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The Other Pandemic: Disgust and Fear Spread, Too

As we struggle to avoid getting infected with the coronavirus, there’s another danger we face: becoming afraid of each other. Hate...
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Fathers’ unique play style is important for their kids’ development. That’s another reason their mental health matters.

When my oldest son was around 2 or 3, he and I invented a “game” that involved me knocking him...
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Juneteenth: It’s a Celebration! And a Chance to Promote Anti-Racism…Even in Youth

Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day”, marks the arrival of Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas to give the last...
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Quarantined Kids Need Moments of Simple Family Joy

It will be months, perhaps years before we determine just how much of our pre-pandemic “normal” we can (or want...
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Racism Is Causing a Health Crisis. What Are We Doing About It?

Living with racism is like carrying around a 20-pound bag of cat litter all day, every day. That’s the unusual...
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Helpers Helping Helpers: Emotional Regulation Resource for Educators

This article highlights an excerpt from OhioGuidestone's School Services Newsletter Connections: Your Guide to Thriving in the Pandemic with OhioGuidestone...
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During COVID-19, Nurses Need More Than Just Our Thanks

It would be hard to undervalue nurses right now. Whether in hospitals or nursing homes, they are performing one of...
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Teachers Caring for Students’ Mental Health Is Crucial – and Appreciated

Even before schools were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, children's mental health was among the most pressing child...
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Nonverbal Cues Carry as Much Information as Words — Especially for Young Children

In presentations, I sometimes ask audience members to participate in an exercise in nonverbal cues that I learned from a...
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Heart Health and Stress: Digging Deeper to Make Changes

If you’re anything like us -- health nerds, that is -- you know that it’s American Heart Month. During February,...
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