The Parish School Blog

Mar 10, 2021

Parenting Children with ADHD

Do you ever wonder why your child with ADHD has trouble getting started on chores or homework? Do you notice they get off track when following seemingly simple instructions? Is it chaotic getting out of the house in the morning? This session features Dr. Kimberly Harrison, who presents why individuals with ADHD operate in different ways, and what to do to get things done more efficiently to start enjoying more peace and harmony at home.
Nov 17, 2020

Q&A on Mental Health and Medication

During this one-hour virtual adult education session featuring Dr. Alain Katic, he discusses medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD, anxiety and mood symptoms in children, and addresses questions from the audience.
Jun 3, 2020

How to Talk to Kids About Protests and Racism

As protests and riots continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death, it’s likely that children will be impacted in some way by these events. They may witness an emotional response from those around them, overhear a conversation, view something on social media, have it brought up by peers, or see the distress in the faces of those they love. Some children may ask their parents specific questions, initiating a conversation that many may dread, find uncomfortable, want to avoid, or simply not know how to explain a topic so utterly complex. However, these conversations are not to be avoided as not talking about upsetting events only fuels fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Having these conversations with a supportive adult, not only reduces fear, anxiety and uncertainty, but also begins a process of embracing differences and connecting through love, compassion and kindness. We’ve put together this guide to help with that difficult conversation. This guide was prepared by mental health professionals on our staff, but it is by no means the ultimate or only way to engage in this conversation with your child. It is simply one tool that we are offering as a place to start.
May 12, 2020

How to Keep Your Children Mentally Healthy During Quarantine

This one-hour, free webinar features Dr. Crystal Collier, as she shares a thought-provoking look at how quarantined life is affecting the social and emotional health of our children, and strategies parents can use to help them cope.