Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic came about, we have witnessed immense societal change including quarantining at home, zoom classes, endless Netflix shows, and more. Beyond our at-home issues, we are bombarded by countless new alerts, stories about economic downturn, and re-opening issues. Seeing the amount of things happening around the world and having to stayContinue reading “COVID-19 and Anxiety: How to manage and reduce anxiety during the pandemic?”
Category Archives: COVID-19
Social Media Privileges During COVID-19
Before COVID-19, our days were fairly structured, and families had reasonable certainty about what was coming each day. With the current situation, uncertainty is much higher, and building routines during this “new normal” takes some adjusting. Sheltering in place has limited outdoor activities and left some notable gaps for free time, causing many families toContinue reading “Social Media Privileges During COVID-19”
Staying Calm and Connected During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Video Games Can Help
Everyone can agree that our world has changed. With the uncertainties of the Coronavirus pandemic looming large, children and families feel a loss of control. Children are seeing a lot of unsettling news and seeing it frequently. Most children take cues from parents to help them regulate their reactions to frightening events, but in thisContinue reading “Staying Calm and Connected During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Video Games Can Help”
Helping Kids Manage Anxiety During a Pandemic
Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. These are uncertain times. We can expect our children to feel more than the usual amount of anxiety during the COVID 19 pandemic. For kids with anxiety disorders, fears and unknowns may become overwhelming. Parents, educators, and other caring adults can help guide children into successful anxiety management strategies.
Ayudando a los niños manejar la ansiedad durante una pandemia
La ansiedad prospera en la incertidumbre. Estos son tiempos inciertos. Podemos esperar que nuestros hijos sientan más ansiedad que la habitual durante la pandemia de COVID 19. Para los niños con trastornos de ansiedad, los temores y lo incierto pueden llegar a ser abrumadores. Los padres, los educadores y otros adultos atentos pueden ayudar aContinue reading “Ayudando a los niños manejar la ansiedad durante una pandemia”
Tips for Getting the Most out of an Online Therapy Session
Whether you have been going to therapy for a while or are endeavoring to try it for the first time, a video therapy session is a bit different than meeting in person in both expected and unexpected ways. While both have their pros and cons, neither format is necessarily better than the other. If youContinue reading “Tips for Getting the Most out of an Online Therapy Session”
Keeping Connected While Social Distancing
As we limit our in-person social engagement to slow the spread of COVID-19, we may need to be more proactive to keep social interactions a part of our daily routine. Creative uses of technology can go a long way towards keeping us from getting too stir crazy.