Challenges in the Transition to Middle School

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The mother was concerned about her daughter. She had become anxious and was having trouble falling asleep for the past week. In addition, her daughter had been experiencing nightmares. All of the difficulties seemed to be due to her daughter starting 6th grade and beginning middle school. Anxiety about entering middle school is common as children ready themselves for a major transition in their educational experience.…

Red is a Good Color for Kids’ Clothes, Not Their Skin

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The sun has finally broken through the clouds and it is a gorgeous, sunny day. This is the type of day made for playing outdoors! The kids are quickly putting on their shoes and runing out the door to enjoy the beautiful day. Four hours later, they come back in looking flush with all of their exertions. Unfortunately the red flush on their faces isn’t…