It has been said that parenting is one of the toughest jobs there is. I am watching my own grown children handle the interesting moments of parenting their small children. It constantly reminds me how wonderful it is while being more than challenging. It is so constant and so completely life-consuming to raise children in […]
Who Will Oversee and Lead our Schools?
Schools have become a bit of a lightning rod for many of the issues related to COVID-19. Whether or not to wear masks, vaccine requirements, social distancing, teacher shortages, board disagreements, students in emotional crisis and so much more have added to the stress that already exists in our schools making it difficult for educational […]
Do We Need an Omicron Break in our Schools?
It seems that we are struggling as a nation again in our schools with the spread of the latest version of COVID-19, the omicron variant. Schools all across the country are not recovering well from the recent holiday break in that teachers are unable to come to work due to exposure to COVID and/or contracting […]
Next Steps in 2022
As we enter this next new year there is much to anticipate. We seem to be facing another contagious round with the Omicron variant that is highly contagious and threatening our schools, businesses and communities. We still need so much work to be done to find curative measures for those who contract this virus. It […]
Looking Back and Looking Forward
This is the time of year where you hear all the reflections on the past year and look forward to what is to come in the new year. For most of us COVID still dominates our thoughts in both categories as to its pervasive and prevalent impact on so many levels in all our lives. […]
The On-Going Mental Health Effects of COVID-19
We have been hearing post-COVID statistics and stories that suggest that our children and youth are still caught in the emotional and relational vortex stemming from the impact of the pandemic. It is sometimes really hard to grasp and make connection as to why. Yet as educators we are experiencing all kinds of consequences in […]
The Power of Pets to Help Us Navigate the Pandemic
By now most everyone is aware that the pandemic has been a source of extreme sustained toxic stress that has contributed to many mental health issues for adults and children: anxiety, depression, loss of motivation, desperation, frustration, and anger to name a few. Those who have trauma histories can be more deeply impacted because the […]
What Middle Schoolers Need in Post-COVID
We have all watched our students and children strive to cope during and after the impact of the pandemic. Lakeside has had to substantially increase our In-School Counseling staff, who work in area schools providing extra support, due to the overwhelming needs that students are experiencing in our post-COVID world. Middle Schoolers are at the […]
Is There Any Good News from COVID – 19?
As we move forward from this Thanksgiving Season, it is very difficult to feel positive feelings about the impact of this COVID pandemic. On the horizon there is yet another variant which has already emerged and may threaten our world yet again. We continue to feel the impact of this pandemic physically, emotionally and psychologically. […]
The School Board Wars
I cannot remember a time where we saw school board members and community members having the kind of battles that we have seen in recent days. Most of these arguments are related to what schools should and should not impose in their health and safety plans. The arguments have become heated and sometimes violent. The […]
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