Celebrating our 25th Year

Counselor’s Corner

  • Our Brains Need Zzzz’s

    Our Brains Need Zzzz’s

    Our bodies and brains require sufficient sleep.  Sleep is restorative. Many important processes happen, including: Muscle repair Protein synthesis  Tissue growth Hormone release How much sleep is enough? According the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) kids who are 6 – 12 years old require 9 to 12 hours, and teens who are 13 – 18…

  • Gifts and Presence

    Gifts and Presence

    The holidays are here and for many of us, it’s a time marked by gift-giving. The act of giving and receiving presents can bring joy to both the receiver and the giver. It exists in virtually every culture with a common purpose of forming and strengthening the bonds within human relationships.  In addition to tangible…

  • What are the Impacts of Screen Time on Child and Teen Brains?

    What are the Impacts of Screen Time on Child and Teen Brains?

    It’s true that we live in a digital world. We find ourselves connecting virtually for work, school, social interactions,logistics, and more. We rely on our devices and it’s become a big part of how we function as a society.  As parents, teachers, and caregivers, we may struggle with our kids and their screen time. What…

  • Meet the School Counselors

    Meet the School Counselors

    And just like that, we’re back… there is a positive energy in our school right now and it is great to get back into the flow of a new school year. For those of you who haven’t met us, we are Dr. McKibbin and Mr.Leonette, the school counselors at Bridges. And a little bit about…