Category: Parenting Tips

Category: Parenting Tips

Summer Activities for July From The Character Effect™
Summer Activities for July From The Character Effect™

Summer is a time to have fun! This July, join The Character Effect™ Characters to explore the strengths of zest, forgiveness, […]

A Parent’s Guide to Having Critically Important Conversations About Diversity, Racism, and Equality with Your Children An Introduction
A Parent’s Guide to Having Critically Important Conversations About Diversity, Racism, and Equality with Your Children An Introduction

A Parent’s Guide to Having Critically Important Conversations About Diversity, Racism, and Equality with Your Children An Introduction An Introduction […]

A Family Guide to Dealing With Loss and Grief
A Family Guide to Dealing With Loss and Grief

A Family Guide to Dealing With Loss and Grief Guest Blogger: Christy Honschopp LISW-S There is no right or wrong […]

Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus
Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus

Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus Guest Blogger Kerry Brown, Parent Connext Parenting Specialist, Beech Acres Parenting Center Uncertain Times […]

Keep Your Cool; Approach Discipline From a Teaching Perspective
Keep Your Cool; Approach Discipline From a Teaching Perspective

Keep Your Cool; Approach Discipline From a Teaching Perspective April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month.  We know that reducing […]

April Parenting Tips From The Character Effect, Now With Even More CHARACTER!
April Parenting Tips From The Character Effect, Now With Even More CHARACTER!

Your April Parenting Tips Are Here! Parents, April is here and you may feel as if you need parenting help […]

Talking to Your Children About The Coronavirus: Tips from Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP
Talking to Your Children About The Coronavirus: Tips from Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP

Talking to Your Children About The Coronavirus Guest Blogger: Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP Emotions are running high. Schools are […]

Strength Spotting Certificate
Strength Spotting Certificate

Everyone has their own individual unique strengths inside them (24 to be exact!). While you may be home with your […]

Work From Home Tips For Parents
Work From Home Tips For Parents

Work From Home Tips For Parents Work from home experts and newbies weigh in on the new reality for many […]

COVID-19 Family Action Plan
COVID-19 Family Action Plan

Make a COVID-19 Family Action Plan During this unprecedented time of uncertainty during the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health crisis, you may […]

Getting Started With Natural Strength Parenting™
Getting Started With Natural Strength Parenting™

Getting Started With Natural Strength Parenting “I just can’t do this,” your child sighs in frustration after working on one […]

Reassuring Your Children About The Coronavirus. Tips from Dr. Christopher Bolling
Reassuring Your Children About The Coronavirus. Tips from Dr. Christopher Bolling

Reassuring Your Children About The Coronavirus. Tips from Dr. Christopher Bolling Reassuring your kids during times of uncertainty is very […]

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Tips For Co-Parenting
Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Tips For Co-Parenting

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce Once your divorce is finalized, it is critical to be on the same page […]

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Working Through Custody Together
Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Working Through Custody Together

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce Divorce involves change…change involves loss…and growth. Working Through Custody Together Divorce brings with it […]

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Telling Your Kids
Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Telling Your Kids

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce The decision to divorce usually is achieved after intentional thought and careful consideration. While […]

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce
Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce Sometimes, during divorce, we temporarily lose the ability to parent well. Like any other […]

You Can Survive Daylight Savings Time!
You Can Survive Daylight Savings Time!

You Can Survive Daylight Savings Time! Daylight. Savings. Time. In the fall, it’s great! Fall back! An extra hour to […]

Let Your Kids Know That You Love Them Every Day…And Make Sure They See It!
Let Your Kids Know That You Love Them Every Day…And Make Sure They See It!

Sometimes your children just need to hear that you love them. Between school, sports, clubs, and other responsibilities you may […]

Vaping: Facts, Fiction, and Valuable Information for Parents
Vaping: Facts, Fiction, and Valuable Information for Parents

“Not my kid.” “I would know.”  “We don’t allow smoking in the house.” Not a Fad You may have thought […]

Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness
Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness

Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness By Rich Richmond, Marketing Associate, […]

Help Your Anxious Kids Navigate Social Situations This Holiday Season
Help Your Anxious Kids Navigate Social Situations This Holiday Season

Navigating different social scenarios can be tough for kids, especially around the holidays. With all of the school pageants, family events, […]

Natural Strength Parenting Holiday Survival Guide
Natural Strength Parenting 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 My Teens Defiance Normal? Or Is Something Else Happening?
Is My Teens Defiance Normal? Or Is Something Else Happening?

