Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Meeting the Educational Needs of Your Child During COVID-19

As a parent during this COVID-19 Pandemic, you probably have many questions regarding how to best meet the educational needs of your child. Questions you may have are: 1) Due to the interruptions of the 2019-2020 school year, is my child on grade level? 2) Can the educational needs of my child be met by… Read more »

Understanding Grief During COVID-19

Many of us think of grief as it pertains to the loss of a loved one, but grief can pertain to loss of any kind. When we define it more broadly this way, it opens the door to view any life transition through a grief lens. If we look at difficult life events and transitions… Read more »

Articles About Mental Health and COVID-19 (Updated 4.27.20)

Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies Could therapy relieve your coronavirus stress? How to decide, what to expect, and where to find it. How to protect your mental health during a quarantine Why Walking Matters – Now More Than Ever How parents can protect kids’ mental health during the pandemic Stop Trying to be Productive Answering… Read more »

ELEMENTARY HOME-SCHOOLING 101: HELPFUL TIPS FOR PARENTS

Establish a daily home-school schedule. Rituals and routines reduce anxiety and distractibility. Setting expectations for a child’s day with a visual schedule can improve his/her motivation. It may be fun to create such a schedule with your child as an arts and crafts activity. Identify one quiet place in the house where your child can… Read more »

Some Modest Tips and Tasks

Dear Summit clients and families,In the usual greeting of these times, I hope you are healthy and taking care of one another. In this brief note I would like to focus your energy on what to look out for and how to take action. I spent twelve years working at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond,… Read more »

Coronavirus and Health Anxiety

Given the current coronavirus situation, it is completely understandable if you and/or your child are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. When we are uncertain about the future, cannot control aspects of our lives, or feel helpless about how to proceed, worry or sadness frequently follow. Here are a few strategies for both adults and children that… Read more »