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Tips for Helping Kids Adjust to Wearing a Mask

As many states, including Pennsylvania, move to begin to re-open businesses and other services, wearing a mask will likely be included in this plan. In PA, individuals over the age of 2 years old must also comply with this directive in order to enter a place of business, such as a grocery store. With relaxing of more guidelines, it’s likely...[ read more ]

Resources for Families During Stay-at-Home Order

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, families are taking part in shelter-in-place strategies in order to reduce the spread of the virus and keep us all safe. You may be looking for activities to enrich your kids learning experience or just something to entertain them for a while. During this time many companies are providing families with free or low-cost...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Help Your Child Transition to Online School

After a couple of weeks of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools in Pennsylvania began remote online learning/instruction this week. Children and families might feel anxious or overwhelmed and unsure of how to best make the transition. So many activities, like sports, plays, school dances, birthday parties and more have been canceled or altered due to the...[ read more ]

Accessing Therapy Through Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has changed our lives as we know them. With the rapid spread of the virus, the past couple weeks have seen schools and non-essential businesses close. County after county entered quarantine, until recently when the entire state was put under “stay at home” orders. It’s natural for a pandemic like COVID-19 to cause anxiety, worry, stress,...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Get Your Teenager to Talk to You

It's tough trying to get your teen to talk. Science has shown that the teenager's brain has yet to fully develop the frontal cortex, which is the area that controls our ability to reason, and to think before we act. As your teen's brain develops, they're also learning new things about themselves and their surrounding world; simultaneously, they're dealing with...[ read more ]

Ready, Set, Play Therapy!

Childhood can be a time of great wonder and joy. But for some, childhood is fraught with ugly family or school situations that overwhelm and depress developing psyches.Adults who are having trouble in their lives can often get help by speaking with a trained therapist. But young children can find it difficult and even scary talking to anyone about their...[ read more ]

4 Ways Play Therapy Can Improve Your Child’s Life

Children have great imaginations, and they use it in every aspect of their lives. Play is a huge part of children’s lives and they create imaginary scenarios with their toys all the time. If something is going on in a child’s life, one of the best ways to discover their true emotions is by watching them play.Play therapy is a...[ read more ]

4 Exercises to Help Teach Young Children Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body and feelings in the present moment. If you're silent for a moment, you will notice the subtle smell of your freshly washed clothing, the sound of your breathing, and watch a small leaf blow past your window. Mindfulness is an incredibly calming, relaxing practice that can help adults in numerous...[ read more ]

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