Natural Strength Parenting™

18 Jan

An Evening with Lea Waters: Raising Strong Children Recap

On January 11th, Mayerson Academy, Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. welcomed author Lea Waters to Cincinnati as part of the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series. Dr. Waters is an Australian psychologist, academic, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes in positive education, parenting, and organizations. Her book, The Strength Switch (see our review here) details the benefits of focusing on and building your child’s strengths before focusing on their weaknesses. The event was a...

04 Jan

Book Review: The Strength Switch, By Lea Waters; A Busy Mom’s Perspective

Guest blogger, Nikki Zellen, Director of Marketing Book Review: The Strength Switch, by Dr. Lea Waters As a busy Mom working at Beech Acres Parenting Center (behind the scenes), I am fortunate that sometimes my ‘homework’ helps me with my own kids! I had the pleasure of reading Ms. Waters’ book in advance of her appearance in Cincinnati for Raising Strong Children, part one of the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series on January 11th at Mayerson...

22 Dec

Practicing Mindfulness With Your Family During The Holidays Is Important

Guest blogger, Sharon James, Senior Parent Educator Practicing mindfulness with your family during the holidays can be difficult but it is very important! So many parents report feelings of being stressed during this time of year. There are more holiday-related responsibilities and with shorter days, managing changes in your children’s school schedule stress are inevitable. To add to the stress, we are SUPPOSED to be joyful and happy so we push our more negative feelings aside. Here are some parenting tips for...

04 Dec

Use Your Strengths to Navigate the Stressful Holiday Season

Guest Blogger, Connie Harrison, Project Director, Parent Connext™ Many families feel stressed around the holidays. There are additional expenses, commitments, and expectations. Many of us have very specific expectations of ourselves and others that are difficult to fulfill, and may even be conflicting. The season can be hard for children, especially very young children, or those with sensory and attention issues. Seasonal decorations may be over-stimulating, and changes in routines of eating and sleeping can be disruptive. Perseverance One way your family...

01 Dec

House of Values: A Parent Connext™ Story

Most parents turn to pediatricians as their trusted source of advice about child-rearing problems. Conversely, many pediatricians worry about the impact family and modern-day stressors have on children’s health. Yet a typical visit to the doctor is a di cult time for the kind of consultation many parents need. Until now. Parent Connext™ was designed by Beech Acres Parenting Center staff with pediatricians to solve this dilemma, in partnership with the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati...

01 Dec

Wrap-Around Support: Wendy’s Story

An important ingredient in serving modern parents is meeting them where they are with appropriate and effective services. This means not only helping them where they are in their parenting journeys but being physically available at convenient locations. To accomplish this, Beech Acres provides services in homes, communities and over 25 local schools. Wendy was first introduced to Beech Acres Parenting Center at her eldest son, David’s school. David was experiencing behavioral issues in school and was connected with mental health...

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 ...