Tips from MCPS School Counselor Nicole Scarola The pressure to be successful during virtual learning can be overwhelming and defeating for students and families. Parental involvement and stress directly correlate to student achievement. Intuitively, children are sponges, and feed off of their parents' energy, anxiety, and pressures. Currently, parents are facing challenges with fulfilling multiple… Continue reading Guest Blog: How Parents Can Help During Virtual Learning
CLICK HERE to check out a guest blog our founder, Brittany LaFleur, wrote for the Montgomery County Counseling Center. The blog explored the presentation of depression and anxiety in preschool aged children, when to seek help and who to turn to.
5 Reasons for seeking help for your kid immediately upon their request! By Guest Blogger Laura Goldstein, LCMFT Family Therapist and Owner of Montgomery County Counseling Center Some children find their way to therapy because their parents seek it for them. Less often, it's because they have asked for it themselves! And when they do ask, it's a… Continue reading My Child or Teen Asked for Therapy
Pretty much everyone’s world has been rocked by COVID-19. For teenagers, the effects of social isolation are not just annoying, they are dangerous. A new study by Nationwide Children's found that pediatric emergency department visits for mental health disorders have increased by 60% and visits for deliberate self-harm have increased by 329%. Of all the… Continue reading Your Teen is Not Exaggerating: Social Distancing is Their Hell
My child is making friends online. Parents around the world are both terrified and bewildered by their child’s socialization habits on the internet. Teens are using headsets to play games with people halfway across the nation, constantly on FaceTime with friends, and DMing with people they’ve never met on Instagram. In our office, parents often… Continue reading Online Friendships: A Gen Z Norm Parents Struggle to Understand