Helping Kids Understand Violence, Racism, and Heavy Topics in the News

Helping Kids Understand - Redeemed Life Counseling

Social media and seemingly every news outlet is flooded with stories and images of violence, death, racism, social injustice, political unrest, pandemic among other heavy and unsettling topics. Kids are inevitably feeling confused, angry, and sometimes scared about the seemingly endless stream of troubling news. Parents also are affected by disturbing current events, and are […]

Mental Health Check-In With Your Kids: 20 Questions To Ask

Mental Health Check-In With Your Kids - Redeemed Life Counseling

It’s been a strange year for everyone, including your kids. There’s no explanation needed, but a mental health check-in is needed. The entire world has been struck by the fierce lightning from this pandemic, from governments and  businesses to schools and households. Yet the bizarre season of extended time at home shouldn’t discourage you from […]

Blog: Talking to Kids about Protests and Racism

Blog- Talking to Kids about Protests and Racism - Redeemed Life Counseling

Not only have we been shut-down, isolated, quarantined during a very uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic; parents and families are now experiencing cities, towns, and media bursting with anger, protests, and violence. Children and older teens who are home from school, without their usual summer activities are spending more time on social media and […]

Blog: Anxiety in Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Blog- Anxiety in Kids During the COVID-19 -- Redeemed Life Counseling

The COVID-19 has turned the lives upside down around the whole world. Schools have closed for the remainder of the school year, restaurants, stores, and other businesses forced to close. Countless jobs and businesses lost, unable to recover from mandatory closures. Parents having to work from home, while often their children are having to do […]

How Anxiety Shows Up At School And Why It often Is Hard To Recognize

How Anxiety Shows Up At School - Redeemed Life Counseling

Anxiety in schools is a widespread concern and impacts as much as 25% of children, according to recent research.  It is easy to spot when kids express worries, fears, or being nervous about a test or project. Most of the time, it’s not so obvious.  Kids present anxiety in a number of different ways that […]

School is Starting Back Up … Are Kids OK During Remote Learning?

School is Starting Back Up - Redeemed Life Counseling

Here we are in the fall of 2020, many months after the beginning of the unexpected turn of events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re like most people, you were probably hoping that life would begin to return to normal sometime over the course of the summer and that our kids would be returning […]

10 Things To Ask Your Kids Before They Return To School After Covid-19

10 Things To Ask Your Kids - Redeemed Life Counseling

A new normal is emerging, striped with scars from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Businesses are opening, albeit with additional safety measures. Grocery store shelves are decently stocked, considering the current state of the world. And schools are preparing to open, although with extensive modifications. The 2019-2020 school year ended abruptly, assuming that students would return again […]

7 Ways to Support Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

7 Ways to Support Kids - Redeemed Life Counseling

Schools have closed. Work is going remote for many. For some, work has been lost altogether. With all the responsibilities and changes parents are juggling during social distancing, it’s daunting to wonder how to support and protect kids, when the adults don’t necessarily feel secure and protected. Kids and teens worry about safety and security. […]

When to worry about your teen’s anxiety

When to Worry About Your Teen’s Anxiety - Redeemed Life Counseling

Let’s play a game. I’m going to describe a scenario and I want you to imagine yourself in that situation. Think about 1) how you would feel in that moment and 2) how that circumstance would impact your life.  Scenario 1: While out running errands, you lost your smartphone. You returned to the store but it was […]

7 tips to help lower your kids and teens anxiety

7 Tips to Lower Your Kids and Teens Anxiety - Redeemed Life Counseling

The world has always been a bustling place. But recent events and technological advances have amped up anxiety to a new level. World pandemic, canceled schools, declining economies, rampant media, and a world slowly trying to return to normal. Anxiety easily creeps–for you as a parent and for your kids and teens. Young ones may […]