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Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines - Shared screen with speaker view
Kathleen Feeley
40:07
New Jersey
Anne
40:10
Plymouth, MA
Betsy Savoie
40:11
Mansfield, Mass
Bridget Macke
40:13
Somerville, MA
Amanda Ceide
40:14
I am in Malden, MA
Adriana Manzo
40:14
New York
Laura Riordan
40:15
Boston!
Christine Holland
40:17
Needham, MA
Helena Mayo
40:17
hi my name is Helena from Philadelphia
Ingrid Abrams
40:18
Salisbury, MA
Nina Levine
40:18
Boston!
Terri erbacher
40:21
Pennsylvania
Lisa Casares
40:22
New Jersey
Monica Stevens
40:22
philadelphia suburbs here
Gretchen Powers
40:22
Holliston MA
Tanya
40:24
South Jersey
Mary Rutkowski
40:26
Boston/Brookline
Angel Stone
40:27
Westminster, Ma
laura doan
40:27
Wayne, PA
Chris Mullaney
40:27
Central MA
Patrick Madden
40:28
longmeadow, ma
Stephenie Benedetti
40:28
plainville,ma
Julie Morgan
40:29
Upstate NY
Megan Bolin
40:29
PA
Doug G
40:29
West Chester, PA
Leora Faiber
40:34
Brookline, MA
heidi morris
40:36
Braintree, MA
Jill Knight
40:37
Phillly suburbs
Sandra Bailey
40:40
Mt. Pocono, PA
debora wirth
40:41
Mansfield, MA
anna
40:41
Weston, MA
Mary M Boyd
40:43
Martha’s Vineyard
Nancy Komada
41:10
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Laight
41:19
Norfolk, MA
Katina George
41:22
New Jersey
Rebecca Cherry
41:48
Outside of Philadelphia
David Dobbins
42:12
Dave Dobbins in New Jersey
Janet Foley
42:24
Belmont, MA
Barbara Baumer
43:06
Gloucester MA
Andrew Onimus test
43:40
Havertown, PA
Christine Mawhinney
44:55
Needham M
Jacqueline Coogan
45:31
if we are receiving the recording, will we also be receiving the slide? Jackie Coogan, Massachusetts
Stacy Miller
47:28
I know my temper is short with my 6th grader and his is short with mine
Garett Butkuss
47:41
We cycled back to anger after Gronk was traded today..
Monica Stevens
48:15
i am trying to take walks with my 13 year old....
Mary M Boyd
48:17
Garett, us too.
Melissa Bates
48:28
My 8th grader is having such trouble getting himself motivated for school work.
Stacy Miller
48:43
for sure Melissa
Christine Mawhinney
49:04
today all hope went out the window when they announced school was done for the year. we are all depressed.
Jennifer Horne
49:31
Does that mean no more remote learning?
Melissa Bates
49:53
We are remote learning but school in NJ hasn't been cancelled for the year yet.
Sara Jean Higgins
49:55
If kids say they are functioning at 50%, ask them if they can give 100% of their 50%. Something is better than nothing.
Christine Mawhinney
49:56
I don't think so. it means they won't go back.
Meggan Maloni
50:03
Remote learning is continuing
Dianne Rollo
50:06
one of mine is NOT looking forward to having online school the rest of the year... pouring crying and stressing over every little thing..... we in MASS are still doing remote learning through last day of school
Ananda Lennox
50:24
The remote learning is now extended until the end of the school year in Massachusetts.
Jennifer Horne
50:34
Gotcha, the remote learning is tough..
Julie Berard
50:39
How much do we push doing schoolwork and how much do we let go if we suspect depression?
Melissa Bates
50:59
good question Julie. I have the same question...because they do have to do some school work
Dianne Rollo
51:26
julie- if you want them to answer that they said put it in the Q and A section
Laura Quilter
52:03
My 11yo is in a writing group, and it was really clear that all the kids are very focused on the pandemic, and anxieties from it — post-apocalyptic concerns, death fears, etc. Things they may not talk about but are still there for them.
Garett Butkuss
52:11
There is no award for the best quarantine parent..
Karen Young
53:40
will the recording be sent out following the webinar?
Sara Jean Higgins
53:59
We are in April vacation right now and I feel like it will cause a lose in education but as a parent and a teacher I needed the break from work.
