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Kindness Connects Us

September 17, 2020

Extending acts of kindness helps both the giver and receiver. In this article people share their own personal examples of acts of kindness that made a difference during the pandemic. 


UT System Colleges of Education Resources for Parents

September 15, 2020

The University of Texas System Colleges of Education has aggregated a number of websites for K-12 students and teachers to help with school at home. They include social and emotional resources, like Harmony at Home, to reading, writing, art, science, technology and fine arts.


Podcasts for Improving Anxious Feelings

September 10, 2020

Anxiety can show up differently from person to person, and similarly how we cope with anxiety can look different too. This article suggestions nine podcasts that focus on anxiety and mental health that may be helpful to add to your toolbox.


Managing Household Chore Conflict During Covid-19

September 8, 2020

Some families and couples have been spending lots of time together lately.


Parental Self-Care During a Pandemic

September 3, 2020

Self-care when you’re caring for little ones can be hard. This article includes ways to incorporate self-care as many parents are juggling multiple roles and responsibilities in a household.


How to Incorporate Breaks to Improve Your Workday

September 1, 2020

Hitting the pause button during a hectic day can actually improve your efficiency and reduce your stress.  Here are a few break ideas that can actually improve your workday.


Moving Towards Repair When You Disagree With Your Partner

August 27, 2020

Couples will inevitably disagree. John Gottman says “69% of relationship conflict is about perpetual problems” which means they may never agree about these issues.


Supporting Children During the Pandemic

August 25, 2020

Children are experiencing stress about the pandemic, too, but their stress may show up differently or look like behaviors from when the child was younger.


Coping with Anxiety Over Returning to Work

August 20, 2020

This article provides tips from psychologists about how to manage anxiety when returning to work and public life. The first step is recognizing how anxiety shows up in your body physically and then practice ways to care for this normal nervous system response to such abnormal circumstances.


Letting Children Process Through Play

August 18, 2020

Children work through grief and loss in their own way, often times through play. This article talks about using the P.A.C.E. approach — playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy— to help adults connect and interact with young children.