This school year, I’m offering monthly Coffee with the Counselor events at my school on the first (or second!) Friday of each month. Coffee with the Counselor mornings will provide an informal opportunity for parents & caregivers to discuss issues related to child and adolescent development, mental health, social & emotional development, and general well-being. I’ll share interesting resources and recommend readings on selected topics, to inspire discussion within the group.

On November 8th, we’ll be taking a look at Executive Functioning skills in kids–what they are, what role they play at school and home, and how we can help build “thinking brain” skills in kids who may lag behind in one or more areas. Recommended resources can be found here.
The December Coffee with the Counselor will feature a discussion on worry in young people.  We’ll look at the brain-basics of why kids worry and discuss how to use our knowledge of the brain to counter the repetitive negative thoughts that can create worry and anxiety.
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RECOMMENDED ONLINE ARTICLES
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RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR ADULTS
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RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR KIDS
Worry Says What? by Allison Edwards
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The Girls Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett & Gary Rubenstein
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