Monthly Newsletter | August 2020
Your #HealthyMinds Update
August is National Wellness Month! Beautiful weather is still in full swing, and many families are finding creative ways to take care of their minds and bodies, both indoors and outdoors.

Encourage the young people in your life to think of ideas for bringing fun into your family's daily routine. Whether it's moving family dinners outdoors or setting up virtual game nights with friends, help them think outside the box and unleash their creativity.

Please check out our website for more resources, and help us to share them with others!
Moving Towards Anti-Racism – Shrinking It Down 
We each have an opportunity and responsibility to move our society towards anti-racism. On our podcast, Dr. O'Neil Britton, Chief Medical Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses steps we can take to create change in our communities. Tune in to learn more.
Helping Yourself & Your Kids Stay in Control
Everyone experiences anger from time to time, but there are many ways parents and kids can help one another to stay in control of their emotions during challenging moments. Read more on our blog.
How Should I Talk to My Child
About Their ADHD or Depression?
When a young person is diagnosed with anxiety or depression, listening to them and naming their struggles can help them feel relieved and understood. Read more about how to start these conversations on our blog.

The Clay Center in the News
How can parents help kids transition back to school during these uncertain times? Dr. Gene Beresin shared insights with reporter Kate Snow of NBC Nightly News. Tune in to learn more.
What can parents do to help kids manage back-to-school anxiety? Dr. Ellen Braaten says listening to their concerns and learning as much as you can are great ways to start. Tune in to her interview with WCVB News Center 5 in Boston.
Read more Clay Center in the News on our website.
Monthly Mindfulness:
Mindfulness Activities & Meditations for Kids
from Mindful

Practicing mindfulness can boost kids' well-being and empower them to meet their challenges with resilience. Take a look at these guided meditations for kids at various developmental stages.
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Thanks for all you do to support the young, healthy minds in your life!