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Jul 28, 2020

This week we begin a new series called "Pandemic Parenting". Living during a global pandemic has definitely presented parents with new challenges. The one on the forefront of most parents' minds right now is the looming 2020-2021 school year. No matter what you choose for your children and their schooling this year, or if you've not been given a choice; we've all been thrown for a loop. No matter where you live, this new school year will look very different from years past. How do we as parent prepare ourselves and our kids for all the changes to come? What are the right decisions to make for our kids? How do we finish summer strong while we have so much anxiety for the fall? 

To help us answer all these questions and more, we've invited Michelle Nietert to join us. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Michelle has been providing therapeutic interventions to children and their families in counseling offices for over 20 years. As a previous educator, public school crisis counselor, and youth and children’s minister, she interacts regularly with parents and students at public school assemblies, PTA meetings, local churches, and is the mental health consultant for a local private Christian school. Michelle also provides trainings for school counselors, teachers and homeschool parents. A recognized expert in Solution Focused Therapy, she is the clinical director and owner of a large counseling center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Michelle’s writing can be found on the MOPS blog, in Lifeway’s Parenting Magazine and she is the Mental Health columnist for Just Between Us Magazine. She also joins her audiences in the parenting trenches as a happily married mom of two school-aged children. To discover her Counselor Thoughts blog and podcast providing Solutions for Life, please visit She is also the co-author of the book Loved and Cherished, a devotional bool for girls ages 8-12, which releases on 9/8. Michelle also co-hosts the Raising Brave Beauties podcast with Lynn Cowell, co-author of Loved and Cherished.