Another Option to Corona-Schooling

By Betty Granata With talk of schools reopening for fall despite the surge in coronavirus cases, some parents are thinking about homeschooling. In this post from our archive a parent of two kids with LD sheds light on her family’s… Read the rest

Managing Strong Emotions in Kids

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with an emotion that it felt all-consuming? If so, you know that when emotions take the reins, it’s impossible to focus on the situation at hand, process logical reasoning, and problem-solve. The crippling impact… Read the rest

COVID-19: Use Psychology Tools to Cope

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. Families everywhere are dealing with heightened stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no signs that it will lessen anytime soon as we try to navigate new and ongoing challenges. All children—but especially those with learning… Read the rest

COVID-19: Work on Social Skills

If your child had been working steadily on social skills before the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close, extracurriculars to vanish, and playdates to end, you might be asking yourself, “Now what?” The good news is there are plenty of… Read the rest

Why Can’t I Focus?

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. I’m having trouble concentrating. I’ve taken an informal poll of friends and they’re having problems too. I can focus on what’s in front of me, but otherwise I have trouble being present and centered. I’m attributing… Read the rest