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Home for the Holidays … and Beyond

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Emotions | Happiness | Stress - (Comments Off on Home for the Holidays … and Beyond)

It’s been nice having our 18-year old back home for the holidays. I am also acutely aware that the pain of parting is in my near future. Christmas is traditionally the time in the United States when many young adults travel home for the holidays — whether it be from college or from the place …
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Is There a Santa Claus?

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Happiness | Stress - (Comments Off on Is There a Santa Claus?)

        “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” goes the famous line in the Sun editorial of 1897, written by Francis P. Church, who goes on to give an answer that is brilliant in its simplicity. And all in a days work, the story goes.        Now I wish that I could say I received …
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The elephant and the rider

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Emotions | Stress - (Comments Off on The elephant and the rider)

Most of us can relate to the idea that our brain has two independent systems – the emotional one and the rational one. If you have ever overslept, overworked, eaten too much, skipped your exercise (or not started your exercise program at all), become angry and said something you later regretted, become depressed because your …
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How to deal with the stress of school

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Education | Stress - (Comments Off on How to deal with the stress of school)

The film Race to Nowhere was screened at our very own Saline High School last night (October 13th). As a parent and as a psychologist who practices in Saline I felt this was a very significant event in the Saline Community. The film talks about the experiences of (primarily) school age children across the country …
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Student stress

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Stress - (Comments Off on Student stress)

Student stress is real and Saline Area School has been taking new initiatives to attend to it. A second community screening of Race to Nowhere was held in Saline on Thursday December 1st. What do a Saline High School Climate Assessment, a Saline High School leadership retreat, and the film Race to Nowhere have in …
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