Natural Strength Parenting™

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...

15 Mar

One Dad’s Parent Connext™ Story

Ben was a dad struggling with negativity following his recent divorce when he saw a Parent Connext™ flyer in his child’s pediatrician’s office. He was carrying with him a tremendous amount of anger, bitterness, and resentment. These emotions were having a negative impact on his relationship with his son. Divorce is one of the more common ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) that can have a significant impact on a child’s development. Meaningful cooperation between parents during a divorce is critical to...

01 Mar

Parents Embracing Children’s Mental Health, Beech Acres Study Indicates

A new, national Children’s Mental Health Awareness Study from Beech Acres Parenting Center offers insights into the evolving perceptions and practices of parents regarding the mental health of their children. The study shows that acceptance of mental health as a key factor of overall health is becoming increasingly mainstream among parents. Among the most compelling results of the study is the dramatic generational change in parents’ view of mental health. While 61% of parents said they had no discussion of mental health when...

07 Feb

Calming An Anxious Child

Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about their first day of a new school year or feeling uncertain about how to manage a situation with a friend. In an attempt to help, you may tell your child they have nothing to be afraid of or find that other suggestions you offer are not helping. It’s natural that out of love you want to shield your child from things that make them...

06 Feb

Anxious About Anxiety?

anx·i·e·ty /aNGˈzīədē/ noun a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome the desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease. In Psychiatry a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Anxiety is a common feeling that can cause fear, stress, and worry. Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about their first...

25 Jan

Discussing Job Loss, Unemployment or Disruption in Employment With Your Children

A parent’s job loss or any significant change or disruption to your employment status can be difficult on the entire family. Especially your children. Your children know when something’s wrong. They are sensitive to changes at home, and it can be stressful for them. If you’re a parent facing an employment gap or disruption, here are some tips to talk to your kids about the situation. First, take some time to collect your thoughts and manage your own emotions about the...

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...