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21 Feb

Create a Calming Canteen and Feel the Benefits of Mindfulness

This fun activity can help ease your child’s anxiety.  Gather Your Materials Clean, clear plastic water bottle 1 tablespoon of glitter food coloring (optional) Water Super glue or hot glue gun Make Your Canteen 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...

11 Feb

Nearly All Children Feel Anxious Sometimes. Here’s How You Can Calm An Anxious Child.

Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under their bed, worrying about the first day of school, or feeling uncertain about how to manage a tough situation with a close friend. In an attempt to help, you may tell your child they have nothing to be afraid of or find that other suggestions you offer are not helping.   It’s natural that out of love you want to shield your child from things that make them worried....

07 Feb

Calming An Anxious Child

Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about their first day of a new school year or feeling uncertain about how to manage a situation with a friend. In an attempt to help, you may tell your child they have nothing to be afraid of or find that other suggestions you offer are not helping. It’s natural that out of love you want to shield your child from things that make them...

06 Feb

Anxious About Anxiety?

anx·i·e·ty /aNGˈzīədē/ noun a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome the desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease. In Psychiatry a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Anxiety is a common feeling that can cause fear, stress, and worry. Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about their first...

05 Feb

#SaferInternetDay

Parenting in the digital age has added a significant layer of complexity to an already challenging job. With everyone’s heads buried in a screen all day, it can seem impossible to spend meaningful moments together as a family. Today is #SaferInternetDay. The intent of this day is to bring awareness to potential dangers on the internet and to create a better internet for children. This is a great opportunity to review our resources for parenting in the...

25 Jan

Discussing Job Loss, Unemployment or Disruption in Employment With Your Children

A parent’s job loss or any significant change or disruption to your employment status can be difficult on the entire family. Especially your children. Your children know when something’s wrong. They are sensitive to changes at home, and it can be stressful for them. If you’re a parent facing an employment gap or disruption, here are some tips to talk to your kids about the situation. First, take some time to collect your thoughts and manage your own emotions about the...

11 Jan

Is Your Family Struggling with Screen Time and Other Digital Issues in the Age of the iPhone?

Today Nikki Zellen, our Director of Marketing, inadvertently dressed like late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, almost 12 years to the day from the announcement of the original iPhone. It got us to thinking about the impact the smartphone has had on the world around us and specifically on our kids. Look at your children right now. What’s in their hand? Their phone? An iPad? Maybe both?? Much like the iPhone was innovative for bringing together three things (iPod, iPhone,...

07 Jan

Setting Intentions For Your Head, Heart and Hands In 2019

Imagine what this year could look like if you take the time to genuinely connect with your family and with yourself by focusing on your strengths, taking time for mindfulness and being more intentional with the time you have together? HEAD Focus on your love of learning to improve your family’s overall well being. For Your Family A new year brings about new opportunities to improve yourself and the world around you. One way to do this is to involve your entire family in...

07 Jan

Build Your Child’s Strengths with Natural Strength Parenting™

Did you know building on your child’s innate strengths can help improve their overall well being? Natural Strength Parenting™ is Beech Acres Parenting Center’s unique approach to parenting. Natural Strength Parenting™ encourages parents to be intentional and mindful with their parenting while focusing on their child’s innate strengths. This approach equips parents with tools, strategies and understanding to make a positive influence on your child’s mental health. We promise these skills aren’t hard, and more of your conversations will be...