It is common that students and even families experience times where they need to seek expert help in dealing with a situation, event, diagnosis, or just complications in life. PCA’s guidance counselors have compiled these resources to assist you in learning more about a situation you’re experiencing individually or within your family.

General Parenting Resources

What is Helicopter Parenting
Discipline is Worth the Effort

Schools and Grade Transitions

Kids’ Biggest Middle School Fears
TheK5: Terrific Videos for Busy Parents with Kids in Grades K-5

Testing Anxiety and Strategies 

How to Develop a Resilient Mindset
Test Taking Anxiety

Anxiety / Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Living with Anxiety
When Your Child Has an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety and OCD Treatment
Shyness in Children
Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety Over Distressing News

Crisis and Pandemic Resources

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
10 Tips to Help Children Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Kids Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Death, Dying and Tragedies 

How to Talk to Kids About Death, Step by Step
Talking to Children About Tragedies, Other News Events

Sensory Perception Disorder

SPD Resource Center
What is Sensory Processing Disorder
Signs and Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

Dyslexia

Test for Dyslexia – 37 Common Traits
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Childhood Depression

Depression Overview

Bullying and Drama

Bullying: What You Should Know, What You Should Know 
Friendship Bullying: How to Identify It
The Signs of Social Aggressions, A Form of Bullying
Girl Bullies: How to Deal with Mean Girls
The Development of Relational Aggression: The Role of Media Exposure