Category: COVID-19

Blog Header - Teaching in Traumatizing Times Listening to Misbehavior

Teaching in Traumatizing Times: Listening to Misbehavior

“Why can’t you just behave?” I’m sure this thought has crossed each teacher’s and parent’s mind at least once. You …

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Teaching in Traumatizing Times: The Power of Attachment

We are two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of complex and collective trauma. Collective traumas are …

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Ted Lasso’s advice for managing “bad” behaviors in the classroom

Anxiety – particularly in this time of COVID, masks/no mask, vax/no vax – manifests in a surprising variety of ways. …

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Our Response to the Surgeon General’s Advisory on Youth Mental Health

On December 7, 2021, the U.S Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s advisory.  These statements are …

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Conversations with Clarity on Kid’s Anxiety from COVID-19

Dr. Joshua Essery, the Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at Clarity Child Guidance Center, hosts a discussion on the impact …

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Back to School in 2021

In August of 2020, I wrote a blog about the decision to keep my then 3-year-old twins enrolled in childcare …

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Fighting Social Isolation in Teens

Fighting Social Isolation in Teens

In Bexar County, less than 40% of students were physically in school during COVID. Many found themselves isolated or chose …

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Non-Medical Options for Anxiety and Depression in Kids

Non-Medical Options for Anxiety & Depression in Kids

In the past year anxiety and depression among youth has increased significantly. We know that these conditions are caused in …

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Establishing Routines and Structured Virtual School Days

Establishing Routines & Structured Virtual School Days

Culture, environment, and parenting styles will make routine very different in every family, but a balanced structure in the family life …

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Balancing Act Living a Professional Life And Raising Small Children

Balancing Act: Living a Professional Life And Raising Small Children

Clarity Child Guidance Center’s CEO, Jessica Knudsen, mother of 3-year old twins, offers her thoughts, experience and encouragements in this …

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