Online Groups and Their Benefits

Even before the Pandemic, as soon as the technology became available, there have been online groups which provide a forum for people with similar interests, goals, and ideals. This was the case even while there were in person groups and gatherings at school, at work, and at home. Since it was possible, people have been [...]

By |2020-11-03T20:49:20+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Francis Lora, LCSW-R|0 Comments

Helping Your Child Improve Online Etiquette: “Netiquette”

Even before the Pandemic, every day billions of people had been interacting online through articles, newsletters, podcasts, email, comments on blogs, and through social networks. The only difference is that now, we are also spending a significant amount of time on these platforms to learn in a more structured and formal manner by attending school [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:28:15+00:00October 7th, 2020|Francis Lora, LCSW-R|0 Comments

Talking to Children About Current World Events: Tips for Parents

Addressing the Anxiety Among Us All: Tips for Parents on Talking to Children of All Ages About Current World Events Current world events including the impact of Covid-19, the many protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the documented murder of George Floyd by a police officer who suffocated him by resting his knee on [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:30:13+00:00September 8th, 2020|Francis Lora, LCSW-R, Parenting|0 Comments

Back to School: When? Where? Why?-HOW?!

Even as some states reduce restrictions and reopen businesses and as some stores, such as Target, begin announcing their “Back to School” Sales, the number of cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus continue to soar leaving a wake of uncertainty and anxiety as the wave of infections surge across the country and world, leaving our nation [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:35:26+00:00August 8th, 2020|Francis Lora, LCSW-R, Parenting|0 Comments

Surviving “Homeschooling” During a Pandemic: Survival Tips to Keep on Thriving

Whether you call it “homeschooling”, “remote learning”, “distance learning” or “virtual learning”, Covid-19 (coronavirus) has brought education back to the home as the main modality turning parents into teachers and transforming all of our lives forever practically overnight. So now what? Now that many parents have been thrust into a forced career change, we all have [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:37:59+00:00June 5th, 2020|Francis Lora, LCSW-R, Parenting|0 Comments

Autism By the Numbers: Facts, Figures, and Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

It’s often said, “There are lies... Damn lies...and Statistics!”  This is true in most fields, certainly within quantitative research where data is analyzed and then used to produce the statistics that we use to learn about different phenomena and eventually use to push whatever agenda. Autism is no different! Statistically speaking, you’re bound to know [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:42:33+00:00February 14th, 2020|Francis Lora, LCSW-R, Parenting|0 Comments

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