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15 Jan

Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness

Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness By Rich Richmond, Marketing Associate, Beech Acres Parenting Center Recently, during a quiet family dinner, my daughter was recounting her activities from that day and shared that they had an evacuation drill that morning. Without really thinking, I asked her what kind of drill, fire? Tornado? “Active shooter,” she replied. For generations, fire drills and tornado drills were a common activity for schoolchildren, a brief reprieve from the...

08 Jan

January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11th 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...

06 Jan

Set An Intention In 2020 To Notice Your Child’s Strengths

Why not start the new year and a new decade by setting an intention to notice your child’s strengths? Everyone has their own individual unique strengths inside them (24 to be exact!). This year set an intention to spot your kid’s strengths and let them know when you see them using them. This strengths-based approach helps your child build resilience and be more confident. Start by learning more about the 24 character strengths by completing the VIA Character Strengths Survey...

06 Jan

How Can The Character Effect™ Have An Effect On Bullying?

Bullying continues to be a major problem for students. We know that about 1 in 4 students in the United States say that they have been bullied. The majority of this occurs in middles school and usually involves both verbal and social bullying. So, how can mindfulness and character strengths #HaveAnEffect on bullying? Research shows that Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) programs like The Character Effect™ can be an effective component in comprehensive bullying prevention interventions in schools*. The...

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...