Remote learning isn’t exactly how many of us hoped to start the school year. But here we are several weeks in and, as is becoming the norm, trying to make the best of social distancing. Read more.
About Karen Crowe, MAFrom a clinical graduate degree program to play therapy with children who were abused and neglected to crisis intervention counseling to working with teenagers to developing programming for young children to finally (the most rewarding) raising my own three kids, my passion for understanding how to help children grow and thrive in an ever-changing world continues to grow. Pursuing knowledge and expertise in the world of human development since 1995 has given me incredible life experiences.I have been asked to share the knowledge and insight I have gained from these experiences on this platform. I hope it inspires, informs and comforts those who read it.
Usually, a new school year is filled with a mix of excitement for reconnecting with friends and getting a little more structure in our lives and disappointment that summer flew by so fast. Now I’m not sure what to feel. I find myself struggling with desperately wanting things to go back to “normal” and adjusting to a new way of doing and being. Back to school is hitting hard this year. Read more.
Many of us already know the importance of building community and can do so naturally. But for those who are a little more reserved, how do you create that for your family—especially during a pandemic when the more natural ways of meeting people, developing friendships and nurturing relationships are less available? Read more.
Summer is here and with that may come some expectations about what it should look like. But, our current state of affairs may require us to adjust those expectations and potentially even deal with other issues that arise. Read more.
This year has been especially painful. It’s hard to process. As my emotions about our current state of affairs continue to swirl, I find myself thinking even more about how my words and actions impact and influence others. Am I walking my talk or are my words simple platitudes? Do I live out my values? What am I really teaching my kids? Read more.