Beech Roots

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...

10 Jun

Honoring Board Members Peter A. Alpaugh and David T. Wallace, Esq.

This year Peter Alpaugh and Dave Wallace, two passionate, dedicated parents will be stepping down from the Beech Acres Parenting Center Board of Directors. Combined, Peter and Dave have served Beech Acres for nearly 20 years! Each of them possesses a real passion for service and for parenting which led them to serve on the board. Their individual strengths, wisdom, and leadership provided tremendous insight and value over their years of service. Peter A. Alpaugh Peter Alpaugh has been involved with Beech...

10 Jun

One Mom’s Parent Connext™ Story

Kayla’s son Jordan* was exhibiting extremely disruptive behavior at school. His behavior had become so severe that Kayla was forced to remove him from kindergarten. Jordan was only 5-years-old at the time and his mother was desperate for improvement in his behavior and peace in their lives. “Kayla initially came in due to the disruptive and sometimes physically aggressive behavior the child had at school and was now having at home,” Shawn, Kayla’s Parent Connext™ Parenting Specialist said. Kayla was...

10 Jun

A Mindful Teacher and a Strong Mom, A Unique Perspective on The Character Effect™

“The Character Effect™ has impacted me on two different levels.” Teacher and mom Tiffany Gruen is in a unique position to understand The Character Effect™, the social and emotional curriculum based on mindfulness and character strengths. The program has been implemented at the school she teaches and in the school her son attends. “I noticed my son using mindful breathing techniques that neither my husband nor I had taught him,” Tiffany said. “To see this application of self-regulation away from school...