Beech Acres

28 Nov

#GivingTuesday

Stronger families mean a stronger community. This #GivingTuesday we invite you to invest in your community by supporting Beech Acres Parenting Center. Beech Acres empowers parents by encouraging them to be intentional with their parenting through Natural Strength Parenting™, our unique strengths-based approach. We strengthen kids through a variety of programs aimed at mental health improvement and prevention in our 3 offices, 5 area pediatric offices, and 20 local schools. Our programs serve over 20,000 people every year! Create a fundraiser...

28 Nov

Gratitude Tree Activity

Looking for a great strengths-based activity to do with the kids this week? Focus on Gratitude by assembling a Gratitude Tree! 1. Download and print The Gratitude Tree activity from our website. 2.Share things you are grateful for while completing the activity. 3. Snap a photo of your completed tree and share it on our facebook page! 4. Be grateful! The Gratitude Tree is brought to you by The Character Effect™. Being Mindful. Building Strengths. ...

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/ ...

26 Oct

Be Mindful and Build Strengths with The Character Effect™ Fall Family Challenge!

Fall is here! Learn to be mindful and build strengths with your family this season by downloading and completing The Character Effect™ “Fall Family Challenge“! From Beech Acres Parenting Center, working together with  Children Inc. and Mayerson Academy, The Character Effect™ is a powerful new framework for all students, teachers, and parents that promotes growth mindsets and strength-based school climates. The Character Effect™ integrates mindfulness with character strengths to improve parents’ engagement and understanding of their children. The Fall Family...

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...

04 Oct

Beech Roots

Welcome to Beech Roots, the official blog of Beech Acres Parenting Center! We plan to bring you strengths-based parenting tips, news about our organization, up to date information on our programs, campaigns, and services as well as fresh perspectives from today’s modern parents. Bookmark this page and be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and connect with us on Linked In. ...