Beech Roots

12 Aug

Stuck In The Middle; Parenting Tips for Raising Your Middle Child

“I’m losing my mind just a little So why don’t you just meet me in the middle?” Maren Morris, “The Middle” We’re not sure if Maren Morris is a middle child or not, but for middle children everywhere just hearing the word “middle” can cause you to shudder. You probably heard the hit song “The Middle” more often than a middle child heard themselves called by their proper names during the course of their entire childhood. Being called by...

12 Aug

The Time To Act For Children Is Now

For generations, fire drills and tornado drills were a common activity for schoolchildren, a brief reprieve from the daily routine, and an opportunity to remind them what to do in case a natural or unexpected disaster hit their school. For a new generation of children, another type of drill – the active shooter drill – has become just as commonplace. Recent mass shootings in California, Texas and right here in Dayton have shocked those communities and the entire country. The impact...

31 Jul

Focus On Your Child’s Strengths Before They Head Back To School!

Summer vacation is almost over! 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. You can download and print activity sheets for June and July and work on recognizing your child’s strengths all summer long. The strengths for August are forgiveness,...

31 Jul

Back To School Quick Tips!

Back to School Quick Tips Try a few of these tips at home to help your family successfully transition back to your school year routine. Let us know which ones worked for you! State An Intention Start by setting an intention with your child for the new school year. Ask, “what can you do to make this year your best yet?” Get curious with them and ask “What do you need from me to succeed?” Then make sure to build in accountability. “What...

22 Jul

From the Pool to Back to School; Tips to Get Your Family Ready to Go Back to School

Back to School, Back to Routine After spending the summer lounging by the pool, you’re starting to dread getting back in that drop-off line at school. That’s right; it’s time to start thinking about back to school. 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 begin when that trip to get some ice cream turned into an all-day...

18 Jul

Equip-A-Kid

Can you believe it is already time to start thinking about back to school? While we take time to appreciate the beauty of summer we’re also hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. We serve 1000’s of students, their parents, and families in several school districts and individual schools in the Greater Cincinnati area through innovative, comprehensive programs like Beyond the Classroom and The Character Effect™ aimed at serving the whole child. Many of the parents we serve are focused...

01 Jul

Build Your Child’s Strengths With These Summer Activities for July!

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. You can download and print activity sheets for July and August and work on recognizing your child’s strengths all summer long. The strengths for...

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...