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Beech Acres Parenting Center Named a
Beech Acres Parenting Center Named a “Top Workplace in Cincinnati for 8th Consecutive Year”

Beech Acres Parenting Center is very excited and grateful to share that we have been named one of The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top […]

Get Your Family Moving with these Tips from Parent Connext™
Get Your Family Moving with these Tips from Parent Connext™

Get your family moving and stay fit together with these simple tips from Parent Connext™! Get Started Hold a family […]

Summer Activities Brought To You By The Character Effect™
Summer Activities Brought To You By The Character Effect™

This summer doesn’t have to be spent on a screen. These activities from The Character Effect™ build upon your family’s […]

Raising a Pessimistic Leaning Child
Raising a Pessimistic Leaning Child

Guest Blogger Stephanie Born, MPA Team Lead, Beyond the Classroom When my son turned 4, his attitude went from loving […]

Connector. Risk Taker. Change Agent. Jim Mason's Remarkable Journey and Impact
Connector. Risk Taker. Change Agent. Jim Mason’s Remarkable Journey and Impact

Over his remarkable 42-year career at Beech Acres Parenting Center, James R. Mason has led our 172-year-old organization through an […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center Stands In Solidarity with Transgender Youth
Beech Acres Parenting Center Stands In Solidarity with Transgender Youth

Beech Acres Parenting Center affirms the worth and dignity of all children. We believe that discrimination based on gender identity or expression […]

Natural Strength Parenting™ To Go. Text Courses from our Parenting Experts Now Available!
Natural Strength Parenting™ To Go. Text Courses from our Parenting Experts Now Available!

Natural Strength Parenting™, Beech Acres Parenting Center’s unique approach to parenting, is now available on the go with these unique […]

June is National Reunification Month
June is National Reunification Month

Whenever possible, reuniting children with their biological parents is a top priority. June is National Reunification Month, an opportunity to […]

ICYMI: Highlights From Our Virtual Town Hall: Talking To Your Kids About Race
ICYMI: Highlights From Our Virtual Town Hall: Talking To Your Kids About Race

Last night we were pleased to host Talking To Your Kids About Race: A Virtual Town Hall. We were thrilled […]

BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER ANNOUNCES LAURA MITCHELL AS NEXT PRESIDENT AND CEO
BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER ANNOUNCES LAURA MITCHELL AS NEXT PRESIDENT AND CEO

Beech Acres Parenting Center announces its next President and CEO will be Laura Mitchell, whose extraordinary passion for families, children […]

Set an Intention to Reflect on the Past Year and Allow Yourself to Grow and Move On
Set an Intention to Reflect on the Past Year and Allow Yourself to Grow and Move On

Set an Intention to Reflect on the Past Year and Allow Yourself to Grow and Move On. Guest Blogger Craig […]

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
Teacher Appreciation Week 2021

May 3rd-May 7th 2021 is Teacher Appreciation Week! After the last year, teachers need appreciation more than ever! Make sure […]

May Is Foster Care Month! We're Challenging YOU To
May Is Foster Care Month! We’re Challenging YOU To “Take A Chance On Foster Care”!

May is #FosterCareMonth! We are challenging you to “take a chance” on foster care this month. Learn more about #fostercare, […]

Family Engagement Challenge May 2021
Family Engagement Challenge May 2021

This month The Character Effect™ brings you the May Family Engagement Challenge! We’ll be focusing on the strengths of honesty […]

Accountability
Accountability

Today the Beech Acres Parenting Center community breathes a collective sigh of relief with our country, the citizens of Minneapolis, […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center is now serving the Dayton & Montgomery County Area!
Beech Acres Parenting Center is now serving the Dayton & Montgomery County Area!

Hoops with my bros… School with my friends… Sleep in a safe bed… Love and support from a foster family… […]

April Family Engagement Challenge
April Family Engagement Challenge

This month celebrate your family’s strengths of sense of meaning, appreciation of beauty, and humility. Download these fun parenting tips […]

Bring the Relaxation Station HOME!
Bring the Relaxation Station HOME!

