Parenting Tips

01 Apr

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 more than ever. We get it. This month our parenting tips from The Character Effect™ have a little more character to bring a smile to your face. You’ll be seeing and hearing more about Astrobot, Click, Bex, and Moffee in the weeks and months to come, but this month they will be helping with zest, kindness, and love of learning.  Click to download...

25 Mar

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 closed. People are working from home and uncertainty about the next few days and weeks is at an all time high. As adults, many of us are feeling the stress that comes from so many unknowns. For children and teenagers, stress levels may be even higher as they are out of their routines, not able to see their friends and not...

24 Mar

Strength Spotting Certificate

Everyone has their own individual unique strengths inside them (24 to be exact!). While you may be home with your children why not 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 Surveywith your family. Once you know your child’s strengths, take the...

23 Mar

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 parents A New Reality A new reality set in for millions of parents across the country this week. Working from home. And not just wearing pajama pants for your Zoom meetings and then streaming Netflix for the rest of the day, or a ‘snow day “work from home”. This is real working from home; while your kids are also at home remote learning,...

17 Mar

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 find yourself at home with your kids with plenty of time on your hands. If this is your situation you still have work to do and they still have schoolwork to complete, so let’s make a plan. Download our family action plan and keep your family on track during the next few weeks. Be sure to bookmark our blog,...

Strengthen your family with Natural Strength Parenting
16 Mar

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 math problem for a half hour. “Some kids are being mean to me at school,” your child quietly confides to you after coming home with a tear in their favorite hoodie. “I hate you!” Your child shouts as they slam their bedroom door. (They don’t mean it!) Parenting Can Be Challenging! Parenting is the most important (and challenging) job you’ll ever do. Today’s rapidly changing...

12 Mar

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 important for your family’s well-being. As news of the coronavirus and its related respiratory disease COVID-19 continues to spread, Beech Acres Parenting Center board member and Pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Northern Kentucky, Dr. Christopher F. Bolling has some tips to help parents navigate this developing scenario with your children. Tips From a Pediatrician Today the coronavirus/COVID 19 was declared...

The family is not ending; it is being reorganized.
06 Mar

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 with the other parent about raising and loving your children. Accept that while the marriage is over, you will be parents together forever. The family is not ending; it is being reorganized. Tips For Co-Parenting Maintaining a parental relationship after divorce required the ability to communicate. A clear co-parenting plan helps establish the boundaries in which you will parent your child together. Build from...

Divorce involves change…change involves loss…and growth.
06 Mar

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 many conflicting feelings for everyone in your family. It is a huge change for the family and each person may experience different feelings at different times. Divorce does not have a beginning, middle and end, rather it is a process and every person will move through the process at their own pace. A significant milestone during any divorce involving children is setting up...

It is critically important that both parents tell the children about the divorce.
06 Mar

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 you may not have chosen to experience divorce, you do have a choice in the way you approach this crisis, especially with your children. Divorce is very difficult and painful, but be assured that you and your children can move forward. You can decide to be a good role model for your children and turn what could be a devastating experience...