Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Planning Ahead Helps kids Deal with Moving Stressors

Posted by Annette Crawford on Mar 8, 2018 1:06:40 PM

The military move. Inevitable and exciting? Yes. Stressful? Not necessarily. With planning and communication, a military move can be something children – and parents – look forward to and not dread.

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Topics: Military Families, Getting Support, School Issues

when anxiety doesn't look like anxiety

Posted by Mike Hannan on Feb 1, 2018 3:59:32 PM

 “Anxiety is one of those diagnoses that is a great masquerader,” explains Dr. Laura Prager, director of the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service at Massachusetts General Hospital in an article featured for The Child Mind Institute. “It can look like a lot of things.”  Indeed, anxious children react to their environment in a variety of ways, some of which parents may find surprising. Often, a child diagnosed with an anxiety disorder will behave like an angry, sad or disruptive child. In fact, the Child Mind Institute shares that “anxiety manifests differently in part because it is based on a physiological response to a threat in the environment, a response that maximizes the body’s ability to either face danger or escape danger.” 

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Topics: Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Causes and Risks, School Issues

mental Illness and your college-bound child

Posted by Michele Brown on Jun 20, 2017 3:01:23 PM

Going away to college – it’s a rite of passage for many and a time of huge personal growth and change. But for young adults dealing with mental health problems, it represents a whole new set of challenges.

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Topics: School Issues

5 strategies for standardized testing survival

Posted by Mike Hannan on Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Standardized testing for many families is the toughest time of the school year. The pressure to perform ripples through classrooms across the country. In Texas, that pressure comes in the form of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, more commonly known as STAAR tests.

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Topics: School Issues

Back-to-School, Back-to-Mental Health Concerns?

Posted by One in Five Minds on Aug 31, 2016 8:06:37 PM

For many, back-to-school brings with it plenty of excitement. There’s the joy of opening fresh school supplies, the shopping for backpacks and clothes, and the promise of engaging teachers and fun friends. However, when school’s in session, so is an increase of social and academic pressure. In fact, this pressure can easily be observed by looking at the data points that represent the influx of psychiatric ER visits occurring during the school year.

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Topics: School Issues

Are School Counselors Outnumbered?

Posted by One in Five Minds on Nov 6, 2015 2:58:41 PM

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When people bring up the subject of public schools, the most often discussed topics revolve around academic standardization, teacher accountability and high stakes testing. But one lesser-examined theme is the state of our public school counselors. More pointedly, are we allowing our public school counselors enough time and resources to do everything that the Texas Education Code calls them to do? For those that aren’t familiar, The Texas Education Code states that:  A school counselor’s role is to “fully develop students academic, career, personal and social abilities to serve all students.” That’s a hefty job description, even if you’re talking about a self-declared superhero with only a couple of students under their charge. But as those of us who send our children to public schools know, it’s never just a couple of students.

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Topics: School Issues

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