Your Post Pandemic Recovery

Your Post Pandemic Recovery

by Dr. Liz Matheis posted on Psychology Today

With the beginning of the 2020 pandemic world shut down almost 16 months behind us, it’s time to reflect on how much our lives have changed in what felt like an eternal and laborious year. Our mental health has suffered, whether you are a parent, a teen, a young adult, an adult, or a child. Pat yourself on making it this far. It’s time to recover from the upheaval we have lived through.

So. Much. Change

As human beings whose primary task is to adapt and survive, we have made many changes to the way we think and perceive safety and danger very quickly. Yes, we can adapt, but that was quick – too quick – and our anxiety adapted in an upward fashion too.

Within one year, we have had to adapt to working from home, school from home, entertainment from home, extra-curricular activities from home, shopping from home, and everything from home.

How to Reduce Stress When Moving with Kids

How To Reduce Stress When Moving with Kids

by Molly Henderson – published on www.movingcompanyreviews.com

On average, each person in the United States can expect to move about 12 times in their lifetime. Ask anyone who has moved even once, and they’ll tell you that moving can be one of the hardest things to do.

Even though they may not be involved when their parents decide that a whole family will move, moving also takes its toll on children. This is why it’s crucial to do as much as you can to ensure that a move causes as little stress as possible to the kids.

Developmental Disabilities and Oral Health

Developmental Disabilities and Oral Health

by Alyssa Hill – Published on newmouth.com

How Can Disabilities Impact Oral Health?

Developmental disabilities can impact a person’s general and oral health standing. This is because certain disorders impair learning, physical, language, and behavioral capabilities. In addition, practicing good oral hygiene at home may be difficult, which can lead to serious oral health issues over time.

Dental Conditions Associated with Developmental Disabilities

Developmental disabilities are typically life-long conditions that make it more challenging to complete simple daily activities. For example, a person may not be able to bathe, dress, or feed themselves on their own. As a result, disabled people have a higher risk of developing health issues, which also includes oral infections.

25 Favorite Films for Kids

What Movies Are On For Kids: Our 25 Favorite Films for Kids, Both New and Old 

by Maria L. –  published by www.allthingsforkids.com.au

Have you ever drawn a blank when family movie night with the kids rolls around? Ever wondered what movies are on for kids at the moment? Fear not!

We’ve compiled a list of the best films to watch with your little ones, from old classics to recent releases. Many have wonderful underlying messages and lessons while others provide pure entertainment.

Whether you’re looking for kids’ movies on Netflix, animated films, fairy tales, Christmas movies, films to show at your child’s birthday party, or wholesome family films, we’ve got something for you on our epic list. No need to check the movies coming to your local theater, just bookmark this page and come back for inspiration.

So pick a kid’s movie from our list, pop that popcorn, cuddle up on the couch and hit “Play.”

Cutting and Self-Harm

Cutting and Self-Harm

Published by damorementalhealth.com

Are you concerned that a friend or family member may be cutting or engaging in self-harm? Or have you done so? Understanding the signs and causes of self-harm can help you step in and take action.

When you’re able to make an informed assessment, you can find the right treatment. It’s critical to stop self-harm before it escalates to a severe level. Keep reading to learn about the signs, causes, and treatments associated with self-harm.

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