Rich Richmond

This author Rich Richmond has created 44 entries.

16 Feb

How To Speak To Your Children About What They See On The News

Bad, scary, or negative news can be traumatic for children of all ages. “Bad” news can be anything; natural disasters, local or global political strife, mass shootings, the fallout from the drug epidemic, or even a fire in your neighborhood. It is important for parents to be prepared to talk with their children about things they may see and hear on the news. Here are some tips to help you get started. First, take care of yourself. Process your own feelings...

15 Feb

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick! Support Our Kickstarter Campaign Today!

ArtWorks Cincinnati & Beech Acres Parenting Center are turning extraordinary kids into ordinary heroes! But we need your help! Youth apprentices from ArtWorks meet the kids, identify their strengths, and discover their real-world superpowers! they will design a cape together that represents those powers. What do you say, citizen? Will YOU help turn a super kid into a super hero? Become a sidekick by supporting our Kickstarter campaign today!   ...

14 Feb

Book Review: Wire Your Brain For Confidence The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt By Louisa Jewell; One Dad’s Perspective 

Guest blogger, Rich Richmond, Marketing Associate What Is Self-Doubt? Early in her book Wire Your Brain For Confidence The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt Louisa Jewell shares a personal story of self-doubt that started her on her journey to becoming an expert in “positive psychology”. The story relates an experience from college where her cheerleading team found a level of success in competition, and despite that success, Jewell was still convinced she should have failed. The overwhelming feeling of self-doubt she...

01 Feb

Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series Continues on February 15th with Louisa Jewell

The Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series continues on February 15th! Mayerson Academy, in partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc., welcomes Louisa Jewell to Cincinnati for Louisa Jewell: Raising Confident Children. Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author and positive psychology expert who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing both at work and in their personal lives. Her book...

18 Jan

An Evening with Lea Waters: Raising Strong Children Recap

On January 11th, Mayerson Academy, Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. welcomed author Lea Waters to Cincinnati as part of the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series. Dr. Waters is an Australian psychologist, academic, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes in positive education, parenting, and organizations. Her book, The Strength Switch (see our review here) details the benefits of focusing on and building your child’s strengths before focusing on their weaknesses. The event was a...

12 Jan

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is designated to bring awareness to the plague of Human Trafficking. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 25,000 runaways were reported in 2017. Of those, an estimated 1 in 7 were possible victims of child sex trafficking. This sobering statistic heightens the importance of being aware of the global problem of human trafficking. Be Aware As a busy parent, the possibility of having...

10 Jan

Don’t Miss Lea Waters: Raising Strong Children Tomorrow Night at Mayerson Academy!

Don’t miss the first event in the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series tomorrow night at Mayerson Academy! Mayerson Academy and its partners Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. are pleased to bring luminaries in the field of positive psychology to our region to share the best in current, applied science for building positive parenting capacity. Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series begins tomorrow as Dr. Lea Waters presents Raising Strong Children January 11th from 6-8...

04 Jan

Book Review: The Strength Switch, By Lea Waters; A Busy Mom’s Perspective

Guest blogger, Nikki Zellen, Director of Marketing Book Review: The Strength Switch, by Dr. Lea Waters As a busy Mom working at Beech Acres Parenting Center (behind the scenes), I am fortunate that sometimes my ‘homework’ helps me with my own kids! I had the pleasure of reading Ms. Waters’ book in advance of her appearance in Cincinnati for Raising Strong Children, part one of the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series on January 11th at Mayerson...

03 Jan

Remember, It Is Important To Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity

Remember, it is important to monitor your children’s online activity and be prepared to talk to them about things they may see on the internet. With the proliferation of digital devices, easy access to the internet, and the popularity of social networks it can be difficult to remain engaged with your child’s online activities, especially for a busy parent. On New Year’s Eve, popular YouTube vlogger Logan Paul posted a video of an apparent suicide while filming with his crew...

22 Dec

Practicing Mindfulness With Your Family During The Holidays Is Important

Guest blogger, Sharon James, Senior Parent Educator Practicing mindfulness with your family during the holidays can be difficult but it is very important! So many parents report feelings of being stressed during this time of year. There are more holiday-related responsibilities and with shorter days, managing changes in your children’s school schedule stress are inevitable. To add to the stress, we are SUPPOSED to be joyful and happy so we push our more negative feelings aside. Here are some parenting tips for...