Rich Richmond

This author Rich Richmond has created 204 entries.

28 May

Talking to Your Kids About Wearing A Mask in Public to Protect Others

Talking to Your Kids About Wearing A Mask in Public to Protect Others Wear A Mask To Protect Yourself and Others Among the most significant impacts the current coronavirus pandemic has had on our culture has been the shift to wearing face masks to protect ourselves and those around us. While wearing a mask is not uncommon in other parts of the world, specifically in regions that have previously battled respiratory outbreaks such as SARS or MERS, the concept is relatively new...

30 Apr

Serving Families Creatively in Today’s Reality

Serving Families Creatively in Today’s Reality James  R. Mason, President & CEO Beech Acres Parenting Center Beech Acres Parenting Center was created on a foundation of hope in response to a public health crisis over 170 years ago…a cholera epidemic which left hundreds of local children orphaned. Since then, we continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of children, parents, and families. The adaptive DNA of this organization is up for the challenge presented by today’s unprecedented pandemic. Despite...

21 Apr

To The Parents of the Class of 2020

To The Parents of the Class of 2020 Guest Blogger: Jill Huynh, VP, New Business Development and Parent Connext™ Beech Acres Parenting Center The final months of a high school senior year are supposed to be filled with spring sports, college acceptance celebrations, prom, graduation, party planning, making memories with friends, the final day of classes, and saying tearful farewells to favorite teachers. Over the past few months, almost all of these “supposed to be” items have been exchanged for virtual...

Family Grieving
21 Apr

A Family Guide to Dealing With Loss and Grief

A Family Guide to Dealing With Loss and Grief Guest Blogger: Christy Honschopp LISW-S There is no right or wrong way to grieve but there are healthy ways to deal with the grieving process- these tips and information may be able to help. What Is Grief? Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away-often the pain of loss is overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of different and unexpected emotions...

20 Apr

Create a Calming Canteen and Feel the Benefits of Mindfulness

Create a Calming Canteen and Feel the Benefits of Mindfulness Materials and Directions: With your family, take a clean Plastic Bottle and squeeze a small amount of Glue into the bottle (1-2 squeezes, about the size of a quarter). Now add about 1 tablespoon of Glitter to the bottle. If you would like to add a pop of color, add 2-3 drops of Food Coloring. Fill your canteen with water. Now you are ready to Super Glue or hot glue the top on the bottle to...

20 Apr

Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus

Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus Guest Blogger Kerry Brown, Parent Connext Parenting Specialist, Beech Acres Parenting Center Uncertain Times During these uncertain times, it might feel overwhelming to share information about COVID-19 with your children. As parents, we sometimes think we are protecting by not telling them about scary things; as if shielding them will protect them from the bad feelings or discomfort in this stressful time. In reality, our children pick up on far more than we give them...

20 Apr

Keep Your Cool; Approach Discipline From a Teaching Perspective

Keep Your Cool; Approach Discipline From a Teaching Perspective April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month.  We know that reducing risk factors is the key to prevention. Isolation and financial concerns are two major factors that are increasing anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders. Job loss, illness, grief, and uncertainty are exacerbating the stress we are all feeling. Many of us are not parenting at their best under this heightened pressure. According to a survey of over...