Monthly Archives: June 2019

21 Jun

Beech Acres Parenting Center Recognized By Anderson Township For 170 Years of Service

On June 21, 2019, during a meeting of the Anderson Township Board of Trustees, Beech Acres Parenting Center was formally recognized for 170 years of service to parents, families, and children in the greater Cincinnati area. The board issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, June 25, 2019, as Beech Acres Parenting Center Day in Anderson Township which was graciously accepted by President & CEO Jim Mason.  ...

14 Jun

This Summer Build Your Child’s Strengths With These Fun Activities!

Summer vacation is here! Are your kids already bored? We’ve got you covered with some easy, fun summer activities that you can do each week. The best part is these activities allow you to recognize and build on your child’s strengths. If you haven’t already taken the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, you can get started here. Then you can download and print activity sheets for June, July, and August and work on recognizing your child’s strengths...

13 Jun

Beech Acres Parenting Center Restores Historical Ledger

Last year we worked with Ohio Book Store to restore and rebind an important piece of our history. This ledger contains the names of over 3000 children who lived at Beech Acres when we were first an orphanage and later a residential facility. Of course, these days Beech Acres Parenting Center is focused on serving parents, families, and children where they are, such as in schools and pediatric offices, but it is fun to acknowledge...

10 Jun

Honoring Board Members Peter A. Alpaugh and David T. Wallace, Esq.

This year Peter Alpaugh and Dave Wallace, two passionate, dedicated parents will be stepping down from the Beech Acres Parenting Center Board of Directors. Combined, Peter and Dave have served Beech Acres for nearly 20 years! Each of them possesses a real passion for service and for parenting which led them to serve on the board. Their individual strengths, wisdom, and leadership provided tremendous insight and value over their years of service. Peter A. Alpaugh Peter Alpaugh has been involved with Beech...

10 Jun

One Mom’s Parent Connext™ Story

Kayla’s son Jordan* was exhibiting extremely disruptive behavior at school. His behavior had become so severe that Kayla was forced to remove him from kindergarten. Jordan was only 5-years-old at the time and his mother was desperate for improvement in his behavior and peace in their lives. “Kayla initially came in due to the disruptive and sometimes physically aggressive behavior the child had at school and was now having at home,” Shawn, Kayla’s Parent Connext™ Parenting Specialist said. Kayla was...

10 Jun

A Mindful Teacher and a Strong Mom, A Unique Perspective on The Character Effect™

“The Character Effect™ has impacted me on two different levels.” Teacher and mom Tiffany Gruen is in a unique position to understand The Character Effect™, the social and emotional curriculum based on mindfulness and character strengths. The program has been implemented at the school she teaches and in the school her son attends. “I noticed my son using mindful breathing techniques that neither my husband nor I had taught him,” Tiffany said. “To see this application of self-regulation away from school...

10 Jun

Sayler Park Food Pantry

Stacey* is a busy mom with three busy children. Every Wednesday she and her children catch a Metro to the nearest grocery store five miles away. They shop and then wait for the bus to head back home. They then carry their six bags of groceries about half a mile to their house. This is the reality for many families in the quaint, tight-knit neighborhood of Sayler Park. Cincinnati’s western- most neighborhood, Sayler Park is a virtual food desert. The one-mile...

10 Jun

“I Matter” A Tribute to Sharon James

Earlier this year the Beech Acres Parenting Center family was shaken by the sudden passing of Sharon James, a beloved and cherished member of our community since October 2001. Sharon James was a loving mother, sister and aunt, a skilled and caring parent coach, respected co-worker, and a much- loved friend. Sharon dedicated her life to helping parents raise children. Whether it was through her work with divorced parents, which was her true passion, new parents, blended families, families in...

03 Jun

#ParentingWin

Parenting is tough! Sometimes it can be difficult to know if what you’re doing is the right thing. That is why it is so important to celebrate every #ParentingWin. What’s a #ParentingWin? You know, those little moments when you feel like you’ve done something right as a parent. Those small victories that have you saying to yourself, “Self, you’ve earned that Venti Iced Carmel Macchiato!” Those winning moments that earn the #ParentingWin hashtag on your social media feed.  Wins...