Mental Health Blog

Helping Kids Cool Off (From More Than Just the Heat)
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Posted by Makenna Clements on

What kid doesn't love summer-time? Schools are out, camps are in, and everyone’s buzzing about the next big family vacation. There’s also that relentless summer heat, cooled only by a dive in the pool, a run through the sprinklers, or a few trips down the (only a little dangerous)...

Appreciating Children as God Has Wired Them: Reflections on a Performance-based Culture
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Posted by Makenna Clements on

Perhaps nowhere is the concept of the “performance-based” culture more evident than in our very own East Bay. From athletics to academics, social acumen and the arts, being a child who noticeably excels is a baseline expectation. Unsurprising, given our proximity to success both in...