Jessica
54:08
Karen, yes tomorrow morning
Kelly Nutting
54:48
Wish we were on break I DEFINITELY need a break lol
Elizabeth Fulks
54:58
Some parents are not allowing their children to leave the house
Kelly Nutting
55:01
This work is excessive
Stacy Miller
55:15
Sara I agree last week was our break and it was definitely necessary
Laura Quilter
55:17
@sara jean higgins — IMO kids need breaks too! sabbatical for their brains
Melissa Bates
55:40
We just had our spring break last week and it was very much needed in this house!
Sara Jean Higgins
56:12
So thankful we had a break!
Dianne Rollo
56:44
some of the work is a little much- some classes are hard for my high schooler bc it’s not easy learning some things on the computer even if the teacher shows a video.. I can’t help my kid with graphic design or design tech! it looks like Greek to me
Kelly Nutting
57:26
My elementary aged kids have 6-8 assignments a day and 2 assignments for their electives…its way too much
Julie Morgan
57:37
Wish our school did spring break, could really use it... lol
Dianne Rollo
58:03
we were told (elementary- mass) give three required assignments a week- first grade
Melissa Bates
58:14
it's not natural for kids to sit alone in front of a computer all day doing school work. It's not easy for them...or for us keeping them going!
Sara Jean Higgins
58:35
6-8 assignments a day, that is super overwhelming?? I give one assignment a week and I give them multiple options to choose from.
Garett Butkuss
58:55
I feel for some of the lower income communities that have trued hard to “teach” students that do not have technology or wifi..
Julie Morgan
59:05
My 1st grade twins have 3 zooms a week, 3 videos to watch a day with all work assigned... ughh
Sara Jean Higgins
59:49
Teachers were not meant to sit alone in front of a computer for hours. I would be losing my mind as a kid or teenager. They associate screen time with pleasure not work.
Helena Mayo
59:52
my daughter started her school work at 8am this morning and has now completed all assignments from each teacher she is exhausted
Melissa Bates
01:00:00
middle school is tough for kids to keep track of all the different classes and teachers. it's easy to overlook assignments on google classroom even though his teachers work really hard to help the kids
Stacy Miller
01:00:23
It is so is easy to fall behind
Dianne Rollo
01:00:50
yes to all of your comments.... and next year- coming back is going to be so tough and helping the kids readjust
Dianne Rollo
01:01:14
I’m having heart palpitations
Julie Morgan
01:01:16
Oh its not that bad
Sara Jean Higgins
01:01:18
Speaking of anxio
Mary Rutkowski
01:03:14
I'm teacher and mom... I told my son's SPED team last week I quit as his teacher/hall monitor/hw study hall monitor. He doesn't want me to be his teacher... he wants me as his mom. Luckily his team gets this.... and he's17and has said to back off and let him deal with this... school work and if he falls flat on his face ... so be it. His choice is to mostly play video games and socialize on line. HW and class work is not his priority. So be it..this shall pass. I don't want him to look back at this timeand remember me as pyscho bitch mom... at the end of the day compassion and self compassion is what I want him to have and me too!
Mary Rutkowski
01:03:43
One day, sometimes one hour at a time.
Melissa Bates
01:03:44
oops, i've said to my son, it's not that hard about a school assignment before when i was frustrated
Dianne Rollo
01:04:13
good for you mary
Monica Stevens
01:04:19
my son has adhd.....he seems content but i know he misses his friends
Sara Jean Higgins
01:04:21
Playing piano will be more rewarding to him than stressing over school work
Stacy Miller
01:05:07
We try to do my sons work in the morning before noon and mine in the afternoon
Melissa Bates
01:05:11
Mary, I wish I could do the same. How will that affect his grades? that's the part i can't let go of if i back off more
Marilyn Andrews
01:05:46
I think there are no grades. In Mass it is supposed to be pass/fail.
Nancy Ortiz
01:05:51
Melissa, that’s my issue too! The grades and she’s a junior! Argh!!
Norma
01:05:57
Yes, this us true!
Christine Mawhinney
01:06:03
my son is still getting grades in mass
Nancy Ortiz
01:06:04
There are issues in NJ
Melissa Bates
01:06:11
i know! because the grades still count.
