By TMoM Team Member Lauren Warren

In today’s Friday Finds, find ways to support your children and to encourage play with….

  • Information About Kids and Mental Health
  • Inspiring Play and Learning with Crayons and Chalk
  • Ways to Keep Cool in the Triad


Uncovering the Truth About Kids and Mental Health

If your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, they are not alone. In fact, according to a 2021 advisory from the Surgeon General, about one-third of high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.

In order to shed some light on pediatric mental health, pediatric and behavioral health experts at Atrium Health share separate facts from fiction about kids and mental health. Their biggest takeaway? There is hope.

With evidence-based treatments, Atrium Health can help children manage or even overcome mental illness.
Amid major life changes, loss associated with COVID-19, and other pressures of growing up, the challenges of today’s generation are different than those we experienced at their age. As you navigate these unprecedented
times with your child, your Atrium Health team is here to help.

5 Myths about Kids and Mental Health


Inspiring Play, Creativity, and Literacy

Crayon Fanatics is your primary source for Spell it Out! ™️ and exciting themed crayons and chalk. These themes include ice cream, cars, construction vehicles, rainbows, unicorns, and more! Crayon Fanatics’ goal is to inspire play, creativity, and literacy by offering families ways to engage their children.

Crayon Fanatics products are meaningful, memorable, practical, and safe. They encourage supervision by adults, and their products are safest for children three years old and older.  Crayon Fanatics is the perfect back-to-school gift for a special student or teacher in your life!

Check them out here:
IG: @crayonfanatics


Triad Splash Pads, Water Parks and Spraygrounds

Looking to beat the heat during this hot, hot July month?  Then look no further! We’ve checked, and we’ve confirmed that many Triad area splash pads and water slides are open and ready for play! Check out all these great spots with your children and let them go wild, get wet, and stay cool.

If you are looking for more summer fun with your family, check out our directory HERE.



Today’s blog is sponsored by Atrium Health and Crayon Fanatics.

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