It's back to school season! Today's #podcast is an important one for parents of school-aged kiddos - and those who will have school-aged kiddos in the coming years. Just when you find your rhythm, something like school bullying enters the picture, and it can often feel overwhelming and frustrating. Sr. Josephine Garrett, a licensed mental health school counselor talks strategies, perspective and encouragement in dealing with bullying. 🎧 Listen below, or πŸ“Ί watch the conversation on YouTube! In this episode, Kathryn and Sr. Josephine chat about: ❓ Some NICU babies have challenges that are easily detected once they leave the hospital, but sometimes parents find themselves encountering hard things as their babies become older and enter school. How do you advocate for students differently than other school staff? ❓ Often, a NICU baby becomes a target, if you will, for school bullies. Maybe they have a device, a physical challenge or their size makes them vulnerable. How can the family work with the school counselor to address that? ❓ What are some things you do with your students to help them process trauma, work through hard emotions or feel comfortable in who they are? ❓ When should a parent be concerned? ❓ What's your best advice to a parent who has a child struggling in school, academically, socially or emotionally?

Posted by Leigh Ann at Hand to Hold at 2023-08-09 15:00:01 UTC