Parental Burnout: What Makes It Different

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published in Psychology Today. Parental burnout is emerging from the shadows as a distinct entity. Parenting educators and other clinical experts have long understood the clinical utility of the construct, but it remains controversial.…

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A Secret to Digital—and Non-Digital—Parenting

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published in Psychology Today. By now, many of us have heard the cautions about digital technology for our children. Studies find that it is associated with obesity, aggressive behavior, disruptions to sleep, attention problems, and poor academic…

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Social Anxiety in Children: The 3 C’s to Growth

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published in Roots of Action. “Social anxiety disorder,” according to the Child Mind Institute, “is characterized by intense self-consciousness and fear of embarrassment that goes beyond common shyness, causing a child to go…

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Arlington Academy of Hope will soon be REACH for Uganda

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Dear REACH Friends and Supporters, For those of you who were able to join us for our virtual Gala this past Thursday, you learned that the Arlington Academy of Hope is going to be making a major change by renaming the organization. We wanted to provide more information for all our supporters, so we can…

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5 Ways to Minimize Family Fighting While Homebound

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published in US News and World Report. MY DAY STARTED OFF WITH my son throwing a shoe at my daughter and spiraled down from there. There is a detectable edge to our voices,…

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Update on Uganda: Schools Reopening

Dear REACH Friends and Supporters, After almost seven months of shutdown, Uganda has entered the early phases of reopening schools. We are pleased to share these updates as Uganda, and the rest of the world, adapts to a new learning environment. Our Response When the academic year came to a halt on March 18, 2020…

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Parents & Teachers: 6 Ways to Inspire the Teen Brain

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published in Psychology Today. The teen brain is in a vulnerable state. It is primed to fall into addiction, delve deeply into depression and seek out risky situations. However, the teen years are also a prime time…

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Learning to Be Human

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published in The Atlantic In an era fixated with science, technology, and data, the humanities are in decline. They’re more vital than ever. Earlier this month, the Washington Post journalist Jeff Guo wrote a detailed…

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Curiosity: The Metaskill to Thrive in the 21st Century

During this time, REACH is pleased to provide information to help make our current situation a little easier. Below is an article originally published on Psychology Today. The ability to learn faster than others is a competitive advantage. To thrive in an uncertain and complex world doesn’t depend on the skills your team has, but…

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