Find out how you can bring the popular concept of The Relaxation Station from your child’s Character Effect classroom to […]

Brain Connection
Brain Connection

The brain is a powerful tool. Using Mindful and Strength- based practices is an intentional way to keep the brain […]

BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER DEI & ANTI-RACISM PRINCIPLES, ASSUMPTIONS, ACTIONS, AND DEFINITIONS
BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER DEI & ANTI-RACISM PRINCIPLES, ASSUMPTIONS, ACTIONS, AND DEFINITIONS

Beech Acres Parenting Center Goal: Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Develop and execute an anti-racism strategy for those we serve, […]

Statement on Recent Violence Against the Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Community
Statement on Recent Violence Against the Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Community

Beech Acres Parenting Center has the responsibility to acknowledge the ongoing wave of anti-Asian violence within communities across our country.  […]

Anderson Township, Ohio, We're Here For You!
Anderson Township, Ohio, We’re Here For You!

For over 170 years, Beech Acres Parenting Center has strengthened Greater Cincinnati’s children & families. We’ve called Anderson Township home […]

2021 Strength Spotting Tournament!
2021 Strength Spotting Tournament!

Too much basketball? Try this bracket for your family. Tally up your strengths each week and discover which rise to the top. […]

February Family Engagement Challenge From The Character Effect™
February Family Engagement Challenge From The Character Effect™

This February, celebrate your family’s strengths of bravery, fairness, and forgiveness with this month’s Family Engagement Challenge! Download this month’s tips here […]

Black History Month
Black History Month

February is Black History Month. We’ll be celebrating all month long! As part of our spotlight, we will be showcasing […]

L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation Increases Investment In Parent Connext™
L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation Increases Investment In Parent Connext™

Parent Connext™, a Beech Acres Parenting Center program that connects parents with individualized parenting support through a visit to or […]

Set An Intention for 2021 For Your Head, Heart, and Hands
Set An Intention for 2021 For Your Head, Heart, and Hands

Imagine what this year could look like if you take the time to genuinely connect with your family and with […]

January Parenting Tips
January Parenting Tips

New year, new parenting tips! Start the year off right by building on your family’s strengths of creativity, humor, and prudence […]

Twelve Days of Presence
Twelve Days of Presence

Being present, mindful and intentionally, being in the moment with your family is one of the best presents you can […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center Anti-Racism Accountability Statement
Beech Acres Parenting Center Anti-Racism Accountability Statement

Our vision of a world where all children are nurtured to discover, cultivate, and apply their natural gifts is impossible […]

A Day of Awakening Joy. A Celebration of the Life of Sharon James
A Day of Awakening Joy. A Celebration of the Life of Sharon James

Today our team takes the opportunity to celebrate the life of Sharon James, a beloved member of our Beech Acres […]

Congratulations Bill & Jenny McCloy!
Congratulations Bill & Jenny McCloy!

We’re excited to share that two of our long-time donors will receive the AFP Philanthropists of the Year Award. Congratulations to […]

Your 3-Year-Old Has AMAZING Strengths!
Your 3-Year-Old Has AMAZING Strengths!

Your 3-year-old has AMAZING character strengths! At this age you are likely seeing bravery, creativity, zest, and lots of curiosity! […]

Kinship Connections Gives Caregivers Hope and Optimism
Kinship Connections Gives Caregivers Hope and Optimism

By Guest Blogger Barbara Strum, Kinship Caregiver When I think of my kinship experience, one word comes to mind and […]

Grateful, My Kinship Experience
Grateful, My Kinship Experience

We’re grateful for the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends caring for a loved one’s child. One grandmother […]

The Ohio Children's Trust Fund: Investing in Strong Communities, Healthy Families, and Safe Children
The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund: Investing in Strong Communities, Healthy Families, and Safe Children

Ohio Families In Crisis Nearly 9 percent of all children in the state of Ohio are being raised by a […]

Celebrating National Kinship Care Month
Celebrating National Kinship Care Month

Guest Blogger Jill Gaines, Kinship Navigator Kinship Connections There are many people from every community, every ethnic group, every socioeconomic […]

Discover Your Strengths
Discover Your Strengths

Each of us has an essential strength profile as unique as our thumbprint. When you discover your strengths, you can […]

A Mom's Perspective on Homeschooling
A Mom’s Perspective on Homeschooling

Guest Blogger Erica Shultz We haven’t always been homeschoolers. When my children were coming to school age, it wasn’t even something […]

National Son's and Daughter's Day 2020
National Son’s and Daughter’s Day 2020

August 11th is National Son’s and Daughter’s day! A day set aside for parents to celebrate their love of their […]

Understanding Racial Disparities: Minority Mental Health
Understanding Racial Disparities: Minority Mental Health

