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I know these scenes - the joy and the frustration - because I was homeschooled, too. However, there was one very simple difference: we made that choice, over the course of about 4 months, and we had all that time as a family to prepare to tackle the challenge. For so many of you, this was not a choice at all, but instead put upon you as an instant necessity when the schools closed and everything shut down all at once. I don’t know you, but I know there’s a solid chance that you’re asking yourself; “How do I do this?”

While video calls have become commonplace in many office environments, over-the-phone therapy sessions are now being introduced into households. Whether you are having a conference call for work or calling in to your child’s doctor for a weekly appointment, there is a level of etiquette needed to make virtual meetings successful for everyone involved...

I remember being in elementary school and being bullied. Kids were commenting on my weight, my clothes, my friends. I remember the moment...

Below is a question sent to us via the “Ask Dr. G.” page on this site. The parent who asked the question would prefer to remain anonymous and was only asked to provide the question itself and no additional information. “What would you recommend for a nosy inconsiderate, non-appreciative child who doesn’t say hello to people when they…

Fifteen of our staff members attended and presented at the Healing Connecticut’s Children: The Trauma Focused Evidence-Based Practice Conference Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Hosted by the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, this event welcomed approximately 400 mental health clinicians, administrators and social workers from across the state to learn about evidence-based practices, which are…

The Family Depression I didn’t know this when I was younger, but both of my parents and several of their siblings have had depression. Knowing that genetics is commonly considered one of many underlying causes for depression, they suspected that my brother and I would get what…

Children today face more pressure than ever in regards to their looks, but children today can also order a 3000+ calorie meal from their favorite fast food restaurant with the help...

At Community Child Guidance Clinic School, children are learning not just about the school subjects we all remember, but also ways to cope with significant behavioral and mental health issues that impact their functioning and make it difficult for them to attend school as part of a mainstream…

What is a Nonprofit? Before I talk about why nonprofit organizations matter so much, I think it’s important to define exactly what a nonprofit is. Nonprofits are agencies dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. It’s important to add…

My wife and I both struggled with anxiety, so we figured that our kids would most likely deal with it at some point in their lives as well. We just never thought it would start when our oldest was only in first grade. However,…

Caregivers of children with a mental illness know it can be really difficult to balance the attention they give all of their children. Because caregivers are often so involved in facing the struggles of their high-need children, young siblings with less severe needs…

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