ADHD: Why It’s Important Not to Jump to Conclusions

Recently ADHD has become such a normal part of our everyday lives that it is quite common for the term to be thrown around as part of our everyday conversation, often in the context of describing our need to be constantly multitasking or our absent-mindedness and inability to focus or stay still or present. In [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:44:04+00:00January 7th, 2020|ADHD, anxiety, Francis Lora, LCSW-R|0 Comments

How to Survive the High School Application Process

High School Admissions in NYC Featuring Advice from Actual Applicants!   The high school application process in New York City can be overwhelming, stressful, competitive and confusing for students and their families! But, have no fear, we’re here to help! The following are some tips to help your family through the process, guided by advice [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:46:53+00:00December 5th, 2019|anxiety, Danielle Jonas, LCSW|0 Comments

The Anxious Elementary Student: An Executive Function Connection

Editor’s note: We are thrilled to feature guest blogger Jackie Hebert of BeyondBookSmart.com where a version of this article was published.  Students in elementary school often have good reason to feel anxious. Whether it’s taking tests in class, handling unexpected changes in a schedule, or remembering to take their materials home or to school, young students have [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:49:19+00:00November 26th, 2019|ADHD, anxiety, Learning Disabilities|0 Comments

Coping With the Back to School Blues: Tips for Students and Families

The beginning of the year brings up a range of feelings for students of all ages. There is the promise of a fresh start: new notebooks, pencils and crayons, different teachers and classmates. Some kids are eager to see old friends they have not seen all summer and catch up on their new experiences. Students [...]

Great Books To Help Kids Understand Feelings

Bibliotherapy, or the use of books as a therapeutic intervention, can be used very effectively to support children in understanding and processing their feelings and emotional experiences. Books can be used at home by parents and loved ones, in the therapy setting and at school by educators in the classroom. Many children and families already [...]

How To Use Emotional Regulation Skills At School

Imagine some dreadful thing has just happened during your day. Maybe you just got into a fight with your best friend or you found out you are failing a class and will have to take it again next year, problems with your significant other, etc. Not catastrophic, but very upsetting nonetheless. Maybe you're overwhelmed, angry [...]

By |2017-02-23T22:30:11+00:00February 23rd, 2017|anxiety|0 Comments

Coping with Test Anxiety

There is a four-letter word, often heard in school. This word can elicit fear, even panic for some students. That word? TEST. Most people feel at least a little nervous before an exam. A low level of anxiety can actually be helpful, as it can provide motivation and energy during the test. The problem is [...]

By |2020-10-16T18:03:06+00:00September 28th, 2016|anxiety, Test Anxiety|0 Comments