Meeting the Emotional Needs of My Young Virtual Learner

Since we started virtual learning, I noticed some changes in my daughter’s behavior . . . some very challenging changes.  She may have started the day pleasant and cheerful, but by her first virtual learning break of the day, she was short-tempered and prone to unexpected outbursts and overreactions.  Her younger brother, as her constant…

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My Thoughts on the First 2 Weeks of Virtual Learning

My daughter now has 2 weeks of virtual learning under her belt.  The virtual learning this semester is vastly more rigorous from what we experienced in the spring when we were thrust so suddenly and unexpectedly into virtual learning.  It’s been an interesting 2 weeks with quite a steep learning curve for my daughter and…

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Understanding COVID Non-Compliance in Teens and Young Adults

Anybody having a hard time getting their teen or young adult to practice COVID safety guidelines? Did you know that the late teen to early adult years are characterized by both biological and psychological drives to socialize and seek new experiences? Identity development is a primary developmental task during this age, and guess what? Teens…

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