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12 Dec

Help Your Anxious Kids Navigate Social Situations This Holiday Season

Navigating different social scenarios can be tough for kids, especially around the holidays. With all of the school pageants, family events, and holiday parties, this time of year can be stressful for kids (and moms and dads!). Remember, it can be difficult for kids to be around strangers or even family members they rarely see. The holiday party season is a great time to talk to your children about the strength of “social intelligence”; knowing how to comfortably fit into different social...

12 Dec

Natural Strength Parenting Holiday Survival Guide

Your Family Can Survive the Holidays This Year. Here’s How.  You can already feel the tensions rising at your house. Each day is colder, darker, and shorter than the last. The leaves have just finished falling from the trees, but your son is still wearing cargo shorts to school every day. Your neighbor’s perfect Christmas lights are already up and come on automatically at 6:05 every night while you’re still polishing off the Snickers leftover from Halloween. The holidays...

04 Dec

Thank You!

THANK YOU! Because of your generous spirit, we raised over $2500 yesterday -exceeding our goal. Thank you! Don’t worry, it’s never too late to give a gift to Beech Acres Parenting Center. Remember, your donation helps inspire and equip parents to raise capable, caring, contributing children. Make a one time or recurring gift online today or contact our development team at 513-231-6630 to find out how you can become more involved in our mission. ...

02 Dec

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd. Help Kids Like Avery Succeed.

Avery was overwhelmed. Between school, dance classes, sports, and other extracurricular activities, she was starting to crumble under the pressure. Avery’s mom noticed something was wrong when Avery began to bite her nails. Constantly. She sought help from a Beech Acres Parenting Center Parent Connext™ Parenting Specialist located right in her pediatrician’s office. The Parenting Specialist walked mom though an exercise called “what’s on your plate” where she physically wrote down all of her daughter’s commitments on a paper plate....

02 Dec

Celebrate 24 Days of Strengths!

This December we will be celebrating 24 Days of Strengths!   Every person has 24 character strengths inside them. Some of them, your top strengths, are more pronounced and others need a little attention to blossom. For the next 24 days, we’ll be highlighting each of the strengths so you can make the most of your own uniqueness!  Start by discovering your strengths using the VIA Character Strengths survey. Then follow along all month as we celebrate...

25 Nov

Giving Tuesday is Next Week! Support Grandmas like Miss Valerie With A Gift To Beech Acres Parenting Center!

Miss Valerie is just one of nearly 100,000 grandparents providing care for a loved one’s child. Many of the grandparents find themselves in these unexpected circumstances due to unfortunate circumstances such as domestic violence, the opioid epidemic, or the death of a parent. They all just want to do the best they can to care for their grandchildren. Miss Valerie is co-parenting her six great-grandchildren with her granddaughter. The children range in age from a teenager all the way to...

22 Nov

What’s Strong With You?

It’s time to start asking our kids “what’s strong with you, not what’s wrong with you?” Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report* highlighting Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the lifelong health implications related to them. The report is a wake-up call to everyone about this critical public health issue. What are ACEs anyway? Adverse Childhood Experiences, more commonly referred to as ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood and have a negative impact on...

22 Nov

What Is Your Family Grateful For? Show Your Gratitude With This Fun Thanksgiving Activity!

What is your family grateful for? Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all of the things you are grateful for as a family. This holiday be intentional about this by setting aside some time to use your strength of creativity to show your gratitude. Download our Turkey Time activity and have a fun decoration to show your gratitude this week! Download Turkey Time here. ...

22 Nov

Congratulations to the Lammers Family for Their 7th Adoption!

“Love doesn’t come in a neatly wrapped package. Love is messy…and that’s ok. They needed love and we had love to give.” -Beth Lammers Congratulations to the Lammers family who recently adopted their 7th child! It was a special moment and an important reminder that everything doesn’t always have to be perfect, and with parenting, it probably won’t ever be. But if you have an open mind, an open heart, and an open door, everything might just be ok. Check out the Lammers’s inspirational...