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How To Reduce Stress When Moving With Kids

By Molly Henderson, Moving Company Reviews On average, each person in the United States can expect to move about 12 times in their lifetime. Ask anyone who has moved even once, and they’ll tell you that moving can be one of the hardest things to do. Even though they may not be involved when their […]

Support matters! New study shows how stress and social support affect underrepresented students’ educational outcomes

  Wittrup, A. R., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). The role of trajectories of stress and social support in underrepresented students’ educational outcomes. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2021.1906677 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many underrepresented college students not only have to cope with stressors that are associated with being in college but also ones that […]

How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring. By Jeff Wilser, The New York Times COVID-19 has a significant impact on families. With the winter approaching, many people, like Abby Guido (an assistant professor of graphic and interactive design at Temple University), are concerned […]

The multitude and magnitude of coronavirus stressors on children

The perfect storm of insecurities and isolation creates a setup for mental health concerns and crisis. At BMC, at least 10 percent of parents have requested behavioral health support. By Barry Zuckerman and Katherine Gergen Barnett We’re months into the “new normal’’ of the coronavirus pandemic: social distancing, economic lockdowns, isolating ourselves from one another. […]

Kids feeling stressed? Help them learn self-care skills

By Julia Martin Burch, Magination Press Family We’re all feeling some big emotions right now, as the whole world battles the COVID-19 virus. Adults and children alike are feeling uncertain, anxious, lonely and scared. This is the time to practice self-care skills. Here are some tips to help your child develop self-care skills to recognize […]

The power of the pause: Helping your child learn about mindfulness in this stressful time

By Frank Sileo, Magination Press Family Families all over the world are experiencing increased stress and anxiety. As we all practice social distancing, our daily routines have been disrupted. While this is stressful, it also provides an opportunity to slow down, to pause, and learn new coping strategies. The post below explores the power of […]

Why teens may never be the same after the pandemic

By Scottie Andrew, There will be no graduation for the Class of 2020 — at least not one that would’ve forced seniors to wake up early and file into an auditorium with their peers, dressed in flimsy gowns and caps they’ve been told they can’t throw. Prom is canceled, too — so the budget that […]

A 20-minute dose of nature can cut your stress

By Jim Erickson, Futurity “In this time of uncertainty, social isolation, and adjustment to a different lifestyle, spending time in nature—while maintaining proper social distancing, of course—is one type of antidote for our distress,” says MaryCarol Hunter. Spending just 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower stress hormone levels, researchers say. The benefits of experiencing […]

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What Poverty Does to the Young Brain

BY MADELINE OSTRANDER For a growing child, deprivation and stress can become a kind of neurotoxin. The brain’s foundation, frame, and walls are built in the womb. As an embryo grows into a fetus, some of its dividing cells turn into neurons, arranging themselves into layers and forming the first synapses, the organ’s electrical wiring. […]

Apprenticeships for youth now have national momentum (Part 1)

By Ray Glier, youthtoday.org Da’Sean Harrison, 22, has ambitions to be a general contractor, a master of all trades. Now working on a construction job in the Seattle area, he marvels over the skills of one worker he and his co-workers have nicknamed “wizard.” Harrison wants to be a wizard. The Washington state legislation that […]