Natural Strength Parenting

15 Mar

One Dad’s Parent Connext™ Story

Ben was a dad struggling with negativity following his recent divorce when he saw a Parent Connext™ flyer in his child’s pediatrician’s office. He was carrying with him a tremendous amount of anger, bitterness, and resentment. These emotions were having a negative impact on his relationship with his son. Divorce is one of the more common ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) that can have a significant impact on a child’s development. Meaningful cooperation between parents during a divorce is critical to...

07 Jan

Build Your Child’s Strengths with Natural Strength Parenting™

Did you know building on your child’s innate strengths can help improve their overall well being? Natural Strength Parenting™ is Beech Acres Parenting Center’s unique approach to parenting. Natural Strength Parenting™ encourages parents to be intentional and mindful with their parenting while focusing on their child’s innate strengths. This approach equips parents with tools, strategies and understanding to make a positive influence on your child’s mental health. We promise these skills aren’t hard, and more of your conversations will be...

28 Dec

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Why not start the year by setting an intention to spot your child’s strengths? Everyone has their own individual unique strengths inside them (24 to be exact!). This year 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 Survey with your family....

07 Dec

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… So, here’s the question right?!? How do I get my kids to do what they’re told, be kind to others, tell the truth, be responsible, respect their elders and do it all in a timely fashion with a smile on their face? Sound familiar? Well, here’s my surprisingly simple suggestion; Catch them in the act of being good. Behind that surprisingly simple solution...

07 Dec

Discipline is Learning

Discipline is Learning This month we focused on discipline here on Beech Roots. We hope that one thing you’ve taken away from this important, and complex topic is that discipline is about learning. We want to use strengths-based techniques with our children in order to achieve the outcomes and behaviors you desire. In case you missed anything we’ve collected everything below. What other topics would you like us to cover? Discipline Changing the Outcome of Conversations with Your Children What is Discipline,...

12 Nov

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 child about an expectation or a request and it’s met with an explosive response or a refusal to do what you’ve asked. If you are like many parents in this situation, you may react to your child’s defiance with a reactive response of ‘how dare you speak to me that way’ and then follow up with a consequence. Often, this is...

26 Oct

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 group of kids who have strong personalities can be difficult and stressful for children of all ages. It can be particularly tricky for a highly sensitive child. Highly sensitive children may demonstrate some of these qualities: incredibly perceptive very inquisitive prefers quiet play over play with others often labeled ‘shy’ or ‘highly emotional’ quick to react feels their feelings deeply, especially rejection and criticism of others or...

19 Sep

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 School with my daughter for the first time, as she begins Kindergarten in a few days, I have Beech Acres Parenting Center unique approach to parenting on my mind, Natural Strength Parenting™ and the specific tools of Intentional, Strength-Based and Mindful that may be helpful. Specifically, I am thinking Strength-Based and the Character Strength of Social Intelligence(Friendship) and how important that this...

05 Sep

From The Pool To Back To School, Get Your Family Back To A Routine

Back to School, Back to Routine After spending the entire summer lounging by the pool you’re dreading getting back in that carpool lane. Here are some ideas to make the back to school transition a little less bumpy. Use Mindfulness To Calm Those Back to School Jitters Your kids probably realized that school is about to being when that trip to get some ice cream turned into an all-day shopping trip for new school shoes. Back to school shopping can trigger anxiety in...

17 Aug

Back to School!

Can you believe it is already time for Back To School?! All month long we’ll be sharing tips, information, and links to help you prepare your family to head back to school, get back into a routine, and deal with social issues that come with a new school year. Of course, our tips are based in Natural Strength Parenting™, our unique strengths-based approach to parenting. Once you get your back to school shopping finished and get your calendars updated, be sure bookmark...