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Lee Chaix McDonough

Lee Chaix McDonough is a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Caravel Coaching & Consulting. She is also a two-time marathon finisher who has a love/hate relationship with running, and spends much of her time chauffeuring her two sons to school and sports while trying to schedule a date night with her husband of 15 years. Lee holds master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lives in New Bern, North Carolina.

How to Parent During Political Turmoil

By January 31, 2017 No Comments
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The last week has brought significant change for America, with no slowing down over the weekend. The fast pace of this change has left many parents feeling at a loss for how to explain it to their children, and how to function in their daily lives. We spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough, a Licensed Clinical […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


How to Prevent Bullying: Create Stronger Allies

By November 30, 2016 No Comments
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As the mother of ten and seven year old boys, I’ve learned to live with a lot of noise. Sometimes it’s the sound of a loud toy, or the latest Pokémon episode streaming on Netflix, or footsteps careening down hallways and stairs.   More often than not it’s from brotherly squabbles over who gets to play […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens


Six Ways to Help Kids of Parents with High-Risk Professions

By October 3, 2016 No Comments
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If you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, many of them answer enthusiastically with a “hero profession.” They want to be firefighters, police officers, fighter pilots, and soldiers. They want to make their world a safer, stronger place by going where the action (and sometimes the danger) is. If […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health


How to Talk to Your Son About Brock Turner, Consent and Sexual Assault

By June 9, 2016 1 Comment
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“Mom, have you heard about the Stanford swimmer?” My breath catches as I look at my nine-year-old son sitting in front of me. The room fades away; I’m at a crossroads. Behind me is safe territory, of stuffed animals and lullabies and schoolyard games. Before me, an adolescent abyss, shrouded in fog and uncertainty. I […]

Categories: Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, School-Aged Children