Want To Help Your Child Cope With School Changes? Chat With #NJMOM LIVE On Facebook This Tuesday At 8PM


With all the changes our kids are facing in the new school year, it can be a lot for their young minds to handle—those first-day jitters are now compounded by new routines that may include wearing masks, social distancing, hybrid schedules, and Zoom issues. That’s why we’ll be sitting down with Amanda Smyth, a licensed clinical social worker at Therapeutic Sand and for an NJ public school district. She’ll be chatting with us about how you can mentally and emotionally prepare your kids for this very different school year, as well as how you can manage it without feeling stressed. We’re sure you’ll want to tune in to this very timely topic, so head over to our Facebook page on Tuesday at 8 PM and click on the videos tab on the left-hand side to watch. Send a quick hello in the comments, tell us how you’re doing, or ask us a question— we’d love to hear from you. And in the meantime, answer our quick one-question poll and your thoughts might be featured on NJMOM and News12 this week.

Amanda Smyth, licensed clinical social worker for children and families at Therapeutic Sand.

About Amanda

As a mama to two sweet boys, Amanda Smyth is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for the past 20 years. In addition to her private practice, she also works with NJ public schools giving her a broad foundation of knowledge and experience with children, adolescents, and their families. At her practice, Therapeutic Sand, she helps clients address anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, family stressors, parenting obstacles, educational and learning issues, as well as relationship and career difficulties.  Amanda will be sharing her insight, knowledge, and advice on navigating this new territory with your children and developing coping skills for a successful new school year, no matter the circumstances.

How to watch

So, go ahead and pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of tea, get comfy and meet us over on our Facebook page at 8 PM this Tuesday, September 1, by clicking the videos tab on the left-hand side of our page. While you wait for Tuesday, be sure to answer our quick poll (it’s just one question— you might be featured on NJMOM and News12 this week) and check out Amanda Smyth on Therapeutic Sand’s website, Facebook, and Instagram pages to learn more.


About Author

Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.