You may not be familiar with the term “doomscrolling,” but you’ve probably done it. You scroll through your social media feed, read about all the bad things happening and lose anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. And now you feel worse about the state of the world. Here's how to avoid it.
Though this autumn might look different, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the season. Here are a few ways to celebrate safely with family and friends.
While many of these get-togethers are on pause, you can still gather with your “quaranteam” or “pandemic pod” for a fun watch party to celebrate The Fraser Annual Benefit, presented by U.S. Bank. Here are 6 tips for hosting the best Alice’s “Through the Looking Glass” themed watch party.
Doyle shares some things to watch for in a bilingual child, and what you can do if you believe your child has a speech delay.
Whether you decide to watch the virtual Fraser Annual Benefit with your cat or your family, we encourage you to let your imagination fly and dress like you’re escaping to Alice’s fantasy world. Here are 6 ideas to help you create that perfect “Through the Looking Glass” look.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people find themselves struggling with a range of emotions. Making art can be a good way to process your feelings and improve your mood.
Losing someone you love is never easy, and the grief can feel like too much to bear. Here are some ideas to help you cope.
Back to school looks much different this year. Here are seven ways parents can help their children manage anxiety about returning to school.
Masks make it difficult to gauge whether the person you’re talking to is smiling or frowning. So reading nonverbal cues becomes trickier. Here are three ways to decipher what people really mean when they’re wearing a mask.
The CDC recommends people wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and Minnesota has issued a mask mandate. But some people find masks difficult to wear. Here are some tips that may help.
You’ve probably heard of sensory processing, but may not be sure what it means. The way people respond to the senses varies greatly, and when misinterpreted by the brain, it can lead to sensory processing difficulties or dysfunction.
Getting help for your mental health is often stigmatized. But talking to a therapist can be extremely beneficial. Don't let misconceptions stop you from getting help you need.
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, and the two are tightly linked.
Louise Whitbeck Fraser faced extreme personal adversity in her life, but still managed to start a school for children with special needs in her home. Read more about the Fraser founder's extraordinary life.
Even with safety precautions, the idea of attending an event currently may make some feel anxious. But there are things you can do to help prepare yourself mentally for an outdoor event.
For people with autism, sensory needs or other disabilities, even a short car trip can be hard. Here are some strategies to help make your next car ride a positive experience for your loved one.
As the pandemic continues, many of you may wish there was more you could do to help your neighbors and community. While most nonprofits have suspended in-person volunteering, there are still plenty of ways you can support your community while you stay home.
Adoption presents unique challenges. While each family is different, here are four common issues adoptive families face.
Postpartum depression is more common than many people realize, and it is a serious mental health issue.
Therapies that require movement, like occupational therapy, are challenging in small living spaces. Here are some occupational therapy activities that work for families in smaller living spaces.
Our therapists shared some of their favorite books for children, teens, parents or anyone who wants to better understand the unique challenges faced by people with special needs.
Not being able to see the people you love is hard. Here are a few new ways to connect and have a little fun with your family and friends.
If your child struggles with bedtime, here a few ideas to help with the transition and to ensure he or she sleeps better.
It can be hard to know if what you’re facing is sadness, depression or it’s time to reach out for help.
Fraser Occupational Therapist Gina Gibson answers some questions about what occurs during a typical Pediatric Therapy telehealth session.
Here are some tips from Fraser mental health professionals, so parents can manage their time, while helping children with both special and typical needs do their schoolwork.
Here are some easy resistance activities to help prevent meltdowns and calm and soothe children (and adults) of all abilities.
Many people are familiar with the term “autism spectrum disorder.” But many may not understand why autism is considered a spectrum.
The coronavirus pandemic has placed us in uncertain times. People are getting sick and facing job and financial losses. While many of us are worried about our physical health, taking care of our mental health is important too.