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Taking On A New School Year

The beginning of the school year can make children and teens anxious, whether they are transitioning into a new school or returning to one they are familiar with. For students who already cope with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, these fears can be exacerbated. The unknown factors of a new grade with higher-level […]

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Discussing Body Image with Your Child

Being bombarded with images of beauty standards is an unhealthy aspect of modern society. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 40-60 percent of girls ages 6-12 are concerned about becoming “too fat” or gaining weight. This issue is not gender specific however, 25 percent of individuals who suffer from anorexia nervosa are male. Discussing […]

Child Study Teams

Child Study Teams

While some students are successful to varying degrees in assimilating and learning key concepts of any subject area, those with disabilities can find it at times next to impossible. It’s incumbent upon any school district (as well as federally mandated) to provide services in order for every student to be successful to the best of […]

Graduation Anxiety

Facing Graduation Anxiety

There’s a somewhat magical, non-medical condition that happens during the senior year of high school, and that’s Senioritis, which means that students start getting antsy about getting out of high school and moving on with their lives. While some students seemingly have at least the next four years of their lives all mapped out for […]