Raising teenagers can be a particularly stressful time for parents. Along with the physical changes, social complications, and everyday struggles […]

Support Your Child’s Self-Confidence, Boost Their Resilience, and Promote Their Well Being Using This Parenting Road Map

  Support Your Child’s Self-Confidence, Boost Their Resilience, and Promote Their Well Being Using This Parenting Road Map The Power […]

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Speaking To Your High Schooler
How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Speaking To Your High Schooler

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health 1 in 5 children lives with a serious, diagnosable mental illness. […]

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Tips For Talking To Your Preschooler
How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Tips For Talking To Your Preschooler

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health 1 in 5 children lives with a serious, diagnosable mental illness. […]

Stuck In The Middle; Parenting Tips for Raising Your Middle Child
Stuck In The Middle; Parenting Tips for Raising Your Middle Child

“I’m losing my mind just a little So why don’t you just meet me in the middle?” Maren Morris, “The […]

Back To School Quick Tips!
Back To School Quick Tips!

Back to School Quick Tips Try a few of these tips at home to help your family successfully transition back […]

How To Let Your Kids Know You Love Them Every Day...And Make Sure They See It 📱
How To Let Your Kids Know You Love Them Every Day…And Make Sure They See It 📱

Sometimes your children just need to hear that you love them. Between school, sports, clubs, and other responsibilities you may […]

Tips To Help Parents Understand and Discuss Gender Issues With Their Children
Tips To Help Parents Understand and Discuss Gender Issues With Their Children

Tips To Help Parents Understand and Discuss Gender Issues With Their Children Understanding and discussing gender can be as complex […]

Coming Out: A Guide for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Expansive (LGBTQ+) Youth
Coming Out: A Guide for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Expansive (LGBTQ+) Youth

Coming Out: A Guide for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Expansive (LGBTQ+) Youth Parenting is full […]

What Parents Need To Know About Their Child Finding Adult Content Online
What Parents Need To Know About Their Child Finding Adult Content Online

My Child Found Pornography Online! What Can I do? Pornography is easier to find than you think. That’s a scary […]

Being Intentional About Having
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 […]

Understanding Gender Roles And What Parents Can Do
Understanding Gender Roles And What Parents Can Do

Understanding Gender Roles Have you ever really considered why the toy aisles at your favorite department store are divided into […]

Understanding Healthy Gender Relations. Tips For Parents.
Understanding Healthy Gender Relations. Tips For Parents.

The Pink Aisle Versus The Blue Aisle Have you ever really considered why the toy aisles at your favorite department […]

Calming An Anxious Child
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 […]

Anxious About Anxiety?
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 […]

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

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Why not start the year by setting an intention to spot your child’s strengths? Everyone has their […]

Dave’s Deep Dive on Discipline
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… […]

Family Holiday Survival Guide
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. […]

How to Go From Power Struggles to Powerful Solutions
How to Go From Power Struggles to Powerful Solutions

Parents want an effective technique that shifts the power struggle to a more positive interaction so that both parent and […]

What is Discipline, Really?
What is Discipline, Really?

What is Discipline? By Guest Blogger Connie Harrison, Senior Parent Educator, Beech Acres Parenting Center The dictionary has several definitions […]

Changing The Outcomes Of Conversations With Your Children
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 […]

Discipline
Discipline

Discipline means to ‘teach or train’, it is all about learning. Natural Strength Parenting™ can help you approach discipline in a […]

Bullying Is Serious. We’re Here To Help.
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 […]

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

Tips To Get Your Family Back Into A School Routine
Tips To Get Your Family Back Into A School Routine

Back to School, Back to Routine Now that school is back in session and the summer is winding down, are […]

Developing the Strength of Social Intelligence
Developing the Strength of Social Intelligence

By Guest Blogger Jaimi Cabrera, Director of New Business Development at Beech Acres Parenting Center While preparing for Back to […]

Making Friends Can Be Difficult At Any Age. Help Your Child Strengthen Their Social Skills
Making Friends Can Be Difficult At Any Age. Help Your Child Strengthen Their Social Skills

Developing strong social skills is critical to your child’s success in school. It can also be very challenging during the […]

Lunchables, Library and Learning
Lunchables, Library and Learning

Back to school can be a stressful time for the entire family. Lazy summer days are abruptly replaced by hectic […]

Back to School!
Back to School!

