Laura Day with River Valley Behavioral Health says kids can experience a variety of nerves before their first day. She says getting back on a school year schedule can eliminate some of those butterflies.
Children and their families were the first to check out the Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground at Monday’s grand opening. But the Tri-State’s newest indoor and outdoor playground has a greater purpose - helping children with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD).
The first day of school is exciting, but can also be scary for some children. In a special Peace of Mind project, an expert with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation offered this advice for parents.
"She was the best mom, honestly. I can't even put it into words how good she was. It was like magic watching her go through all these problems and come out on the good side. She always stayed positive," said 19-year old Mikayla Strother. Her nickname was Smiley. "You would've never been able to tell anything was going on with her. She would just put a smile on. She'd do what she had to do for me and my sisters." Behind that sm...