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Thanks for checking out my blog! Holding true to Laurence’s “Total Child” values, I support students’ social and emotional development and growth proactively by immersing myself daily in their school world. I utilize relational, cognitive behavioral, and strengths-based approaches in my interventions, support, and consultations. Therefore, this blog is intended to highlight all kinds of strategies and supports that help your child thrive!

Warmly,
Dr. K.
School Counselor 

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Supporting Distance Learning from Home - Practical Strategies

Getting stuck coming up with new or different strategies to support your child's distance learning? Click on "Read More" for some practical strategies for elementary-aged children by Jelena Obradović, Stanford Graduate School of Education Associate Professor and Director of the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids (SPARK) lab!
 

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(Virtual) Return to School - What to Prioritize And Why

And so it begins again! To start, the transition back to school usually has its fair share of hurdles and bumps. That said, there are some additional and different considerations to keep in mind when it comes to a virtual back-to-school transition while also in the midst of a global pandemic and national racial and social justice reawakening. As I highlighted during the recent Parent Coffees and in a Backpack News post back in March, these circumstances typically elevate levels of stress, anger, anxiety, and other pressures that impact us all, whether it be directly or indirectly. When we then have to manage such feelings over an extended period of time, our hypervigilance begins to chip away at our self-care and coping resources. 

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Let's (Briefly) Relax

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a video of a quick breathing exercise that I've found to be so easy, but also so effective. What's even better is that it works for people of all ages! It's called "Star Breathing" and you and your child(ren) can practice with me while watching the video.

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