Tag: #COVIDparenting

Video Series – Helping Students Manage Challenging Feelings in Challenging Times

Check out this video series for children and teens on coping with difficult feelings and support for parents too!

Winter Solstice, The Great Conjunction, and Making Meaning as a Family

So the shortest day came, and the year died,And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white worldCame people singing, dancing,To drive the dark away.They lighted candles in the winter trees;They hung their homes with evergreen;They burned beseeching fires all night longTo keep the year alive,And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awakeThey shouted, reveling.Through all …

New Highlights Blog Post – Children and Mask-Wearing

Highlights for Children has been getting a range of letters with reactions from parents about mask-wearing since the pandemic began earlier this year. They chose to respond directly to questions and challenges through the following article articulating their commitment to showing a diverse range of children as they are currently living and experiencing the world. …

Upcoming Radio Show on Dealing with Fear and Anxiety in Family Life

Creating Calm in the Midst of a Chaotic World Do you need help managing your fear and anxiety with your family during times of uncertainty? We are going to talk about how to deal with your feelings and help your children deal with theirs. How can you create a calm home environment amidst a chaotic …

Navigating the COVID Storm — Together

Understanding Group Dynamics to Improve Your Family’s Collaboration and Resilience By Guest Authors Julea Douglass, Ph.D. and R. Keeth Matheny Think back to a memorable team experience. It might have been a sports team or a project at work. Every team has its own unique group dynamics.  In basketball for instance, each player and the …

Big Worries, Small Steps

How Can Parents Support their Children through Anxiety and Build Strength, Resilience, and Confidence? As we face so much uncertainty in our lives whether it involves election stress, pandemic worries, job fears, or school difficulties, parents and children alike are feeling the mounting pressure. It’s critical for families to continue their learning about how they …

Need Some Mindfulness This Week? Check out Our Mindful Monday Recording

Today, Mike Wilson, podcast host of “Making After School Cool” of the Harris County Department of Education in Houston, Texas and I discuss the mounting tension and how we deal with it. He introduces his own animal spirit guide that gives him a sense of meaning and important life reminders this week from the Native …

Halloween’s Contribution to 2020

Building Empathy and Perspective-taking Skills (One Week Prior to U.S. Elections in a Highly Divided Nation) May Just Be the Vaccination for Our Spirits Though the pirate, princess, and fireman may or may not be going out trick or treating this year due to the phantom pandemic, it’s likely your kids are dressing up and …

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