Guest Blogger Medina Rahman, M.Ed., LPCC-S is a Supervisor of Behavioral Health at Beech Acres Parenting Center.  As Minority Mental […]

Natural Strength Parenting Tips to Prepare You For Back to School
Natural Strength Parenting Tips to Prepare You For Back to School

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

Back To School Quick Tips
Back To School Quick Tips

This year back to school has added stress and anxiety due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, we have some […]

Help Your Children Become Comfortable Wearing Masks To Protect Themselves and Others
Help Your Children Become Comfortable Wearing Masks To Protect Themselves and Others

Wear A Mask To Protect Yourself and Others Among the most significant impacts the coronavirus pandemic has had on our […]

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 […]

Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Fluid Fast Facts for Parents
Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Fluid Fast Facts for Parents

Important discussions around gender are happening more and more in today’s families. These discussions are important and can help you […]

Summer Activities From The Character Effect™
Summer Activities From The Character Effect™

Summer is here! Summer officially begins today, but don’t worry, The Character Effect™ is here for you all summer long […]

Juneteenth Reflections From Beech Acres Parenting Center Staff
Juneteenth Reflections From Beech Acres Parenting Center Staff

Juneteenth, A Celebration of Freedom Today we celebrate Juneteenth with some reflections on the day shared by our employees. Juneteenth commemorates […]

Revisiting Screen Time and Online Safety With Your Kids
Revisiting Screen Time and Online Safety With Your Kids

Tech Safety Company, BARK, says they’re escalating 23% more complaints of online predation to law enforcement since the COVID-19 quarantine […]

Love, Race, and Responsibility
Love, Race, and Responsibility

Guest Blogger Katie Garry “Your proximity to Blackness isn’t a magical shield. It’s a responsibility to those who have allowed […]

To The Parents of the Class of 2020
To The Parents of the Class of 2020

To The Parents of the Class of 2020 Guest Blogger: Jill Huynh, VP, New Business Development and Parent Connext™ Beech […]

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 […]

Find Your Family's Purpose, Values, Vision, and Goals
Find Your Family’s Purpose, Values, Vision, and Goals

Why Should You Find Your Family’s Purpose, Values, Vision, and Goals? Happy and successful families are created with intention. They […]

Why Maintaining A Stay At Home Routine Is Important
Why Maintaining A Stay At Home Routine Is Important

Why Maintaining A Stay At Home Routine Is Important Keep your family on track by staying organized during the quarantine. […]

A Busy Mom Shares Her Perspective On Working From Home
A Busy Mom Shares Her Perspective On Working From Home

A Busy Mom Trades Travel For Working From Home An interview with Katie Doviak, Senior Account Executive at TargetX Is […]

Working From Home, From A
Working From Home, From A “Newbie’s” Perspective

A Work From Home “Newbie” Shares His Perspective An interview with Mike Melchers, District Sales Manager – Ohio District at […]

Work From Home Tips From A Seasoned Veteran
Work From Home Tips From A Seasoned Veteran

Expert Tips From A Work From Home Veteran An interview with Chris Beiting, Content Manager, Digital Product at Solution Tree […]

Rainbow Walk Activity
Rainbow Walk Activity

Today is find a rainbow day! 🌈 Download this fun activity for your family.  As you walk around, notice what […]

Take this time to connect with your children! We'll Be Sharing Daily Activities For Your Family.
Take this time to connect with your children! We’ll Be Sharing Daily Activities For Your Family.

Take this time to connect with your children! Keep your child engaged with their social and emotional learning. This week, […]

Take this time to connect with your children! We'll Be Sharing Daily Activities For Your Family.
Take this time to connect with your children! We’ll Be Sharing Daily Activities For Your Family.

Take this time to connect with your children! Keep your child engaged with their social and emotional learning. This week, […]

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 […]

The Character Effect™ Has Been Designated as Evidenced-based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Character Effect™ Has Been Designated as Evidenced-based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Earlier this week we received notice that The Character Effect™ a universal social-emotional learning program for elementary school students has […]

January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is designated to bring awareness to the […]

Thank You!
Thank You!

