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Posts tagged with: Supporting Teens

IEPs and 504s are educational studies performed typically at no cost to a parent to evaluate a students challenges and to put methods in place to allow these students to learn at the same rate as others. I was a...
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As we enter the third winter of the Covid pandemic, maintaining good relationships with our kids is so critical, given the impact that it’s had on mental health. For reference, the pandemic has literally doubled the rate of both anxiety...
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By Daniel Sherman of Dad Solo All parents want their children to grow up healthy, smart, and successful. Of course, there is no single way to accomplish this. If you’re looking for parenting advice, you’ll come across plenty of conflicting...
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By Teodora Pavkovic of Teop Coaching The recent revelations about social media’s potential negative impact on young people’s mental health has everyone stirring – not just Facebook’s Head of Safety. In a series of investigative articles released over the last...
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By Willa Flax of Thriveworks Entering the new school year, whether grade school, high school, college, or beyond, one thing is certain, the trepidations surrounding the coronavirus are ever-present. Whether through friends and family members or school and (social) media...
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The preparation for college seems to be reaching younger and younger these days, as educational professionals say grimly, sadly shaking their heads. While the fear of anxiety may be real for young teens, that doesn’t mean the parents can’t be...
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When she walked into our Greenwich branch office in The Anxiety Institute, I couldn’t quite figure out why she was there at all. She was energetic, very clever, and seemed to be quite social. She always wore bright-colored yoga pants...
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By Nina Berler of unCommon Apps In advisory sessions, parents and students nearly always ask about standardized tests, deemed optional for the foreseeable future by nearly all colleges. My response: As colleges move away from tests and more into holistic...
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Defense mechanisms take all forms in teenagers; sometimes they masquerade, ironically, as the obvious.  I taught one girl several years ago at Taft, a hockey player, who, upon entering the class for the first time, announced loudly in front of...
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With the numbers for the Delta variant of Covid trending upwards and the progression of the vaccine grinding along, the coming school year is likely to be again be fraught with unique challenges. While the vaccine is now available for...
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