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Helping Our Kids Flourish in School

On Your Radar Season 2, Episode 5

In this episode, which kicks off Series 3 (“Helping Our Kids Flourish”), WGN Radio personality John Williams interviews Lisa Thompson, Community-Based Mental Health Clinician, Rosecrance, and Sheila Blanchfield, Counseling Department Chair, Loyola Academy.

Episode Notes

  • The post-pandemic pressure on kids to be “up to speed” with all things school-related
  • How both younger children and teens have difficulty managing their emotions
  • The negative impacts of social media, including cyberbullying
  • Baby steps, safe spaces, and grounding techniques
  • Parents are their kids’ first teachers

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