Kelly Nutting
01:06:18
My son
Nancy Ortiz
01:06:28
there are GRADES in NJ
Kelly Nutting
01:06:39
Assignments are worth 100 points per assignment
Melissa Bates
01:06:48
NJ is just now switching to pass/fail i think. I'm not sure how that works....how much of the assignments do the children actually have to complete to "pass"
Sara Jean Higgins
01:06:49
Pass or fail doesn’t really say anything other than something or nothing, no way to measure if there are no grades
Jennifer Ford
01:07:09
From what the college counselors and college admissions reps say, everything this spring will be taken with a grain of salt. Grades may be happening, but they shouldn’t be the focus. They will take less importance
Stacy Miller
01:07:15
we have grades in NJ but everyone is handling it a bit different my son's school gave us a 5 point per day rubric
Garett Butkuss
01:07:18
The problems come for some public school students that will be moving to a private school next year..
Mary M Boyd
01:07:33
We are pass/fail in Mass, grades can only help you.
Nancy Ortiz
01:08:12
Mary, Not when you have a 33 in Pre-Calculus! I was pushing her so much she ended with a 81 for MP3!
Kelly Nutting
01:08:15
My son is DEVASTATED about baseball :(
Kelly Nutting
01:08:30
Freshman in HS
Melissa Bates
01:08:32
my son's school (NJ) just gave grades for 3rd marking period that just ended. but now moving to pass/fail checks and no checks
Elizabeth Fulks
01:08:49
Just keep in mind EVERY kid in America is in the same situation. Schools and colleges will need to re-evaluate grades and how they measure success this year. Right now it is out of the control of parents and even districts. For now, I recommend having children do what they can do and do not add to the stress and trauma of an unprecedented event
Dianne Rollo
01:08:50
yup sports and plays at my house
Mary M Boyd
01:09:13
Nancy - in our district, grades can only pull you up. So if you tank an online assignment it doesn’t hurt your grade, but if you ace it, it can pull you up.
Minding Your Mind
01:09:13
1 Hour Rachel
Melissa Bates
01:09:43
I have to say my son's teachers have been VERY understanding!!! They've been amazing.
Stacy Miller
01:10:14
Melissa, Mine as well!
Mary Rutkowski
01:10:31
Oh, and I should mention my son is on the spectrum and one blessing is he was a homebody before this so this adjustment has not been that hard for him but being around me and his dad 24/7 is really hard. I like his tip to remover ourselves from house for 1x a day for hour or so to give the teen their privacy. I am really just a short order cook for him.
Kate Blair
01:10:32
YES
Kate Blair
01:11:05
As a health teacher, I’ve been giving my students lots of choices in meditation/mindfulness sites and apps
Sara Jean Higgins
01:11:09
I’m not so concerned about grades because my son is 4 but I’m am concerned with the lack of social interaction because he is an only child.
Mary M Boyd
01:11:15
Assistant Principal here - completely agree about Social Emotional Learning. Encouraging lots of time for teachers to connect with kids.
Laura Riordan
01:11:25
What movies about anxiety would you recommend?
Melissa Bates
01:11:36
only child here too
Christine Holland
01:11:39
What About Bob?
Garett Butkuss
01:11:58
Watch Dawsons Creek..
Christine Mawhinney
01:12:02
hey Christine. What about Bob?
Nancy Ortiz
01:12:13
Not in my daughter’s school - that 33 was failing her for the year. The teachers are continuing to grade the same way. I am also an educator - school counselor and my teachers are also grading the same as if kids were in school. But I did not push her constantly..I let her do what she needed /wanted to do but I nudged her every couple of days or so and I urged her to seek help from her older brother (he’s 33 and an Engineer) so that help.
Sara Jean Higgins
01:12:19
My sons social skills have damaricaly dropped, I’m more concerned about that than learning the alphabet
Christine Holland
01:12:20
Bill Murray movie called “What About Bob?” it
Christine Holland
01:12:24
Is funny
Mary Rutkowski
01:12:28
Movies... we did Vietnam themed one for a while since he's 17 and he loves "BreakingBad" and "Better Call Saul" and "It'salways Sunny in Philly" and lots of comedy acts... we try to laugh as much we can.
Nancy Ortiz
01:12:48
Movies are great! Although I have to BEG my daughter to watch something with me
Minding Your Mind
01:13:20
q and a please
Melissa Bates
01:13:21
I teach preK and we spend so much time on social emotional skills! Very important for all ages.
Janis Lipsitz
01:13:30
Peanut Butter Falcon...great movie!
