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November 22, 2019

posted Nov 25, 2019, 5:42 AM by Christine Roman
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lynn Lyons is a Licensed and Independent Clinical Social Worker out of Concord, NH. I have seen her speak on a few occasions, and read some of her books, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children and Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids and follow her blog. Here is her most recent blog:




Mr. Rogers was a part of my childhood, and when I watched the documentary, Won’t You Be Neighbor, I felt so many different things that I teared up throughout. I admit I ugly cried for the last five minutes. I plan to see the new movie as soon as I can (it opened tonight!). It’s telling that the trailer makes me cry. I know I’m not the only one. 

Not surprisingly as we head into 2020, we can’t seem to get enough of Fred. His simple and prescient message of connection rang true when I was tiny, truer as a parent to my little boys, and even more so now as I travel the country talking to parents, educators, and mental health professionals about the well-being of our children and families. 

So, I’ve decided to do my part…to facilitate some connection in honor of Mr. Rogers.


I’ll be in MY neighborhood of Concord, NH giving a talk, Can Mr. Rogers Save Us All? The talk is free, but I’ll be asking for donations that will go directly to the Junior Service League of Concord, a volunteer organization whose mission is to support local women and children in crisis. 

When I moved to Concord 20 years ago, I knew no one. I joined the JSL, a group that for 88 years has stepped in to help families in crisis that need their neighborhood the most. Won’t you join me, neighbors, on Monday, December 16th at 7:00 at the newly renovated Bank of NH Stage in downtown Concord? Grab your free ticket at Eventbrite. Children 12 and older are welcome, too.

I have reserved my ticket for the event and look forward to attending. I hope others will take the drive down to hear her speak and take home strategies to build joy and connections within their families. 

Have a great November weekend!
-Ann
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