Child Anxiety Resource, Local Event for Kids and Loss, Updated Appointment Hours, and Thanksgiving Holiday Closing Dates
In today's blog I will share an awesome parenting resource I found and also a neat local community mental health (kids) event you might be interested in to help kids cope with grief. At the end of the blog I will give you an update on regular business hours and when I'll be closed for Thanksgiving.
1. Awesome Parenting Resource:
First, do you wonder about how to help your child deal with stress? Do you have a child that struggles with overwhelming anxiety? Do you feel it's important to prepare your child with healthy anxiety/stress coping habits (since everyone feels overwhelmed and anxious at times)? Check out this podcast from NPR called Life Kit: Parenting, that specifically covers the topic of kids and anxiety (1):
I want to emphasize that all kids have anxiety sometimes just like all adults do. Some kids and some adults have more anxiety (or depressed moods) than others that may even meet clinical criteria for a mood disorder; however, dealing with stress is a normal part of the human condition. We can't change that we have stress, but we can find healthy ways to manage it. I think we can all benefit from continuing to grow our own healthy coping strategies in addition to modeling and teaching our kids useful mental health habits. Furthermore, doing this this moves our society to a more prevention based approach and healthy habits based approach, in comparison to just reacting to severe issues when they occur.
2. Local Event For Kids To Help Them With Grief and Loss:
Do you have a child dealing with loss? Are you as a parent struggling with ways to talk to your child about it? Well, our local library system is putting on a special event this Saturday (November 9th), from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (2). Author and illustrator Cori Doerrfeld will read and discuss her two books she wrote specifically to help kids deal with loss and difficult emotions. For more info, click here (3). There is also a whole host of events (for adults too) that help with loss. Click the link above for all the details.
3. Updated Business Hours For Scheduling Appointments:
Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4. Thanksgiving Holiday Closing Dates:
I am traveling to see family up in Iowa and Minnesota during the week of Thanksgiving (cross your fingers for me that no blizzard decides to make things more interesting for us)! The office will be totally closed during the week of Thanksgiving, and there will be no newsletter that week.
Closed Dates: Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th.
Thanks for reading! Can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here... Where did October go? Talk to you next week Lega-Leader.
All the best,
PS-Can I send you an email about once a week? The email will have a link to my latest blog post in case there is a topic you are interested in. As the business grows and I add more products and services, I will mention in the email what has been added.
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