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Mental Health Mondays: Saying Goodbye at the End of the School Year

Mental Health Mondays: Saying Goodbye at the End of the School Year

School goodbyes come every year, giving parents repeated opportunities at different developmental levels to help their children acknowledge and express the losses and gains that come when ending one school year and beginning another. Thinking together about goodbyes provides children with a safe, open space to reflect on the various aspects of the relationships and experiences they’ve shared. At the end of the school year, you and your child can reflect on what was learned, what will be missed, and what he or she will carry with them (internally) into the next year.

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Mental Health Mondays: Winning and Losing

Mental Health Mondays: Winning and Losing

Mental Health Mondays: Winning and Losing by Jennifer Reid, M.A. Early School Director/In-School Therapeutic Services Coordinator Lucy Daniels Center Families have had more time to play games together lately, providing opportunities for bonding as well as emerging...

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I Can Do It!

I Can Do It!

Mental Health Mondays: I Can Do It! by Deborah Mugno, Ed. D. Director of Education/Operations/Outreach Lucy Daniels Center Especially in times of anxiety and uncertainly, opportunities for children to master new skills and to grow in self-esteem and self-efficacy (a...

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Behavioral Regressions in Children

Behavioral Regressions in Children

Mental Health Mondays: Behavioral Regressions in Children by Jennifer Reid, MA Early School Director/In-School Therapeutic Services Coordinator Lucy Daniels Center Changes in behavior usually indicate changes in feelings or a change in a sense of comfort and...

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Lucy’s Book Club: Wemberly Worried

Lucy’s Book Club: Wemberly Worried

Lucy's Book Club Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes Summary Wemberly is worried about everything all of the time. When it came time for her to go to school, she worried even more than ever! When Wemberly arrived at school, her teacher introduced her to Jewel. Wemberly...

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