Raising a Child During a Pandemic


Raising a Child During a Pandemic

So, you’re raising a child during a pandemic. And of all the parenting challenges you thought you’d encounter and prepared for, I suspect this one wasn’t very high on the list, if it was on the list at all. Now, you’re trying to navigate what were once normal, everyday activities (working, getting the kids to school, running errands, etc.) with...[ read more ]

Creative Expressive Therapies for Kids and Teens

Life hasn’t been the same for any of us for over a year now. As we continue to try and adapt our lives to safely deal with this coronavirus, it has taken its toll on many, both financially and emotionally. Kids have been hit particularly hard during this time. Last year, many might have thought the idea of no school...[ read more ]

Grieving Educators

As we are finishing up this virtual school semester, most of us are jumping for joy. This signifies the end of balancing working from home while keeping our children on track with their classes. Not only does this time bring an end to this stressful chapter, but it brings a multitude of emotions for us all. For the educators that...[ read more ]

So, your child has anxiety…

Many of the children I see of late are suffering from anxiety. Many more of their parents are confused as to why they’re anxious. That’s the thing about anxiety - there is no definite reason as to why someone has anxiety. It can be triggered by a big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations - for example,...[ read more ]

Black Therapists for your Child

“Do black people really come to therapy and tell you their business?” “Are there a lot of black therapists out there?” These are a few questions I get asked a lot. While I understand the desire to have a therapist of color for your child (especially if you are of color), it may not always be possible. I have previously...[ read more ]

Let Them Play

If you walk into Target or Walmart they have entire sections, devoted to children’s toys. I’m certain you have said or heard someone tell their child, “put that down. You can’t play all day.” I am here to tell you, let your child play. Playing has many benefits. It can promote family bonding, if the family engages in a game...[ read more ]

Our Children + Covid-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shook the world. With cases popping up everywhere, masks being required by some counties, people losing their jobs and schools being closed, it is a traumatic event experienced by all in one way or another. Most mental health disorders begin in childhood, making it essential that mental health needs are identified early and treated. Mental health...[ read more ]

Signs Your Child May Need Therapy

  I am often asked “how do I know if my child should see a professional?” It is important to note that it is normal for kids to have ups and downs, but how do you know if your child is struggling with something more serious? And when should you seek professional help? Here are a few things that if...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy to feel a bit anxious on the first day of...[ read more ]

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