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    Finding the Balance: Screen Time Tips for Summer Fun with Kids

    By Connections Child and Family Center • June 15, 2024
    Hey there, fellow parents! As summer rolls around, so does the eternal struggle of managing screen time with our kiddos. With those endless days of freedom stretching out ahead, it’s tempting to let them dive headfirst into the digital world. But fear not! Finding that sweet spot between tech time and outdoor adventures is totally…
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  • EMDR for Trauma: Understanding Its Role in Healing and Recovery

    By Connections Child and Family Center • January 16, 2024
    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed to help individuals recover from the effects of trauma. This treatment is designed to alleviate psychological stress associated with traumatic memories. During EMDR sessions, you are asked to recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as…
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    Types Of Anxiety In Kids And Teens: Symptoms And Management Strategies

    By Connections Child and Family Center • January 15, 2024
    Anxiety is a normal part of childhood and adolescence, but when fears and worries persist, they can take a significant toll on a young person’s well-being. It’s important for you to recognize the different forms of anxiety that can affect kids and teens so you can understand the challenges they may face. Anxiety in young…
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  • a little boy in a hat and jeans having a metldown outside

    What Causes Kids to Have Meltdowns: Childhood Emotional Outbursts

    By Connections Child and Family Center • January 14, 2024
    Understanding the triggers behind your child’s meltdowns can often feel like solving a complex puzzle. Classic childhood meltdowns are intense bursts of behavior that can include crying, yelling, and other forms of emotional release. They often occur because children have yet to develop the necessary language skills or coping mechanisms to properly express their feelings…
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  • A group of teens standing together using social media on their smart phones

    Teen Social Media and Mental Health: Understanding the Impact

    By Connections Child and Family Center • January 12, 2024
    As you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of social media, it’s important to consider its impact on mental health, especially among teens. With platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat becoming virtual extensions of daily life, understanding the correlation between screen time and psychological well-being has never been more crucial. Research indicates that teens spending more than…
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  • A business woman is sitting at her desk, deeply engrossed in brainstorming as she unravels the mysteries before her, with her hands on her head.

    Finding Peace Within: Mindfulness Exercises for Coping with Trauma

    By Connections Child and Family Center • December 11, 2023
    Trauma can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, but mindfulness exercises offer a path to inner peace and resilience. By bringing our focus to the present moment without judgment, we can gradually heal from the wounds of the past. In this blog, we’ll explore practical mindfulness exercises that can aid in coping with trauma and…
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  • A young Asian woman brainstorming while examining her face on a bed.

    The Brainstorm: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Teenage Brain

    By Connections Child and Family Center • November 27, 2023
    Ah, adolescence—a time of growth, exploration, and seemingly endless changes. As parents, teachers, and mentors, we often find ourselves scratching our heads, wondering why teenagers act the way they do. Well, fret not! The secrets lie within the teenage brain, and it’s time for us to unravel the fascinating phenomenon known as the “brainstorm.” The…
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  • A teenage girl laying in bed with her hands covering her face, deep in thought as she tries to brainstorm solutions to the mysteries of the teenage brain.

    Unspoken Messages: Understanding Trauma in the Body

    By Connections Child and Family Center • November 26, 2023
    Trauma is not just confined to the mind; it leaves deep imprints on the body as well. Our bodies silently carry the weight of traumatic experiences, speaking volumes about the pain we may struggle to put into words. In this blog, we’ll explore the fascinating and often misunderstood phenomenon of trauma in the body, shedding…
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