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How to Motivate an Unmotivated Child

How to Motivate an Unmotivated Child

The most important step is to understand that children are entitled to feel “big” emotions just like adults, and should never be made to feel otherwise. Keep this in mind as you try the following techniques to assist a child in feeling more motivated: 1. Validate, Validate and Validate: The importance of validating a child’s emotional experience, especially when they are experiencing…

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5 Things to Keep in Mind when Getting Tested for COVID-19

5 Things to Keep in Mind when Getting Tested for COVID-19

New York is now in full testing mode – The shortage is over, and insurance is fully covering testing for everyone. Hearing this, it now makes sense that New York state has tested more people per capita than any other country in the World!  As you look at your testing options, know that each testing site operates differently. Here are…

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Why do we want a deadline for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Why do we want a deadline for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Danielle Wolman, LCSW, CASAC By this point, we’ve all asked the type of questions that revolve around deadlines: When is it the pandemic going to be over? When will a vaccine become available? When will my life go back to normal?  We are wired to strive for a sense of control. It helps us build a foundation of security:…

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7 Ways to be Self-Compassionate

7 Ways to be Self-Compassionate

What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is being compassionate for yourself when you are struggling or you feel like you are not good enough. Especially during these troubling times when it is hard to be positive about our situations, it is important to be positive about ourselves. Here are 7 ways that we can try to be self-compassionate and truly care for…

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The Harms of Toxic Positivity

The Harms of Toxic Positivity

Are you tired of hearing to “find the silver lining”? Is social media making you feel pressured to feel positive all the time? Feeling upbeat is important at times, however, I’m here to tell you that it is okay to feel our more difficult feelings. Telling ourselves or others that we must only maintain and focus on positivity is a…

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