By the end of summer, most parents can’t wait for their kids to go back to school. We asked Jen Nelson, M.Ed., a Community Health Worker at Mental Health Partners, for ways that families can make the most of summer without getting on each other’s nerves.
An Introduction to Rock Climbing for Kids
Rock climbing has boomed as a sport for kids. Here’s where to send your kids to climbing camp or lessons this summer.
For the Love of the Game: The Resurgence of Racket and Paddle Sports
The growing popularity of racket sports gets full court press while winning the hearts and minds of players across multiple generations — from baby boomers to school-aged kids.
Mind and Body: Fitness Activities for the Summer
Exploring yoga and martial arts this summer can offer multiple advantages that will pay off now and in the future.
Nurturing Children’s Love for Animals
If you’re interested in giving your child a chance to spend time with animals on a regular basis this summer, there are several local resources worth exploring.
Home Is Where The Therapy Is When It Comes To Services For Children
A home atmosphere can bring comfort and practicality, especially when it comes to therapy services for children.
Back in the Groove : Tips on Returning to the Classroom
As schools prepare to receive students for a fresh start to learning, there are several ways parents can help their kids tap into their unique learning rhythm.
A Welcoming Environment for Kids on Autism Spectrum
The staff at Temple Grandin School use a socio-academic approach that blends a social lens with an academic lens to foster comprehensive learning.
Helping Kids Stay Cool, Calm and Collected
Whether your child is exposed to the news of yet another school shooting, is entering a transition year — such as going to kindergarten, middle school, or high school — or is just nervous about starting a new school year, it’s more important than ever to support them with coping skills.
How to help students who struggle with anxiety
Is your child exhibiting anxiety about going to school? They’re not the only one. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4.4 million children are living with anxiety.
How Does Your Child See the World?
As children grow, their eyes change quickly. Careful attention to a child’s eye health can help catch problems early, while their eyes are still developing.
Community-Based Organizations Can Help Your Child and Family Prepare for a New School Year
As they say, “It takes a village.” And when it comes to helping children, caregivers and families get back to school in wellness the village is here to support anyone in need. Don’t hesitate to reach out to these diverse local organizations to learn how they can assist your family moving forward this fall.
Planting Seeds: Nurturing Learning, Health and Happiness through Gardening Together
Gardening is renowned for countless benefits. Sharing gardening with children means enjoying all these health and wellness benefits together.
Self-care Strategies for Parents
Parents often have little time for real self-care. We routinely finish last in this regard as we care for our kids, our partners, extended family members, pets, the house, our careers, and the list goes on. Parents, let’s honor ourselves by choosing to put ourselves first sometimes!
Parents of First-Time Students: Managing Stress and Anxiety Now
Whether you’re choosing homeschooling, virtual learning from home or in-person schooling, the anxiety and stress can feel overwhelming.