Can you believe it is already time for Back To School?! All month long we’ll be sharing tips, information, and […]

Mentally Prepare Yourself and Your Family To Head Back To School With Natural Strength Parenting™
Mentally Prepare Yourself and Your Family To Head Back To School With Natural Strength Parenting™

Believe it or not, it’s already time to start preparing your family to head back to school. Back to school […]

Monitoring Your Child's Online Activity
Monitoring Your Child’s Online Activity

It is important to monitor your children’s online activity and be prepared to talk to them about things they may […]

Messenger Kids. Is My Kid Ready For Facebook Messenger?
Messenger Kids. Is My Kid Ready For Facebook Messenger?

Late last year, Facebook, Inc. rolled out a new messaging platform aimed at children ages 4-13. Messenger Kids is available […]

My Kid May Be A Cyberbully! What Should I Do?
My Kid May Be A Cyberbully! What Should I Do?

You recently discovered some inappropriate, mean, or hurtful comments directed at other children on your child’s phone. What will you […]

Six Tips For Online Bliss
Six Tips For Online Bliss

Here are six quick tips to help you and your children get on the same page about screen time. Establish […]

Parenting In The Digital Age
Parenting In The Digital Age

Parenting in the digital age has added a significant layer of complexity to an already challenging job. With everyone’s heads […]

How To Speak To Your Children About What They See On The News
How To Speak To Your Children About What They See On The News

Bad, scary, or negative news can be traumatic for children of all ages. “Bad” news can be anything; natural disasters, […]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is designated to bring awareness to the plague […]

Don't Miss Lea Waters: Raising Strong Children Tomorrow Night at Mayerson Academy!
Don’t Miss Lea Waters: Raising Strong Children Tomorrow Night at Mayerson Academy!

Don’t miss the first event in the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series tomorrow night at Mayerson Academy! Mayerson Academy […]

Book Review: The Strength Switch, By Lea Waters; A Busy Mom's Perspective
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 […]

Remember, It Is Important To Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity
Remember, It Is Important To Monitor Your Child’s Online Activity

Remember, it is important to monitor your children’s online activity and be prepared to talk to them about things they […]

Practicing Mindfulness With Your Family During The Holidays Is Important
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 […]

Helping Kids Navigate Social Settings This Holiday Season
Helping Kids Navigate Social Settings This Holiday Season

Navigating different social scenarios can be tough for kids, especially around the holidays. With all of the school pageants, family events, […]

Mindful Meditation: The Snowman
Mindful Meditation: The Snowman

Need a mindful moment this winter break? Try this one! Start by finding a comfortable seat. Place your feet at […]

Messenger Kids: Facebook Releases New iPhone App Aimed at Kids
Messenger Kids: Facebook Releases New iPhone App Aimed at Kids

This week Facebook, Inc. rolled out a new messaging platform aimed at children ages 4-13. Messenger Kids is available now […]

Gratitude
Gratitude

A child’s gratitude naturally grows from a loving, mindful connection to their parents. When you listen and actively engage with […]

Discussing Top Parenting Concerns from the Cincinnati Parenting Survey on WVXU
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 […]

Help! My Kid is a Cyberbully!
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 […]

Listening To Your Child Is An Important Step In Addressing and Preventing Bullying
Listening To Your Child Is An Important Step In Addressing and Preventing Bullying

Listen. 28% of U.S. students in grades 6-12 experience bullying. Listening to your child is an important step in addressing […]

Partner With Your Child's Teacher and School to Address Bullying
Partner With Your Child’s Teacher and School to Address Bullying

Partnering with your child’s teacher can offer critical insight in cases of bullying. Ask their teacher How does my child […]

How To Identify Potential Signs of Bullying
How To Identify Potential Signs of Bullying

Sometimes it may not be obvious that your child is being bullied. And they may not be ready to tell […]

Listen To Your Child If They Say They Have Been Bullied
Listen To Your Child If They Say They Have Been Bullied

Although 25% of teens report being bullied, there are more that will not disclose out of fear or shame. Younger […]

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This month we will be recognizing National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Bullying is a growing concern for children and parents […]