Parenting | Polk County Moms

Teen Suicide Epidemic

  Across the country, teen suicide rates are soaring. In 2021, the CDC has reported that ER visits due to suspected suicide attempts are up over 50 percent in girls. Before the pandemic, depression and anxiety was already at all-time highs, and the isolation of...

Test Taking Tips from Dr. Shey Cunha, Psy.D.

The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) is scheduled to begin in the upcoming weeks for Polk County Students. Like most parents, I have a love/hate relationship with standardized testing. I want to know how my child is doing overall but I don’t want it to negatively...

Board Games Your Family Will Love!

Having a few good board games on rotation is a great idea whether your kids are toddlers or teens. Too cold to spend much time outside? Kids home sick? Need to enforce a screen time break? Board games are a solution to all of these. Plus, they teach important life...

How to Talk about Black History Month & Race with Kids

  February is Black History Month. If you’re looking for ways this month (and always) to celebrate Black History and have age appropriate discussions about race and racism, you’ll want to bookmark our latest interview with our psychology contributor, Reon...

Vaccine Questions for Kids Ages 5-11

Caleb, age 8, after getting his first COVID-19 shot in Albany, NY With the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, millions of parents nationwide have already vaccinated their kids—and millions more are weighing the decision. As parents, we always...

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