Continuing on the theme of HOPE this month – Between COVID, quiet holiday celebrations, school closings, disruptive race relations at a new peak in the USA, and parents at home seeking new exciting ways to accommodate wiggly kids, not to forget our confused pets…welcome 2021.
The parent of two adults who are “bored” and “tired of being home”, I am also the daughter of a 90-year-old mother who I have not seen or touched since spring.
Yes, I feel your pain and, like most families, missed the traditions of large gatherings, holidays with family and friends, and bountiful celebrations from years past.
An optimist, I am positive about the future and hopeful.
Since the announcement and dispersement of the COVID vaccination (some 2nd to date), I am feeling a bit more energized. Too, I see light at the end of the tunnel.
Recognizing things will not change overnight, I invite you to hang in there a little longer.
Do what you can daily (no pressure to get it all done) and find one thing to be grateful for.
We will get through this together. Maintain HOPE. Accept 2021 with an open heart as it is already here.
Remind yourself, life is already better.
Let the countdown begin.
Happy New Year!
Dorri C. Scott, MSW, Exec. MBA, Director of Education
“Dr. Amy knows how to relate to children and make them feel comfortable. My son was shy in the beginning but Amy asked him a couple of questions about what he likes and immediately found a connection with him. He happily followed her into the office (just after a 3 min of conversation) and performed the test. He wasn’t nervous or scared and it’s because of her ability to relate to kids.
We had a great experience and he wants to go back! Thank you very much!”— Dad of 5-year-old assessment client
“Dr. Amy is like Oprah – she’s the neighbor you love who is very, very smart”— Parent of 14-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter
“Oh my gosh, my daughter just thinks Grace is amazing and I am so glad that she has someone to talk to that isn’t me! She is so happy after her sessions! Thank you.”— Mom of 15 year old client
“Supporting the mental health of the kids and teens in our community is one of the most challenging and also one of the most important jobs anyone could have. And I see your team doing it with both skill and enthusiasm.Our family could not be more fortunate to have found your practice 3 years ago.
Our kids are growing up but we still keep your number on our phone and we know we can reach out to your team if we need it. We tell everyone who asks about the WISE people at The Wise Family.
Thank you for doing what you do for so many people.”—from the parent of two former clients (siblings)— Parent of two former clients (siblings)