E.g., 10/2020
E.g., 10/2020
September 09, 2020 | Virginia Depp Cline, PhD
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Our collective experience of 2020, so far, is like a script for a horrible made-for-television movie. Mounting crises are the reality: COVID-19, racial violence, murder hornets, hurricane season and the list goes on. It is easy to become overwhelmed with worry, sadness and anger about each of these experiences individually, let alone all together. 

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September 04, 2020 | Jennifer S. Kazmerski, PhD, BCBA-D
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During this time of uncertainty and unpredictability, there has been a clear and consistent message from the medical and scientific communities: The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 includes social distancing, wearing a mask when in public and washing our hands.  While the message for prevention is consistent as a parent it may seem daunting to implement. In my own practice I have heard families frequently express concern for how to successfully introduce these prevention strategies to children, specifically teaching a child to...

September 02, 2020 | Meredith Sorensen
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What do you do when your home becomes the classroom, the playground and the cafeteria, all in one? Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, for many, back-to-school has been replaced with stay-at-home and the familiar structured routine of school days is going by the wayside. Parents around the nation are planning for some version of virtual learning this school year, which also means planning for meals that are typically provided by the school. This can feel overwhelming, but check out these tips to keep your child eating healthy and on some type of...

August 25, 2020 | Marianna M. Sockrider, MD, DrPH
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we know you have to make many adjustments to stay safe and make hard decisions for your child about childcare and school attendance. It’s hard for us to give specific advice about these difficult choices because different schools or daycares may have different risks and even children with the same condition may have very different severity of lung disease. Although we cannot take the risk of contracting the virus away completely, this blog offers information about helping your child wear a face covering...

August 18, 2020 | Brenda Duran and Stephanie Chapman, PhD
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The Black Lives Matter movement is creating significant momentum for social change right now. Coming face to face with racial injustice and recognizing that opportunities for well-being are not equally available to Black people can be an emotional experience for many teens. In particular, White teens with a strong understanding of how their race plays a role in how they see themselves and how others perceive them might feel impassioned and motivated to join with others and make changes in their community. Some teens might feel confused, guilty...

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