Blogs and REsources

How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 and School – Back To School Bootcamp

As we prepare for school to begin, those of us that are sending our kiddos slowly back out into the world may find ourselves explaining what has changed (again) in the last few months. Dr. Chad Brandt, a therapist who specializes in anxiety in children and teens, offers us a few guideposts for talking about the coronavirus with children.

Validation Conversation – Back To School Boot Camp

Validation means to acknowledge and sometimes normalize someone’s feelings or reactions to a specific scenario. Validation continues the conversation, creates trust, and helps children communicate their truest feelings with the adults around them. 

Sharing our disappointment with our kids about our tough back to school decisions

We should not shelter our children from our disappointment. While it is natural to have this desire, it is not a good idea to want to keep them from knowing that we, as adults, sometimes have “bad” (i.e. not the most fun) feelings.

Be My Own Valentine Challenge! #iwasmadeamasterpiece

In February we launched a reboot of our #Iwasmadeamasterpiece social media campaign from this summer with a fun valentines themed twist.

Happy Birthday A Children’s House For The Soul!

As part of our birthday surprise, A Children’s House for the Soul announced the launch of our public capital campaign to buy 1972 W. Dallas and renovate the space into the first ever community building dedicated to the social, emotional and spiritual support of children with chronic skin conditions/birthmarks and their families.

2020 Camp Reunion Recap

The 2020 Camp Dermadillo Reunion was a great success! We had more than 60 friends new and “old” come to Speedy’s Fast Track for a great day of go-kart racing, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games and more.

2019 Family Day Recap

Love the Skin You’re In Family Day 2019 is officially in the books! We had a great time and learned a lot and I am so grateful for the wonderful day!

Dear My Perfect, Rashy, Skin

As the month of November is upon us, I know we are all going to begin reflecting on what we are thankful for, and secretly looking towards the new year thinking of things we hope to come. I just wanted to write you a letter to thank you, Skin, for all the ways you’ve been there for me and shaped me as a person. I never really stopped to think about it before, but in a way, you have made all the difference.

Our Journey with Eczema

We are so thankful to Joyce and Leah for both sharing their story about Leah’s eczema.

How to explain Eczema by Age

While eczema can seem common, it takes on a lot of different forms. Also, many people don’t understand how much pain and discomfort can come from eczema. Here are a few ways to explain eczema to different ages.

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