwood I see the impact of bullying firsthand. Many of our students, who face challenges related to their mental health, report bullying in their home schools and communities. This is some of the advice my students want everyone to know about bullying at schools.