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"It is as if our kids turn thirteen and someone says, 'You got this' . . . Only that is entirely wrong."Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, authors of Grown & Flown - How to Support your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults

In this space we share advice, resources and information that reinforces that there is a place for everyone, and our kids (and we, their parents) are amazing just as they/we are. 

If you are looking to join a community of parents facing issues just like you,
check out the Grown & Flown Facebook Group and/or
subscribe to the Grown & Flown Newlsletter.

NEW - Suicide Prevention Resources

Before the pandemic suicide was the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-24 and has been increasing every year since 2007.

Articles about the epidemic of suicide:
Even before COVID-19 pandemic, youth suicide already at record high.

CDC saw 51% increase in suicide attempts by adolescent girls during pandemic


Suicide prevention is at the heart of our Gr8fully Me work.  If you or someone you love is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 

We are proud to partner with and promote these organizations doing important work in this area:

Local Resources​

211 is the best source of up to date, relevant information.

Please also check out these local partners for additional resources:

 

 

National Resources​

Articles

The Agony of Social Distancing for Adolescents - by Lydia Denworth

 

The Funniest and Most Talented Family on the Internet - (to provide levity and laughter in an otherwise sad time)

Anxiety & Coping with the Coronavirus - Managing worry, your kids' and your own - Child Mind Institute

ABOUT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Making Caring Common - What 315 College Admissions Deans are Looking for this year


College Professors Advice for Online Learning – How to Sit in the Front Row


ABOUT SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Teens Need Their Friends


How to Make Friends When You Are Stuck at Home


Teens Mental Health Needs – Lisa Damour (Author of Under Pressure)


ABOUT SELF CARE & STRESS MANAGEMENT

Equipping Families – Stress and Curiosity – The YouSchool


Activeminds.org – “Self Care is not selfish.  You must fill your own cup before you can pour into others.”

 

ABOUT SUPPORTING OUR KIDS IN MAKING THEIR OWN DIFFERENCE

Poll Heroes – How the next generation is making a huge impact in this election year

 

Webinars

Dr. Lisa Damour: Coping in a Pandemic  

The College Search and COVID-19 with Jeff Selingo Webinar (Part 1)

College Admissions and the Coronavirus with Jeff Selingo Webinar (Part 2)

10 Tips for Parents on Sheltering in Place without Losing Your Mind - Julie Lythcott-Haims 

Academic Resources

ACT Student and Parent Resources

Khan Academy Remote Learning Resources

 

Free SAT Practice Tests

Campus Reel - A great site for virtual tours and inside information about thousands of colleges and universities

Recreation Resources

Great Fitness Videos for all age levels

3 Months of free guitar, ukulele or bass lessons from Fender

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Gr8ful Connections featured authors

Since 2019, in partnership with Warwick's Books, Gr8ful Connections has featured multiple renowned authors about issues facing our children and parents.  Here are our featured authors.
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Additional resources about
Seeking to Understand our kids

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Girls in particular
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College Resources

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