Rich Richmond

This author Rich Richmond has created 79 entries.

21 Sep

Tips To Get Your Family Back Into A School Routine

Back to School, Back to Routine Now that school is back in session and the summer is winding down, are you having trouble getting your family back into a routine? The transition from a lazy summer of riding bikes, lounging by the pool, playing video games, and hanging out with friends to a busy school schedule full of homework, practices, and early mornings can be a tough one. Here are some tips to help get your family back on track. Use Mindfulness...

19 Sep

Developing the Strength of Social Intelligence

By Guest Blogger Jaimi Cabrera, Director of New Business Development at Beech Acres Parenting Center While preparing for Back to School with my daughter for the first time, as she begins Kindergarten in a few days, I have Beech Acres Parenting Center unique approach to parenting on my mind, Natural Strength Parenting™ and the specific tools of Intentional, Strength-Based and Mindful that may be helpful. Specifically, I am thinking Strength-Based and the Character Strength of Social Intelligence(Friendship) and how important that this...

17 Sep

Family Bill of Rights

Today is Constitution Day, a celebration of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America. On this day in 1787, all of the delegates of the constitutional congress met for the final time to sign the Constitution. While the Bill of Rights would not come for a few years after you can have fun with your family by downloading and completing a Family Bill of Rights. What is most important to your family? How do the members...

13 Sep

The Spirit of Construction Foundation’s Outreach Program At Sayler Park School

“I loved this project!” – Cameron, 7th Grader at Sayler Park Strategic partnerships are critical to building stronger communities. These collaborations enable Beech Acres Parenting Center to reach even more individuals with our mission. Recently, Beech Acres partnered with The Spirit of Construction Foundation, Allied Construction Industries, and Pipe Fitters Local 392 to bring a special construction related project to students and families at Sayler Park School. “Applied Mathematics in Construction” is part of The Spirit of Construction Foundation’s Outreach program. Thanks...

12 Sep

Making Friends Can Be Difficult At Any Age. Help Your Child Strengthen Their Social Skills

Developing strong social skills is critical to your child’s success in school. It can also be very challenging during the first few weeks of a new school year. New classrooms, different teachers, and new friends can ramp up the anxiety this fall. There are many different ways that you might notice your child is struggling with their social skills. Recognize your child is struggling. During the first few weeks of school, things can be very hectic at home. Take time to...

10 Sep

World Suicide Prevention Day

If you are currently in crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is among one of the leading causes of death in the United States. And it is on the rise. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death resulting in around 40,000 deaths per year. Suicide is the 3rd learning cause of death among people ages 10-14 and second among those 15-34 years old. Fortunately,...

05 Sep

From The Pool To Back To School, Get Your Family Back To A Routine

Back to School, Back to Routine After spending the entire summer lounging by the pool you’re dreading getting back in that carpool lane. Here are some ideas to make the back to school transition a little less bumpy. Use Mindfulness To Calm Those Back to School Jitters Your kids probably realized that school is about to being when that trip to get some ice cream turned into an all-day shopping trip for new school shoes. Back to school shopping can trigger anxiety in...

23 Aug

Lunchables, Library and Learning

Back to school can be a stressful time for the entire family. Lazy summer days are abruptly replaced by hectic mornings packed with new classes, practices, homework and a variety of other stressors. Being unprepared for this time of the year can impact your child’s mental health and their performance in school. Arm yourself with these tips to help your kids, and you, ease into the new semester. Enjoy the last days of summer. Summer is a time for kids to...

17 Aug

Back to School!

Can you believe it is already time for Back To School?! All month long we’ll be sharing tips, information, and links to help you prepare your family to head back to school, get back into a routine, and deal with social issues that come with a new school year. Of course, our tips are based in Natural Strength Parenting™, our unique strengths-based approach to parenting. Once you get your back to school shopping finished and get your calendars updated, be sure bookmark...

17 Aug

Mentally Prepare Yourself and Your Family To Head Back To School With Natural Strength Parenting™

Believe it or not, it’s already time to start preparing your family to head back to school. Back to school season can be incredibly stressful for kids and parents alike. Stress and anxiety begin to mount as fun summer days fade away and new class schedules, homework, practices, and games start to fill your calendar. An abrupt change in routine can be challenging. Fortunately, you still have some time to utilize Natural Strength Parenting™ to mentally prepare your family...