Sara Jean Higgins
01:13:32
Social_Animals on Amazon Prime is a movie I show my health students about social media use. It is real stories and had a positive reaction from my students
Mary Rutkowski
01:15:42
As educator I can assure you this is going to radically change college entrances... 1. int'l students are going to be greatly reduced so incoming freshman classes will be very different. 2. Cutbacks are already happening in higher ed due to planned smaller incoming classes. 3. don't worry about sports recruiting.. . it's been delayed for now for all across nation 4. pass fail is being instituted in most schools. 5. REMEMBER.... before 9th grade their grades DO NOT go on their permanent records... so if they falter... don't stress. My son keeps telling me this because my students are in 4th grade. His response: who cares? Remind them they are 9 and 10 and should be kids first!!! (smart guy right?)
Sara Jean Higgins
01:16:33
Mary you son gets it!
Jen Weiblen
01:16:45
mary thumbs up to your son
Mary Rutkowski
01:17:41
And last about college ...those kids are who are juniors.... will have a wider choice of where to go and where they will be accepted due to less int'l students coming so right now just try to live in the day.
Melissa Bates
01:17:48
Mary, I like your son's thinking
Amy Rubinoff
01:17:51
How can I get my senior in high school to engage with me. All she wants to do is be in her room alone. Won't watch a movie or play game or anything
Sara Jean Higgins
01:17:52
I think that taking technology away from kids could cause more problems
Elizabeth Fulks
01:17:54
The teen brain is wired to stay up late and sleep late. Use this time to use this to their advantage. Give them their 8-10 hours and then wake them up.
esther auerbach
01:18:22
Thank you so much! This has been extremely informative and helpful.
Janis Lipsitz
01:18:46
Thanks very much....great perspective!
Narciso Tan
01:19:07
could you say more about what “recalibrate their mind” means?
Mary Rutkowski
01:19:23
Thanks Melissa... leave it to a 17 year old to have some perspective... he's like "What's the fuss... ???"Let it ride... sometimes he's too relaxed about his own work but so be it... I'll take his school work falling thru cracks than his mental health cracking up ...he's had MH issues in past. My priorities are his MH and his MH and his MH and mine! LOL!!
Melissa Bates
01:19:24
Right! Teens sleep clocks are different than other ages groups. Well one good thing is that my teen son is caught up on all his sleep these last 5 weeks LOL
Maureen
01:19:56
I fear my sophomore may have issues when applying to college though. She is usually a great student but is really struggling now. Wonder if that will be too far removed from the crisis for people to remember that's why. Especially since it will definitely lower her GPA and rank. Meanwhile my senior figures she has 3 1/2 years of great grades etc so why worry now when the colleges are saying they understand.
Sloan Rielly
01:19:58
I know a lot of people feel that taking tech away is bad but talking about why and setting expectations for night etc, Is important. Kids do need down time. If they need it for a safety piece, block all but certain numbers and all apps.
Mary Rutkowski
01:21:16
My son's schedule was go to bed at 11pm and up at 6:45 am now it's to bed between 1 and 3am and up between 10am to 12noon...someone needs to tell the HS teachers that teaching on old schedule is crazy... these kids are zzzzing. HS should be now noon to 4pm or 1pm to 5pm... for classes and office hours on line. If they are wondering where their students are... they are in bed!
Dianne Rollo
01:21:51
I agree mary!
Nancy Ortiz
01:22:15
Yes! The kids aren’t even logging into google classroom until 12noon and after!
Sara Jean Higgins
01:22:18
Creating family time and quiet time without electronics is essential. They need to learn how to function by themselves and with family without technology. You don’t have to interact at first but just being in the same space doing something is really important. This is beneficial for adults too.
Mary Rutkowski
01:22:22
thanks Dianne... his SPED team gets the teen brain and cycles better than regular ed academic teachers.
Dorothy Sayers
01:22:23
Amy Rubinoff - Will your daughter connect with you through writing? I know you are both in the same home, but perhaps you could write back and forth to each other in a journal.
Meggan Maloni
01:22:23
totally my daughters geometry teacher’s office hours are 8-9am!!
Kati Angarone
01:22:38
Yes there are a lot of feelings about taking away/limiting tech but the science is clear.. Be the parent. Make rules and limit tech.
