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It’s the first day of virtual school and I’m already losing my mind. How am I going to survive this?

Families Mental Health School

A: Parents, we see you. Parenting in a pandemic is hard. It’s really, really hard. Many parents are being tasked with managing virtual learning, often involving age-inappropriate expectations for our young children to spend hours (and hours) seated/on Zoom calls. All around us, parents–especially moms–are taking leaves of absence from their careers in order to

What should I be considering when it comes to deciding on participation in team sports for my kids this Fall?

Families Reopening School Staying Safe

A: Great question from a follower! We recommend keeping in mind three main things when considering the safety of a team sport: Space, Sharing and Stability! Space -To what extent is physical closeness a requirement of team play? -Can players socially distance when not in the field of play? -Can spectators socially distance? -Can team

How to Relax in Your Mask

Families School Staying Safe

As we head into the fall, take a moment to calmly review mask wearing! This one is for the younger ones in our lives….as well as adults! Stay Safe. Stay Sane. And Just Breathe! #COVID19 #covidkids #breathwork ~Aparna

Relaxing With Your Mask

Families School Staying Safe Videos

As we head into the fall, take a moment to calmly review mask wearing! This one if for the younger ones in our lives….as well as adults! Stay Safe. Stay Sane. And Just Breathe! ~Aparna Link to original FB post

What safety precautions for clothing, supplies, and shoes can I take if I am sending my children back to school?

Families Infection and Spread Reopening School Staying Safe

A: While there are no stringent guidelines, we know that we should wash everything frequently with soap and water. Continue to follow SMART guidelines. And make it a routine and it will be easier to remember. Here are some guidelines for children returning to school in descending order of importance: 1) Reinforce hand washing. Pack

Should I send my child to daycare*?

Families Reopening School Staying Safe

A: The data are not yet conclusive, but there are several considerations to keep in mind to help guide this individual decision. 1) Low level of community transmission matters. This can influence the likelihood of cases arising in the daycare center. We cannot emphasize this point enough. Many have asked what metrics to use. Most

Young Adults, Mental Health, and College

Families Mental Health Reopening School

Nerdy Guest Amani Martorella chats with Malia about young adults, mental health, and college. Amani Martorella, MSSW, is the Senior Clinical Social Worker at the Johns Hopkins University’s student counseling center, and the senior staff advisor for A Place To Talk, a campus peer mental health support group. She talks about how college students have