Tag Archives: stress

Anxious Beginnings

For most kids, this month marks the beginning of a new school year.  With that new beginning usually comes a mixture of feelings-excitement, happiness, sadness that summer is over, maybe some dread of the work to come, and often some … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with the Tragedy in Connecticut

We are all reeling from the scenes of the horrendous school shooting in Connecticut yesterday.  The footage of parents running to the school to look for their children, children being led from the school in single file while being escorted … Continue reading

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Stress and Your Brain

When was the last time you thought about taking care of your brain?  Your limbic, or emotional brain is responsible for how you respond to stress.  It is the part of your brain that controls your emotional responses, your mood, … Continue reading

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