Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with “Words To Live By” Activity

Art has many benefits to our mental health using art in a therapeutic way can help us develop self-awareness and self-confidence. In fact, art therapy is also used to help children develop social skills and achieve their sense of well-being. No matter how creative or experienced you are, there are many art therapy practices which…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with SAMHSA’s Tips for Talking with Children During COVID-19

Supportive adults such as parents, caregivers, and teachers have an important role in communicating with children and providing them with support to help them manage their responses to COVID-19. The Substance Abused Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released their talking tips to help parents and other supportive adults to communicate effectively with children and…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION during Stress

More than ever, there is a need to have important conversations and make important decisions with family members concerning changes to routine and other life adjustments. At the same time, one or more family members may be experiencing elevated levels of stress on a given day. Talk about a recipe for potential conflict! If you…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION by understanding children’s body language

Ever heard of the phrase “listen with your eyes and ears?” When it comes to communication, we listen with our ears for verbal cues and we listen with our eyes for nonverbal cues such as physical appearance. Communication helps us develop meaningful relationships with others but being able to better understand the other person’s nonverbal…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION with a Win-Win Mentality.

Stephen Covey’s famous book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, includes today’s communication technique. The Win-Win mentality is habit number four, and is also included in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This mentality is useful in nearly all facets of life from helping your child navigate friend conflict to negotiating at work.…

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