Monthly Archives: November 2019

25 Nov

Giving Tuesday is Next Week! Support Grandmas like Miss Valerie With A Gift To Beech Acres Parenting Center!

Miss Valerie is just one of nearly 100,000 grandparents providing care for a loved one’s child. Many of the grandparents find themselves in these unexpected circumstances due to unfortunate circumstances such as domestic violence, the opioid epidemic, or the death of a parent. They all just want to do the best they can to care for their grandchildren. Miss Valerie is co-parenting her six great-grandchildren with her granddaughter. The children range in age from a teenager all the way to...

22 Nov

What’s Strong With You?

It’s time to start asking our kids “what’s strong with you, not what’s wrong with you?” Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report* highlighting Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the lifelong health implications related to them. The report is a wake-up call to everyone about this critical public health issue. What are ACEs anyway? Adverse Childhood Experiences, more commonly referred to as ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood and have a negative impact on...

22 Nov

What Is Your Family Grateful For? Show Your Gratitude With This Fun Thanksgiving Activity!

What is your family grateful for? Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all of the things you are grateful for as a family. This holiday be intentional about this by setting aside some time to use your strength of creativity to show your gratitude. Download our Turkey Time activity and have a fun decoration to show your gratitude this week! Download Turkey Time here. ...

22 Nov

Congratulations to the Lammers Family for Their 7th Adoption!

“Love doesn’t come in a neatly wrapped package. Love is messy…and that’s ok. They needed love and we had love to give.” -Beth Lammers Congratulations to the Lammers family who recently adopted their 7th child! It was a special moment and an important reminder that everything doesn’t always have to be perfect, and with parenting, it probably won’t ever be. But if you have an open mind, an open heart, and an open door, everything might just be ok. Check out the Lammers’s inspirational...

21 Nov

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund: Supporting Grandparents and Other Caregivers In the Community

Thank You To The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund For Supporting Grandparents and Other Caregivers In the Community Last fall, thanks to a significant grant from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, Beech Acres Parenting Center expanded our work in helping grandparents and other relatives who find themselves in the unexpected position of raising their grandchildren and other kin. This work is critical, as nearly 9% of all children in the state of Ohio are being raised by a kinship caregiver*. Now serving...

20 Nov

Why Not Us? A Foster Care Family Shares Their Story…

Why Not Us? Our Foster Care Journey By Guest Bloggers David and Kelly Ritter Four years ago, we officially began our journey into foster care by signing up for certification classes through Beech Acres Parenting Center. A short six months after starting classes, we had our first placement. At that time, some would say that we were naïve, others idealistic, but we had a genuine desire to help children through it. We became foster parents because we believed that children and...

19 Nov

Is My Teens Defiance Normal? Or Is Something Else Happening?

Raising teenagers can be a particularly stressful time for parents. Along with the physical changes, social complications, and everyday struggles today’s kids deal with, teenagers often bring with them a rebellious, defiant nature that can be difficult to manage. While oppositional behaviors can be difficult for parents to deal with no matter the age of their child, it can seem amplified when they are older. It is important to note that oppositional behavior is normal for nearly all teens…even if...

19 Nov

Help Kids Like Scott Receive Critical Interventions and Services Right in Their School With a Gift To Beech Acres Parenting Center

Scott was sent to the principal’s office. Again. He seemed so angry all the time. His behavior was affecting his school work and his relationship with his family. Mom and dad were frustrated and unsure about how to approach the situation. A Family Peer Support Specialist at Scott’s school connected the family with Beech Acres Parenting Center. The family was excited to have access to services for their son right in his school. They quickly learned Scott’s strengths (humor and kindness...

12 Nov

Support Beech Acres Parenting Center This Giving Tuesday

Support Beech Acres Parenting Center This Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Inpire and Equip today’s parents, families, and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children. The mission of Beech Acres Parenting Center hasn’t changed much in over 170 years. What has changed is the way we approach our mission. In today’s rapidly changing world, parents are looking for ways to be more present with their children, to understand and to build on their child’s strengths, and to improve their child’s mental...