Josh
01:22:55
I was on a task force back in high school to suggest that. we never voted on the suggestion the superintendent unilaterly and authoritarianly decided against it himself. I would also note criminally in my opinion.
Mary Rutkowski
01:22:56
WTF?? 8 to 9am...?? Send them an email or contact guidance... I'm a teacher and this seems pretty obvious.... change your hours!!!
Carolyn
01:23:10
my daughter in 8 grade wakes up at 11:30 and works from noon to 4:00 or so. it works for her, and all that matters is she's able to get it done in her own way
Amy Rubinoff
01:23:27
Thank you Dorothy, she wouldn't write. She keeps saying she likes being by herself.
Melissa Bates
01:23:28
yes! my son's teachers moved the zoom meetings from like 10 or 11 am til about 1 or 2pm. Much better! Yes, hours should be adjusted at this time
Josh
01:23:31
the school doesn’t care about teens mental health. LOL not make me laugh
Maureen
01:23:43
Our high school classes are between 10 and 2:30
Stacy Miller
01:24:10
My 8th graders asked me to hold meeting and office hours in the afternoon
Mona Swanson
01:24:21
Is there any woth in telling child"this is your time to buck up". A lot of kds during WWi and II went to war as thier "senior trip' Be strong, these are stories to tell your grandkids.
Melissa Bates
01:24:39
My son slept 13 hours last night!
Josh
01:24:39
their emotions are a reflection of their reality.
Mary Rutkowski
01:24:44
There's been research for years that elementary hours should be super early 7/8am to 2pm and MS and HS hours should be later and later... 8/9/10am depending on age... MS shouldn't start before 8/8:30 and HS 9/9:30 andthat was in old world. These teacher are also home with their own kids tho'...so nothing is ideal.
Josh
01:24:51
that’s no surprise
Sibel Benmayor
01:24:56
Hi, I am a parent of 19 year old twins and I am also Benmayor a Multicultural Outreach specialist with PPAL. We are the Parent Professional Advocacy League, a statewide agency who provide families and professionals training, support and resources to better understand children's social emotional, behavioral, mental health. We are a non profit and we do provide resources for parents and professionals. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me from sbenmayor@ppal.net
Sloan Rielly
01:24:58
I love you to much to argue! Love and Logic suggestions are great.
Josh
01:25:06
Paul Kelly in the UK suggest 10am start times
Josh
01:25:14
as best for high school
Josh
01:25:17
10-11am
Josh
01:25:20
16-18
Dorothy Sayers
01:25:21
Amy - maybe you can write to her. She may not initially engage, but she may do so later. Either way, she can still hear and feel your support through written messages.
Josh
01:25:23
yes
Josh
01:25:25
yrs
Josh
01:25:27
*
Sara Jean Higgins
01:25:29
I have one hour everyday Monday-Thursday from 11:20-12:20 for nine different classes in four different grade levels. How it that even possible? Also, all other elective teachers have the same time so we are all fighting for the same time.
Melissa Bates
01:25:38
My 14 year old rarely wakes up before 11:30.
Marilyn Andrews
01:26:00
PPAL is a great resource.
Amy Rubinoff
01:26:04
Dorothy, can you repost, it went to quickly
Dianne Rollo
01:26:44
I need to be in the car!
Dorothy Sayers
01:26:57
Amy - Amy - maybe you can write to her. She may not initially engage, but she may do so later. Either way, she can still hear and feel your support through written messages.
Sloan Rielly
01:27:06
Give a lovely journal that you send back and forth to each other.
Sara Jean Higgins
01:27:11
Dorothy great idea!! Say what you need to say and let it settle in with her.
Mary Rutkowski
01:27:47
Yes... sometimes the best you can do is walk away from the fight or not take the bait. I find myself looking at pics of my teen son when he was 10,11, 12 and waxing nostoglic. I miss those years. He's really pushing me away as the "boring mom"and I knew this day was coming ... but mixing in a 17 year old pulling away while stuck under same roof is really challenging. That being said, if this was happening when my teen daughter was home... (she's 30 now and great woman!) she'd be gone.. .I think she'd be AWOL already!
Amy Rubinoff
01:28:16
Thank you all, really wonderful ideas
Dianne Rollo
01:28:35
I’m not hungry I’m bored! 🤦🏻‍♀️
Mary Rutkowski
01:28:37
NAMI is a great resource too... goggle them!
