Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your/your child’s mental health:

Are you or your child feeling stressed? The Khan Academy has created a playlist of meditation videos for students. Learn how to add a couple of minutes of mindfulness to your day. (Khan Academy)

Students are coming to schools bearing tremendous amounts of grief, whether from the illness or deaths of loved ones to Covid-19, separation from family members and friends due to health restrictions or even the loss of continuity and certainty in everyday life. This is how some teachers are dealing with students’ cumulative grief. (NBC News)

Did you know that in middle school, it’s unusual to maintain the same group of close friends over the space of 18 months? When your child is going through these shifts, it can be helpful to hear from parents what’s “normal” in terms of developing healthy relationships. (Mindshift)

Although High School often sees more stability in friendships, the importance of friendships shifts. Learn how the social influence of friends may help (or hinder) your teen during the high school years. (Mindshift)

Boredom, excessive worry, and executive dysfunction are all diminishing motivation for online students with ADHD during this pandemic. If you are noticing these issues in your home, check out this article for tips to improve motivational skills for distance learning (ADDitude Magazine)

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today