Strengths

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...

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27 Feb

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 sleep in, yay! Springing forward? LOSING an hour of sleep? Not so much. For parents, it can be a minor annoyance, nothing an extra cup or three of coffee can’t handle, but for your kids, it may be a different story. Daylight savings can really impact your children’s sleep routine. Their little internal clocks become accustomed to their routines and...

15 Jan

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, Beech Acres Parenting Center Recently, during a quiet family dinner, my daughter was recounting her activities from that day and shared that they had an evacuation drill that morning. Without really thinking, I asked her what kind of drill, fire? Tornado? “Active shooter,” she replied. For generations, fire drills and tornado drills were a common activity for schoolchildren, a brief reprieve from the...

02 Dec

Celebrate 24 Days of Strengths!

This December we will be celebrating 24 Days of Strengths!   Every person has 24 character strengths inside them. Some of them, your top strengths, are more pronounced and others need a little attention to blossom. For the next 24 days, we’ll be highlighting each of the strengths so you can make the most of your own uniqueness!  Start by discovering your strengths using the VIA Character Strengths survey. Then follow along all month as we celebrate...

06 Nov

Gratitude Coloring Page

Everyone has 24 character strengths inside them. This month we’re celebrating the strength of gratitude.  Gratitude is being aware of and being thankful for the good things that happen in your life. And being mindful about taking the time to express that thanks. Express your gratitude by downloading our gratitude coloring page.  Coloring can be a relaxing exercise. Share this activity with your family. After you color the front side, take a moment to share and write down things you...

04 Nov

What Are You Grateful For?

A child’s gratitude naturally grows from a loving, mindful connection to their parents. When you listen and actively engage with your kids, you are planting the seeds of gratitude. The message is that they matter and that you are grateful for the love and time that you share. This month we’re celebrating the strength of #gratitude. We’ll have some fun activities for you to share gratitude with your family and we want to hear from you. What are you grateful...

31 Jul

Focus On Your Child’s Strengths Before They Head Back To School!

Summer vacation is almost over! We’ve got you covered with some easy, fun summer activities that you can do each week. The best part is these activities allow you to recognize and build on your child’s strengths. If you haven’t already taken the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, you can get started here. You can download and print activity sheets for June and July and work on recognizing your child’s strengths all summer long. The strengths for August are forgiveness,...

01 Jul

Build Your Child’s Strengths With These Summer Activities for July!

Summer vacation is here! Are your kids already bored? We’ve got you covered with some easy, fun summer activities that you can do each week. The best part is these activities allow you to recognize and build on your child’s strengths. If you haven’t already taken the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, you can get started here. You can download and print activity sheets for July and August and work on recognizing your child’s strengths all summer long. The strengths for...