Many families are preparing for their child to head off for an overnight summer camp experience. For many parents, some of their most fond childhood memories come from their own overnight camp experiences. Parents are often eager to create similar fond memories for their own children or want to provide an experience they had themselves wished for in their own childhood; however, some children are less eager than others to approach a new situation of sleeping away from home.
If you have a child whom you believe is anxious or will become anxious about the overnight camp experience, consider several strategies for easing the adjustment:
Is your child ready for camp?
It is important to carefully assess whether your child is truly ready for the overnight experience. Temperament and personality often have more to do with adjustment prognosis than specific ages. If a child is severely anxious and often gets nervous with small changes in routine, he or she may not yet be ready …[Read More]
Welcome to everyone who is taking part in our mental health month blog day, our 4th annual event to help recognize May as Mental Health Month. We’ll update this page and blog throughout the day, recognizing you and other writers and contributors who are blogging and sharing for mental health awareness.
Thanks for joining us! Thank you to everyone who is recognizing May as Mental Health Month. We’re excited to get out the word that mental health matters to everyone.
For consideration on this list, your blog must have our
badge or link back to a post on this blog (Your Mind, Your Body). Posts should have been published today, or at least written in the past week.
Help us find your contribution! Tag any public posts on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other sites with #mhblogday.
Share, retweet and comment on blogs you’ve discovered today or that have moved you.
Updated as of 2:20 a.m. ET. May 16
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The fourth annual Mental Health Month Blog Day begins tomorrow morning, and we can’t wait to read and share the many, many posts that bloggers everywhere will create, talking about why mental health matters and stigma hurts.
We’ll begin publishing a round-up of submitted links at about 11 a.m. EDT.
Our round-up blog post linking to participating blogs and their mental health blog day-dedicated posts will be updated about every two hours throughout the day until about 5 p.m. EDT. Wednesday. We’ll then take a break from blogging (because sleep is important to good mental health) and add the posts submitted overnight on Thursday morning. We’ll do our best to capture all the posts and submissions throughout the day, but let us know if you think we may have overlooked your post.
Participating is easy.
Publish a blog post that incorporates mental health’s importance. Tell people why it’s important to you and why it should be important to everyone.
Include a link back to yourmindyourbody.org or one …[Read More]
“Did you see…?” “Did you hear…?” “Did you know…?” These are questions that can be heard across our country and around the globe among friends and family, around water coolers and in check-out lines.” Following the tragedy in Boston, all of us have spent time listening to coverage and learning about the victims and tales of heroism. By doing so, we feel connected to Boston as this tragedy has touched us all.
As adults watch, so too do children. They are playing in a room where the TV is tuned to coverage. They hear adults talking. They may not always understand what is being said and this can increase a sense of anxiety and worry.
Older children and teens too watch and watch, gaining much of their information from the Internet and social media sites. The question is, “How much is too much?”
Following the bombing in Oklahoma City and again after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, researchers found that those children who spent most …[Read More]