Josh
01:28:41
it will skyrocket because eating is a form of comfort. it is sometimes a stress release
Mary Rutkowski
01:29:07
NAMI is MH resource and has great trainings for parents... I'm sure they are on line now too.
Izabel Keremian
01:29:14
THANK YOU!! Great information
Kati Angarone
01:29:17
NAMI is wonderful.
Amy Rubinoff
01:29:19
Can the slide that was posted about Emotional symptoms of Anxiety be reposted please
Elizabeth Fulks
01:29:27
teenshealth.org is a great resource for all health topics for all ages and parents
Jessica Sachson
01:29:33
Thank you so much for your time!
Sara Jean Higgins
01:29:40
Thank you to all that came tonight, you are here for the right reason!
Dianne Rollo
01:29:53
♥️
Michele Marotta
01:30:19
For MA residents, INTERFACE at William James College is a great resource for finding a therapist and other resources, too.
Laura Young
01:30:36
Thank you!
Sara Jean Higgins
01:30:52
Jon we have to get you to our district for a PD day! You are awesome, this hour went by so fast.
Tory Bright
01:31:14
this trauma for our kids is very individualized, an exceptionally individual experience, and most of us are all together now in the trauma “Club”. We have are experiencing this together but separately - that is what is unique about this pandemic. Recognize the fear, the trauma and the need to just listen and present with them. in the trauma
Dianne Rollo
01:31:17
yes the social skills , no sports . working as a team ... being a good sport at losing
Amanda Buchner
01:31:37
I am a volunteer educator and speaker for NAMI NJ and we are doing online presentations at this time via Zoom.
Tory Bright
01:32:16
If there is a drastic change in the behaviors of kids, need to clearly check in with them and see what is going on.
Christine Mawhinney
01:32:28
thank you for having this.
Maureen Seasholtz
01:32:52
Amy R—mine (K) is doing the same. Lots of looking at tiktok, bingeing shows, (doing homework every now and then) and talking to friends via video - - but we try to get her out to watch American idol or a movie she wants to watch…will she watch tv with you? I hope we get to do some sort of grad at RHS…take care
Kathy
01:32:53
Thank you very much! Can we see a recording ?
Dianne Rollo
01:32:54
thank you so much
Tory Bright
01:32:54
Check out the mobile crisis services in your county -
Ananda Lennox
01:33:03
Thank you!!
MaryAnn Mackin
01:33:07
How can you convince your child to want to spend time with you? Is it OK if they don't want to? Thank you
Julie Morgan
01:33:14
Thank you!! :)
Dianne Rollo
01:33:37
yes Maryann!!!!!
Monica Stevens
01:33:43
thank you!! plan to use these resources with my 13 year old boy
Amy Rubinoff
01:33:46
Missed post from RHS grad can you repost
Sibel Benmayor
01:33:47
This was very helpful. Thank you for all the information you shared.
Nancy Ortiz
01:33:53
Thank you! This was GREAT!!!
Chris Copeland
01:33:53
Thank you
Meggan Maloni
01:33:54
thank you all - quarantine parent pioneers! We got this!
Carolyn
01:33:55
thank you for this presentation. parent of 3 teens and i work as a school based counselor in a middle school. so appreciative
Stacy Miller
01:33:59
TY
Adriana Manzo
01:33:59
Thank you for this!
Kate Blair
01:34:18
Thank you - as a teacher and parent of teens - really well done!
Melissa Bates
01:34:19
Thank you for having this presentation and thanks for everyone chatting in this side bar here. :) Have a good day everyone!
Megan Bolin
01:34:21
thx! super helpful!
Katherine Wolff
01:34:23
Thank you SO much. MH is everything for those of us staying home with kids.
Mary Rutkowski
01:34:26
And sympathy and compassion to all of us... and those juggling teens and senior parents or in-laws breaking the rules too! Yikes.. double whammy. Let's just practice self compassion and compassion for all...one day at at time! Peace.
Leora Faiber
01:34:29
THANK YOU! I’m looking forward to the recording tomorrow—needed to leave to serve dinner.