THANK YOU! Because of your generous spirit, we raised over $2500 yesterday -exceeding our goal. Thank you! Don’t worry, it’s […]

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund: Supporting Grandparents and Other Caregivers In the Community

Thank You To The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund For Supporting Grandparents and Other Caregivers In the Community Last fall, thanks to […]

Help Kids Like Scott Receive Critical Interventions and Services Right in Their School With a Gift To Beech Acres Parenting Center
Help Kids Like Scott Receive Critical Interventions and Services Right in Their School With a Gift To Beech Acres Parenting Center

Scott was sent to the principal’s office. Again. He seemed so angry all the time. His behavior was affecting his […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center Receives Generous Grant From the Scripps Howard Foundation
Beech Acres Parenting Center Receives Generous Grant From the Scripps Howard Foundation

Beech Acres Parenting Center is grateful to the Scripps Howard Foundation for their generous grant of $10,000 designated for our Family […]

Equip-A-Kid
Equip-A-Kid

Can you believe it is already time to start thinking about back to school? While we take time to appreciate […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center Recognized By Anderson Township For 170 Years of Service
Beech Acres Parenting Center Recognized By Anderson Township For 170 Years of Service

On June 21, 2019, during a meeting of the Anderson Township Board of Trustees, Beech Acres Parenting Center was formally […]

This Summer Build Your Child's Strengths With These Fun Activities!
This Summer Build Your Child’s Strengths With These Fun Activities!

Summer vacation is here! Are your kids already bored? We’ve got you covered with some easy, fun summer activities that […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center Restores Historical Ledger
Beech Acres Parenting Center Restores Historical Ledger

Last year we worked with Ohio Book Store to restore and rebind an important piece of our history. This ledger […]

Beech Acres Parenting Center Named One of Cincinnati's Top Workplaces
Beech Acres Parenting Center Named One of Cincinnati’s Top Workplaces

🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Beech Acres Parenting Center has been named a top midsize workplace in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s top workplaces poll for […]

Honoring Board Members Peter A. Alpaugh and David T. Wallace, Esq.
Honoring Board Members Peter A. Alpaugh and David T. Wallace, Esq.

This year Peter Alpaugh and Dave Wallace, two passionate, dedicated parents will be stepping down from the Beech Acres Parenting […]

“I Matter” A Tribute to Sharon James

The 2nd annual Sharon James Day of Awakening Joy will take place next week on November 18th, 2020. Sharon James […]

#ParentingWin
#ParentingWin

Parenting is tough! Sometimes it can be difficult to know if what you’re doing is the right thing. That is […]

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Every day millions of people live with a mental illness. This includes one in […]

Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! There are many important women in a child’s life. But none are more important than “mom.” Mom […]

Understanding Differences between Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
Understanding Differences between Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Understanding Differences between Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Today’s society is becoming increasingly sophisticated in how we view […]

Remembering Sharon James
Remembering Sharon James

It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a beloved and cherished member […]

Announcing The 2019 Strength Spotting Tournament! Find Out What Strengths Are Champions In Your House
Announcing The 2019 Strength Spotting Tournament! Find Out What Strengths Are Champions In Your House

Announcing The 2019 Strength Spotting Tournament! Find Out What Strengths Are Champions In Your House! This March, while you’re watching […]

Parents, You Don't Have To Be Anxious About Anxiety
Parents, You Don’t Have To Be Anxious About Anxiety

Parents, You Don’t Have To Be Anxious About Anxiety Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a […]

Nearly All Children Feel Anxious Sometimes. Here's How You Can Calm An Anxious Child.
Nearly All Children Feel Anxious Sometimes. Here’s How You Can Calm An Anxious Child.

Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under their bed, worrying about the first day […]

#SaferInternetDay
#SaferInternetDay

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

Setting Intentions For Your Head, Heart and Hands In 2019
Setting Intentions For Your Head, Heart and Hands In 2019

Imagine what this year could look like if you take the time to genuinely connect with your family and with […]

Warm Up The Winter Family Challenge Calendar
Warm Up The Winter Family Challenge Calendar

Warm up the winter with this fun Family Challenge from The Character Effect™!   Download and print this December calendar […]

Giving Tuesday 2018
Giving Tuesday 2018

Today is #GivingTuesday! This year we are asking you to support mental health programs for 100 families. Help us raise […]

Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series Continues on February 15th with Louisa Jewell
Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series Continues on February 15th with Louisa Jewell

The Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series continues on February 15th! Mayerson Academy, in partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and […]

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 […]

Thank You!
Thank You!

Thanks to some of our generous donors, we were able to provide some much-needed supplies to kids benefiting from our […]

The Character Effect Comes to Life at LEAP Academy!
The Character Effect Comes to Life at LEAP Academy!

The Character Effect™ is a flexible, new developmental framework launched in seven schools throughout Greater Cincinnati during the 2017-2018 school year. […]