Natural Strength Parenting™

11 Jan

Is Your Family Struggling with Screen Time and Other Digital Issues in the Age of the iPhone?

Today Nikki Zellen, our Director of Marketing, inadvertently dressed like late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, almost 12 years to the day from the announcement of the original iPhone. It got us to thinking about the impact the smartphone has had on the world around us and specifically on our kids. Look at your children right now. What’s in their hand? Their phone? An iPad? Maybe both?? Much like the iPhone was innovative for bringing together three things (iPod, iPhone,...

07 Jan

Build Your Child’s Strengths with Natural Strength Parenting™

Did you know building on your child’s innate strengths can help improve their overall well being? Natural Strength Parenting™ is Beech Acres Parenting Center’s unique approach to parenting. Natural Strength Parenting™ encourages parents to be intentional and mindful with their parenting while focusing on their child’s innate strengths. This approach equips parents with tools, strategies and understanding to make a positive influence on your child’s mental health. We promise these skills aren’t hard, and more of your conversations will be...

03 Jan

Natural Strength Parenting™ Uncovering the Strengths of all Children with a Mindful Framework for Intentional Growth

Natural Strength Parenting™ (NSP™) is Beech Acres Parenting Center’s distinct approach to parenting. Natural Strength Parenting™ integrates the concepts of intentionality and mindfulness to help parents better see and encourage their children’s unique, innate strengths. Research supports the benefits of each of these three ideas in helping all types of people achieve their goals. However, Beech Acres Parenting Center is the first organization to recognize the power of combining intentionality, mindfulness, and strengths into one foundational approach to...

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...

28 Dec

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Why not start the year by setting an intention to spot 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 with your family....

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,...

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...