Beech Roots

13 Nov

The Character Effect Comes to Life at LEAP Academy!

The Character Effect™ is a flexible, new developmental framework launched in seven schools throughout Greater Cincinnati during the 2017-2018 school year. Working together, Beech Acres Parenting Center, Children, Inc. and Mayerson Academy are bringing this powerful and effective framework to Frederick Douglass Elementary, Whitaker Elementary, Holy Family, LEAP Academy, Sands Montessori, Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students and Warren County Learning Center.   The Character Effect™ is designed to improve student’s self-control, increase their classroom participation, cultivate an atmosphere of respect for others,...

09 Nov

Discussing Top Parenting Concerns from the Cincinnati Parenting Survey on WVXU

Today, Beech Acres Parenting Center President and CEO Jim Mason, Vice President of New Business Development Jill Huynh and School-based Services Supervisor Cheryl Riley joined Mark Heyne on WVXU Cincinnati to discuss the results of our Cincinnati Parenting Survey. In the survey, 44% of parents identified Understanding kids’ mental health issues as extremely or very concerning. This was the single biggest concern identified. Here are some highlights from the show: “Our goal at Beech Acres Parenting Center is to shift the stigma from ‘I have to go...

09 Nov

Listen Live On WVXU!

Tune in this Thursday as Jim Mason, President and CEO, Jaimi Cabrera, Director of New Business Development and, Cheryl Riley, a Supervisor from our School-based Services team join Mark Heyne live on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati to discuss top parenting concerns uncovered by our Cincinnati Parenting Survey. Stream or tune in this Thursday, November 9th, at 1:00! http://wvxu.org/post/top-parenting-concerns-among-cincinnati-families ...

01 Nov

Pies For A Purpose!

Starting today, you can visit Busken Bakery at 7756 Beechmont Ave. in Anderson Township to support “Pies for a Purpose”! “Pies for a Purpose” is a way for you to share a delicious pumpkin pie with another Greater Cincinnati family this holiday season. A $1.00 donation buys a “slice” of pie. Six slices earn a real pie for us to share with one of the families we serve. It’s a great opportunity for your family to build on the strengths of kindness,...

30 Oct

Bullying Can Be Very Serious. We’re Here to Help.

Bullying can be very serious and can affect your child’s mood, self-esteem, and academic performance. But there is hope… What will you say? If your child is suffering, let them know they are not alone. Tell them that bullying is unfortunately not uncommon and that it is not their fault. Children can feel helpless when being bullied so it is important to point out their strengths and how they’ve used them successfully in other situations. To help keep their confidence from diminishing,...

30 Oct

Hurt kids hurt kids.

Hurt kids hurt kids. Our vision is a world where all children are nurtured to discover, cultivate and apply their natural gifts. Get inspired and equipped to raise capable, caring, contributing children or support our vision with a contribution to our mission today. https://beechacres.org/our-story/our-mission-vision/ ...

25 Oct

Help! My Kid is a Cyberbully!

You’ve recently discovered inappropriate treatment directed at other children on your child’s phone. What will you say? Cyberbullying, a form of bullying or harassment using digital contacts such as texts, email, or social media, is a growing concern for parents. The influence of technology on our culture has never been greater. Kids are using digital devices at an earlier age and are spending much more time in front of them. The ubiquitous use of digital technologies has made them an easy platform for...

23 Oct

Listening To Your Child Is An Important Step In Addressing and Preventing Bullying

Listen. 28% of U.S. students in grades 6-12 experience bullying. Listening to your child is an important step in addressing and preventing bullying. Listen with empathy and give your child your undivided attention. Offer reassurance, acknowledge the situation and assure them you are taking them seriously. Ask your child how they see you helping the situation. This gives them some control over something they feel they have no control over. Try saying something like this: “I cannot imagine how difficult it is to worry about...

18 Oct

Partner With Your Child’s Teacher and School to Address Bullying

Partnering with your child’s teacher can offer critical insight in cases of bullying. Ask their teacher How does my child get along with other students? With whom does he or she spend their free time at school? Have you ever suspected my child is being bullied by other students? Work with the teacher and with the school to create a plan for your child. Make sure you know the school’s policy on bullying, bring it to the Administration’s (principal and school counselor) attention and ask...

12 Oct

How To Identify Potential Signs of Bullying

Sometimes it may not be obvious that your child is being bullied. And they may not be ready to tell you. Here are a few signs that you can look for that may indicate your child is being bullied. Torn or Ripped Clothing One sign your child may be experiencing physical bullying is torn or ripped clothing. If your child comes home from school with a tear in their hoodie or ripped jeans be sure to ask what happened. This is a...