Category: COVID-19

Blog Header - Back to School in 2021

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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Avoiding Parenting Burn Out - How Self-Care Can Make You a Better Parent

Avoiding Parenting Burn Out: How Self-Care Can Make You a Better Parent

Raising a family has always been demanding but with COVID, stressors on parents increased a lot. It is sometimes difficult …

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Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns

Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

As teachers, we are used to noticing the student who just doesn’t seem engaged, or who is absent too often, …

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How can families still find hope and strength 8 months into the pandemic

How can families still find hope and strength 8 months into the pandemic

As we enter our eighth month of this global pandemic, and what feels like our “new normal,” I’ve been thinking …

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How COVID affects student mental health and you can help

How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

This school year looks very different compared to last year. The phrase “social distancing” is now part of our everyday …

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The Benefits of Setting Clear Boundaries at Home for Children

The Benefits of Setting Clear Boundaries at Home for Children

Even in normal conditions children will often try to test our boundaries. The changes brought by COVID-19 added a level …

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