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Resources Tagged With: anxiety

How Parents Can Help Children Cope With Trauma [downloadable]

In the past year, there have also been numerous stressors, including the ongoing pandemic, balancing work and parenting demands, and managing other obligations at home and/or in our personal life. This combination of traumas and stressors may feel overwhelming right now.

This fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope with collective traumas. Read more ›

5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for a Psychology Consultation

Parents often ask how to prepare their child for their first visit to a psychologist. “Should I tell my child about the appointment? What should I say? What if my child doesn’t want to go?” Read more ›

My Teenager Doesn’t Want Help. What Should I Do?

It can be a tough thing to accept that your teenager is experiencing depression. But it can be even harder if you feel like they don’t want help.

Keeping the communication lines open is important – even if it feels like it’s just a one-way thing at the moment. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do at home to help improve your teen’s mood and well being. Read more ›

Helping Resistant Teens Into Treatment

It can be hard to get kids to agree to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist. In fact this is a common stumbling block for many parents of teenagers struggling with anything from anxiety to ADHD, depression, or an eating disorder.  Adolescents need to want to get better, and be willing to work with someone to make that happen. For treatment to work kids need to buy into it, at least a little. Read more ›

Mental Health and Connection Are More Important Than Ever [downloadable]

Children’s Health Council is leading the emotional recovery with learning and mental health services for kids, teens, young adults and families. Our mission-minded experts are committed to transforming lives with courage, connection and compassion. CHC’s areas of excellence include learning differences, ADHD, anxiety and depression and autism. Read more ›

Yes, Pandemic Parental Burnout Is a Thing, and You’re Not Alone

Over the last few years, the concept of “parental burnout” has gained traction. There’s a growing body of peer reviewed research on the issue, principally led by Professor Isabelle Roskam, a Professor of Psychology in Belgium, and her team. Read more ›

The Emotional Weirdness Of Parenting As The World Slowly Opens Up Again

Yes, pandemic parenting has been emotionally draining from the get-go. But there is something about this particular moment that feels especially challenging to wade through. We’re at a more hopeful point in the pandemic, but there are still so many questions — and “decision fatigue” is grinding parents down. Read more ›

The “Third Shift” is Burning Out Parents Amid the Pandemic

With many schools, camps, and daycares shut down, parenting stress and burnout are now at an all-time high. These are compounded by job losses, financial issues, infection anxiety, working while helping with virtual learning, worries about loved ones, decision stress, juggling roles, and sadness about the loss of “normal” life. Read more ›

Coping With COVID: Exhausted Families

Right now, many of us are feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted from the ongoing stress of living through a pandemic. Both kids and adults can experience exhaustion, where they may feel depleted, like they are running on empty, using up all their physical and emotional energy without a chance to recharge. Read more ›

Relieve Stress With Free Guided Meditations [web resource] [downloadable]

Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. Read more ›

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