Unpacking Overwhelm: 4 Tips That Can Help Kids Process the News

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say
Helping Kids to Process the News / Manage Emotions:

    • There has been a lot of overwhelming news lately—whether it be the war in Ukraine, social justice issues, examples of cruelty or dehumanization, increased crime, etc.

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As Seen on TV: Humor, Violence, Mental Illness. We Are Not Okay

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

What Dr. Hope can say in an interview on
Our Culture Represented in the TV Arena:

No, the kids are not okay—and neither are the adults.
America Needs a Priority Reset.
  • We’re still a culture debating the heroism or cowardice of interpersonal violence as seen in recent celebrity news. Why is this part of the public debate?
  • Are we really still making jokes about illness, mental illness, and violence in 2022? Will Smith and Kanye West are two of the latest examples. SNL made fun of it throughout the show. Is it funny or toxic? 

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3 Self-Care Tips When It Comes to the Daily News

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Healthier Ways to Stay Informed:

Self-care is more important than ever, especially with all the distractions that divert our attention from behaviors and practices that support our wellbeing. One potential distractor is the news. While it is important to stay informed of current events, watching the news excessively can result in feelings of helplessness, loss of control, and anxiety. If the news is impacting your mental health, it’s okay to turn it off. 

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Emotions During Unsettling Times

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say about Kids & Emotions:

  • Talk through emotions. It is crucial that we talk through emotions with our children. Depending on what kids know and are feeling about the pandemic, Ukraine, other current events, personal events at home, etc., these days more kids could be experiencing big feelings like anxiety, stress, depression, feelings of isolation, and they are often not well equipped to process those emotions!

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6 Healthy Habits to Calm the Mind and Ease Anxiety

Available for Interviews: Dr. David J. Calabro

Dr. Calabro, , DC, CCN, FICPA, CEG, practices Functional Medicine at the Calabro Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Dr. Calabro specializes in functional medicine, clinical nutrition, essential oils, and BrainTap therapy.

What Dr. Calabro can say in an interview on
Managing COVID-19 Anxiety:

  • Much of the world is in a state of panic and stress. People are confused, sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the worst to come from the news, constant discussion and reporting starting to get into people’s psyche.
  • We are inundated with flashy alert graphics moving across the TV screen with a “crisis” tone.  We hear music and sounds that perpetuate doom and makes us feel a sense of negative urgency.
All of this can trigger, and/or develop, anxiety.