Maureen Seasholtz
01:34:33
Amy R—mine (K) is doing the same. Lots of looking at tiktok, bingeing shows, (doing homework every now and then) and talking to friends via video - - but we try to get her out to watch American idol or a movie she wants to watch…will she watch tv with you? I hope we get to do some sort of grad at RHS…take care
Stacy Miller
01:34:42
i think mental health issues are going to grow or show themselves tenfold
Izabel Keremian
01:34:45
Thank you, parent of 2 teens and school nurse much appreciated.. be well and safe everyone
Minding Your Mind
01:34:46
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Tory Bright
01:34:58
Minding Your Mind is great!!! We thank you for doing this program and the others in the communities!!!!
Dorothy Sayers
01:34:59
MaryAnn - depending on the age of your child, it is likely okay. I would suggest you at least have some time together at least through meals together.
Andrea Siy
01:35:01
Thank you so much… and the chat was so important for me, too. Hearing all that input and knowing that with our struggles with the girls that we are not alone!
heidi morris
01:35:03
thank you
Jessica
01:35:11
Thank you for doing this!!
Melissa Bates
01:35:17
Andrea, it is nice to know we aren't alone
Elizabeth C Bennett
01:35:41
Thank you so much for your advice and insight!
Christine Polek
01:35:44
Thank you for the presentation and people sharing their perspectives!
MaryAnn Mackin
01:36:03
Should you let your kids just stay in their room? or how can you get them to want to spend time with you?
Mary Rutkowski
01:36:03
I think the parents may have the long term MH issues.. I think teens are very much living in moment and if we keep things calm for them... they will bounce back.The teen/young adult brain is evolving so fast... they may surprise us in the recovery.
Nancy Ortiz
01:36:11
So many people still switch each week - so it defeats the purpose of staying home - I know about 5 families who are doing this regardless.
Dianne Rollo
01:36:15
is it ok if your child doesn’t want to spend time with you ?
Monica Stevens
01:38:34
my son is a only child..it is very hard. i feel guilty a lot when i do have to work.
Maureen
01:38:41
How much school work is too much? I know my kids can't focus for as long as a "normal" school day but they are expected too, and still getting grades instead of pass/fail further increases the stress.
Mary Rutkowski
01:38:43
I don't have dinner w/my husband or son... we are around each other so much... we go to our own rooms to eat and watch what we want to watch. It's helping keep the peace... we are also on different eating and sleeping schedules.
Stacy Miller
01:38:49
oh yes Monica i get that!
MaryAnn Mackin
01:39:05
Both kids always say Nothing, I dont care I'm not hungry...what do we do?
Gina Holliday
01:39:50
Thank you for doing this and for your time. It's appreciated.
Mary Rutkowski
01:39:53
Maryann - I get that too and I just make his favorite foods and just put them in front of him ... eventually he eats it.
Sara Jean Higgins
01:39:58
Monica I am struggling too. He is four and needs to play and have attention but I have over 200 hundred kids that are part of me doing the job I love and giving my family a pay check. Still trying to find a balance
Pauline Brandt
01:40:15
Thank you for making it shareable.
Maureen
01:40:16
Thank you. This was very helpful and it's nice to know we're not alone in our struggles.
Carolyn
01:40:22
thank you for the functionality to share with others. so appreciative!
Jennifer Ford
01:40:23
Is Minding Your Mind hiring? I’m an LCSW with many years working in school administration and I love the work you are doing!
Nancy Ortiz
01:40:24
That’s great!! Thanks again!
Dorothy Sayers
01:40:40
MaryAnn - of the kids say they are not hungry, as long as food is available to them to get when they are hungry, you are doing your job as a parent. Do not worry.
Monica Stevens
01:40:45
thank you! i really needed this tonight
Kati Angarone
01:40:55
I'm thankful for your work as well.
Kathy
01:41:00
thank you very much!
Patty S
01:41:01
Thank you for the offering and support. You made the gratitude list today!
Dianne Rollo
01:41:03
it’s got to be tough with the real little ones.. I feel for you, can’t even imagine
Dianne Rollo
01:41:14
thank you!
Sara Jean Higgins
01:41:16
Minding Your Mind Rocks!!
Carolyn
01:41:16
thank you again!!
Angel Stone
01:41:16
Thank you so much!
Jennifer Ford
01:41:17
Thank you!!!
Nina Jaeger
01:41:19
thanks so much!
Mary Rutkowski
01:41:20
Yeah...if there's food available they will eat! Not worth the battle. If it's ice cream... cookies... pizza all the time so be it... who cares?
Kelly Nutting
01:41:20
Thank you