Author: Laura Farmer

10 Tips for Keeping Kids Calm and Cool

Most of us have felt the symptoms of anxiety: persistent fear or uneasiness, a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea or disruption to sleep. It is normal for children, too, to occasionally experience…

How to Talk to Kids About Traumatic Events

The news of tragic deaths of children and adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, is harrowing and heartbreaking. The deaths of innocent young people is indeed…

Mental Health of U.S. Youth in Crisis

First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently…

Is My Child OK?

It’s a question we parents ask ourselves all the time: “Is my child OK?” As parents, we know there are times when our children do not seem emotionally OK. For example, perhaps a…

Choosing a Musical Instrument

For the Withers family of Abingdon, Maryland, the house rule is if you want to live here, you have to learn to play a musical instrument. “We said, ‘We don’t…