Today is #GivingTuesday!
This year we are asking you to support mental health programs for 100 families. Help us raise $2,500 this year and you will be strengthening families right in your community. Your support at any level will inspire and equip parents to raise capable, caring, contributing children!
Here is one mom’s story. Your gift supports local families like this one every day.
Lynda came to Beech Acres Parenting Center on a recommendation from her son’s school. One of her boys was struggling with anxiety which was impacting his academic performance. Mom was struggling at home as well. Working from home had become stressful as the boys were having difficulty getting along with one another, often crying, and unable to focus.
“It was not great at home. I was frustrated by their behaviors. I was desperate for any fix.”
Through her active involvement in her son’s therapy, mom gained valuable insight into her son’s world. And her own.
“Once I became invested in his therapy I realized there was a lot of things that would help me, as well. I chose to not only help him but teach myself how to be involved in his life.”
Through therapy and parent coaching, Lynda gained three valuable strategies to change the trajectory of her family’s life. Focus on strengths, improve communication utilizing powerful questions and expansive listening, and reduce screen time at home.
“My children talk to me now. They approach me with issues. If there is an issue in our house I have a child at my feet letting me know about it. They play together rather than always staring at a screen,” Lynda said.
To reduce her oldest son’s anxiety, mom learned to lean into his strength of curiosity. “He always wants to know ‘why’”, Lynda said. Now, they take the time to be present and explore together.
“Now, I have brothers who love each other and like hanging out with mom. Everything is better.”
This mother’s story is not unique. Your support of Beech Acres Parenting Center is empowering moms and dads across the community to be fully engaged with their children. Give today.
You can support Beech Acres Parenting Center this Giving Tuesday in several ways.
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