Posts Tagged: children

March is Development Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a time to increase awareness and promote understanding of and respect for individuals with…
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A loving and blissful family lying on their lounge floor together

How to talk to children about COVID-19

Everyone is talking about COVID-19, including children. Even if your kids haven’t asked about what’s going on, it’s highly likely they’ve heard people talking about the virus. When children hear or see media coverage, they can become overwhelmed or anxious. They also might have a lot of questions about why schools are closing and events…
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Pretty biracial teenage girl is smiling and looking at the camera. She is sad or depressed and is sitting outside a public high school. Student is wearing a backpack and classmates are sitting behind her.

Tips for school anxiety

The new school year has started. Although a new year is often an exciting time for families, school can be very stressful for both parents and children. Here are some tips to help. Coping strategies for children who experience school anxiety (test, social, refusal): 1. Parents should show excitement and interest while being supportive and…
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Father is sending his sad daughter to school for first time and trying to relax her

How to calm first day of school nerves

Many parents and children dread the first day of school with jitters about separation from each other. Children are nervous about being away from their parents, in a new surrounding, having to make new friends, and about being around many new people including teachers and other children, many of whom are also uneasy about their…
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