Tag: coronavirus

It’s Mental Health or Academic Performance – You Can’t Have Both

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My toddler cries at the front door. Mom, I want to go OUTSIDE. It's a beautiful day -- the perfect temperature. Yet, I look down...

The Back-to-School Conversation Our Kids Need (and How to Have it)

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If my time as a Mental Health Counselor and mother of four has taught me one thing, it is that open communication...

Wait, Am I Homeschooling My Preschooler?

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All of the recent changes in our back to school plans have me feeling blindsided and whip-lashed. I don't know what I...

Resources for Homeschooling in New Hampshire

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Considering homeschooling on the Seacoast? Worried that your kids will miss out on social interactions and special programming because they are homeschooled? Well, you...

Homeschooling in New Hampshire 101: Where to Start

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I never imagined homeschooling my own children. In fact, I remember going from homeschool to attend high school at St. Thomas Aquinas thinking, “That...

Managing Anxiety in my Children During COVID-19

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All of these extended stay-at-home orders, school changes, uncertain summer plans and predictions for the fall leave my head spinning. As an...

On Being Asian on the Seacoast During COVID-19

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It is early in the morning, right after the store opened. There is barely anyone shopping, which feels both eerie and peaceful, especially during...

The Unstructured Summer: The 80s Are BACK!

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I'm naming Summer 2020 "The Unstructured Summer". Because of COVID, I won't rush my six children off to camp or struggle to locate misplaced...

Social Distance Summer? Weekly Theme Ideas for Summer at Home

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So back in January, I planned our summer - those weeks felt crazy when we had to register for the Seacoast summer...

A Reminder: It’s Okay to Not be Okay Right Now

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It was the breaking point that I knew was coming. I just knew it.  I needed to get out of the house for a change...