TURN OFF PHONES AND ELECTRONICS Email, text and app notifications are distractions that undermine learning. The Journal of Educational Psychology found that students who tried to divide their attention between lectures and smartphones had lower test scores and poor retention [...]
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As we all know, the adolescent years are filled with growing pains and school drama that may make it harder to spot the difference between a “moody teenager” or symptoms of clinical depression. While less common in children under the [...]
Oasis: The Center for Mental Health and Annapolis Pediatrics come together for this webinar to provide tips and advice for children and families regarding learning preparation and mental health in a COVID world. This event was recorded live on 8.11.20. [...]
How to keep Mindfulness: While we are all still seeking safety inside our houses during these next few months of social distancing, online schooling, and working from home, this article has great tips for keeping a healthy mindset inside the [...]
The start of the school year has always been an anxious time for our children. Now, more than ever, there is concern and worry about what is (and isn’t) happening for children as the school year gets underway. The decision [...]
During the COVID-19 shutdowns, everyone has had to find ways to pass the time while being presented with a lot more “downtime” from being isolated at home. While baking banana bread and binging Netflix have become very popular and seemingly-safe activities, not all new habits in quarantine may be as innocent. According [...]
Since 2008, July has been formally recognized in the United States as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month, or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health advocate and best-selling author, Bebe Moore [...]
It’s no surprise many patients have reported an upswing in sleep issues since early March. Between the stress of the pandemic for those locked down at home to the heroes out on the front lines working everyday, the world has [...]
Have you ever wondered why flight attendants always tell parents to help themselves, first, in the event of an emergency? To a parent, this directive might feel startlingly selfish and counter-intuitive. However, there is a logical explanation as to why [...]
Watch Lauren Pantoulis, LCPC talk to Chesapeake Family Life Magazine about Social Isolation and Children's Mental Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what parents and children say the hardest part of social isolation has been and get tips for [...]