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Category: Parenting


Extracurricular Activities and Your Family

August 30, 2023  |  Parenting  |  By Encompass

Every year, the start of school brings an inevitable rush of e-flyers promoting a wide array of extracurricular activities for kids of all ages. The sheer quantity of options can be overwhelming for parents trying to decide what and how many activities their kids should be engaged in. We tackle that very topic in this […]

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Tips for Transitions

April 24, 2023  |  Parenting  |  By April Bennett

Encompass Parent and Family Life Coach April Bennett shares a guest blog with us based on our recent Examining Transitions podcast. She reminds us that transitions are inevitable, and offers tips and resources for navigating these changes. Transitions are universal to all families. It doesn’t matter if your family is big or small, young, or […]

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Supporting Your Child When the World Feels Scary

March 1, 2022  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

With everything going on in the world, parents often wonder how and when to talk to their kids about difficult topics such as war, racism, violence, public health concerns, etc.  Whether kids are in the classroom or playing at the park with their neighborhood peers, they are likely to hear things that parents don’t know […]

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Back-to-School Transition

September 23, 2021  |  Parent Talks Podcast, Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Encompass

For many children, the transition into the 2021-22 school year may lead to emotions that are more intense than usual – eagerness, nervousness, and anxiety. Encompass Behavioral Health Manager Megan Walsh and parents share their perspectives and experiences on how parents and caregivers can support their children and each other, and how communities can help […]

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Sleep Tips

August 16, 2021  |  Parent Talks Podcast, Parenting  |  By Encompass

Kids and sleep – an age-old challenge for so many parents! Encompass pediatric therapists Missy Budworth, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kim Hall, MS, OTR/L, share invaluable tips for parents and caregivers to help promote healthy sleep habits. Resources: Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need? Common Myths About Baby Sleep Challenges Encompass Information […]

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