Beech Acres

12 Apr

Being Intentional About Having “The Talk”

Being Intentional About “The Talk” Having “the talk” with your child can be a stressful mile marker on your parenting journey. These discussions can be as anxiety provoking for you as a parent as they are for your child. Don’t stress out! Be intentional about having this important conversation with your child while being mindful of their feelings on the subject. Phasing these topics into your regular conversations with your children and carefully planning out these discussions work really well...

02 Jan

Beech Acres Parenting Center, Serving Parents, Families, and Children In Greater Cincinnati

At Beech Acres Parenting Center, we uncover the natural gifts of children by unleashing the power of parents and caregivers. As a contemporary parenting center, we serve parents, families, and children in the Greater Cincinnati area through a wide range of services including foster care and adoption, mental health support, parent coaching and much more. All of our programs are based in Natural Strength Parenting™ our unique approach to parenting which enables parents to unlock their own...

07 Dec

Dave’s Deep Dive on Discipline

Senior Parenting and Engagement Specialist Dave Brewer shares his thoughts on discipline, rather his Natural Strength Parenting™ approach to learning… So, here’s the question right?!? How do I get my kids to do what they’re told, be kind to others, tell the truth, be responsible, respect their elders and do it all in a timely fashion with a smile on their face? Sound familiar? Well, here’s my surprisingly simple suggestion; Catch them in the act of being good. Behind that surprisingly simple solution...

07 Dec

Discipline is Learning

Discipline is Learning This month we focused on discipline here on Beech Roots. We hope that one thing you’ve taken away from this important, and complex topic is that discipline is about learning. We want to use strengths-based techniques with our children in order to achieve the outcomes and behaviors you desire. In case you missed anything we’ve collected everything below. What other topics would you like us to cover? Discipline Changing the Outcome of Conversations with Your Children What is Discipline,...

03 Dec

Family 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 left over from Halloween. The holidays...

27 Nov

Thank You Jim Mason For 40 Years of Service At Beech Acres Parenting Center!

Jim Mason has committed his professional life to a simple, but challenging purpose – strengthening families so children can achieve their unique potential. Jim has filled numerous roles on that journey including teacher, coach, probation officer, therapist, trainer, and leader. In his 40 years with Beech Acres Parenting Center, Jim has led the agency through several transformations, each with the effect of deepening and expanding its mission in the face of a rapidly changing environment. Jim and his wife, Debby,...

12 Nov

Changing The Outcomes Of Conversations With Your Children

Changing The Outcomes Of Conversations With Your Children This might sound all too familiar: You begin a conversation with your child about an expectation or a request and it’s met with an explosive response or a refusal to do what you’ve asked. If you are like many parents in this situation, you may react to your child’s defiance with a reactive response of ‘how dare you speak to me that way’ and then follow up with a consequence. Often, this is...

12 Nov

Discipline

Discipline means to ‘teach or train’, it is all about learning. Natural Strength Parenting™ can help you approach discipline in a manner that is intentional, strength-based, and mindful. By taking a proactive approach to discipline, or any other parenting challenge, you can get to the outcome you desire. This month we will be providing unique insights into discipline from our parenting experts. Topics we’ll be covering include, Changing the Outcomes of Conversations with Your Children, Powerful Struggles to Powerful Solutions, and What...

31 Oct

Bullying Is 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… 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, brainstorm some ways that they can use...

26 Oct

How You Can Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Manage the Strong Personalities of Others

By guest blogger, Sharon James, Senior Parent Educator, Beech Acres Parenting Center Playing on a team or interacting with a group of kids who have strong personalities can be difficult and stressful for children of all ages. It can be particularly tricky for a highly sensitive child. Highly sensitive children may demonstrate some of these qualities: incredibly perceptive very inquisitive prefers quiet play over play with others often labeled ‘shy’ or ‘highly emotional’ quick to react feels their feelings deeply, especially rejection and criticism of others or...