Monthly Archives: May 2019

20 May

A Foster Care Mom Shares Her Story

A Typical Morning This morning began like many of my mornings. With one of my kids lying on the floor. “What’s up sweetie?” “I don’t want to brush my teeth!” “Why not?” “Grown-ups don’t have to brush theirs! I’m never brushing them again!” I can’t argue with that logic, at least not this morning. I’ve got 4 kids to get ready for the day and a 9:00 meeting to get to. This morning and every morning are probably just like any other parent’s mornings. Fun, loud,...

20 May

How To Let Your Kids Know You Love Them Every Day…And Make Sure They See It 📱

Sometimes your children just need to hear that you love them. Between school, sports, clubs, and other responsibilities you may miss these opportunities to let them know how you feel. Send them a quick text. They already have their phone📱in their hand anyway! It may just brighten their day. 🌞 Share messages of love openly and often. It may be corny, but anything parents can do to practice communicating and reaching out frequently is good. Here are some ideas to let your kids know...

16 May

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Every day millions of people live with a mental illness. This includes one in five adolescents, 13-18 years-old. A new, national Children’s Mental Health Awareness Study we conducted this year offers insights into the evolving perceptions and practices of parents regarding the mental health of their children. The study shows that acceptance of mental health as a key factor of overall health is becoming increasingly mainstream among parents. During the month of May, we have the...

10 May

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! There are many important women in a child’s life. But none are more important than “mom.” Mom may be a birth mother, an aunt, a sister, a special mentor or teacher, foster care parents, grandma, or another kinship caregiver. A “mom” is any woman who provides a child with love, protection, and guidance. This Mother’s Day, we celebrate all moms! Happy Mother’s Day!  Make a gift today in honor of a special mom in your...

08 May

Celebrate Moms This Mother’s Day With A Gift To Beech Acres Parenting Center

Celebrate this Mother’s Day by honoring the special “mom” in your life! There are many important women in a child’s life. But none are more important than “mom.” Birth mothers, aunts, sisters, a special mentor or teacher, foster care parents, grandmothers, and other kinship caregivers. A “mom” can be any woman who provides a child with love, protection, and guidance. This Mother’s Day, honor your mom or another special “mom” in your life while also providing essential support to mothers in your...