Contact Us Now... 919-677-1400 info@lucydanielscenter.org

Lucy Daniels Center Blog

Preparing Your Child for a First Sleepover

Preparing Your Child for a First Sleepover

Many parents wonder when their child is ready for their first sleepover. Some children begin to ask for a sleepover with a good friend at a young age, while others prefer to stay in the comforts of their own home at night until they are older and more confident on their own.

read more
Making the Most of Camp Experiences

Making the Most of Camp Experiences

School is a place where many of childhood’s challenges are concentrated in one place for a substantial period of time each day. Let’s consider what experiences a child may encounter on a typical school day: saying goodbye to parents and leaving the comforts of home for several hours, navigating the complexities of friendships and peer relationships without direct support and guidance from parents, handling the challenges and frustrations of learning and academic tasks, and managing a range of feelings as all of this takes place. To add to the challenge of school, these experiences take place within a schedule that is dictated by others and in an environment that has limits, boundaries, rules, and expectations.

read more
Helping Children with School Challenges

Helping Children with School Challenges

School is a place where many of childhood’s challenges are concentrated in one place for a substantial period of time each day. Let’s consider what experiences a child may encounter on a typical school day: saying goodbye to parents and leaving the comforts of home for several hours, navigating the complexities of friendships and peer relationships without direct support and guidance from parents, handling the challenges and frustrations of learning and academic tasks, and managing a range of feelings as all of this takes place. To add to the challenge of school, these experiences take place within a schedule that is dictated by others and in an environment that has limits, boundaries, rules, and expectations.

read more

What are the Benefits of a Therapeutic School?

What are the Benefits of a Therapeutic School? Lucy Daniels School is vital for a student like David.*David’s parents were constantly getting calls from his preschool about his behavior. They had to pick him up early almost daily. They were confused because he didn’t seem to have any difficulty at home.

read more
Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning – Part 4

Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning – Part 4

Children are developing in an emotionally healthy way when they are generally reasonably content and also are able to successfully participate in day-to-day routines and activities in age-appropriate ways. Children should be able to engage in these age-appropriate activities without parents and teachers regularly making special accommodations or exceptions. 

read more
Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning – Part 3

Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning – Part 3

One question we’ve gotten a lot lately from parents as they think about their children returning to school is How do I explain that it is safe now when we’ve been home the past year to stay safe?

One of our clinicians shares one way to explain this to children:

“We have learned a lot about the virus since people first started getting sick. We know how the virus is spread and what we can do to protect ourselves by wearing masks and social distancing. We know that fewer people are getting sick now. The adults (governor, teachers, school administrators, and parents) are always watching to make sure we are safe and that school is safe to open. Just like when it snows, schools know when it’s a better idea to stay closed or when it is safe to go to school.”

read more
Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning – Part 2

Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning – Part 2

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing some thoughts about children transitioning back to in-person learning. For many children, it has been almost a year since they were in classroom, and for all children, it has been that same amount of time since school felt “normal.” We asked our teachers and clinicians what they think parents and caregivers should keep in mind as they support children in this transition.

read more
Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning

Transitioning Back To In-Person Learning

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing some thoughts about children transitioning back to in-person learning. For many children, it has been almost a year since they were in classroom, and for all children, it has been that same amount of time since school felt “normal.” We asked our teachers and clinicians what they think parents and caregivers should keep in mind as they support children in this transition.

read more
Secure Attachment Through Adoption

Secure Attachment Through Adoption

Adoption is one way to bring a child into a family. And just like the other ways, it can be joyful, challenging, complicated, or relatively smooth. Of course, there is nothing pathological about adoption, but it can bring with it some complexities that can impact a child in different phases of development.

read more
Moving Beyond “Good Job!”

Moving Beyond “Good Job!”

Children are developing in an emotionally healthy way when they are generally reasonably content and also are able to successfully participate in and also cope with day-to-day routines and activities in age-appropriate ways.

read more
Translate »