Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS with Poetry

Poetry week continues… Here is a fun one by Shel Silverstein, which embodies the “win-win mentality” we’ve discussed in a previous post, but in the poet’s characteristically playful way! Hug O’ WarI’d rather play at hug o’ war,Where everyone hugsInstead of tugsWhere everyone gigglesAnd rolls on the rug,Where everyone kissesAnd everyone grinsAnd everyone cuddlesAnd everyone…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and know the difference between healthy and unhealthy teen relationships

As our children grow into their teenage years, they may start to experience some complications in their relationships with their friends. Healthy relationships with other peers gives our teens the opportunity to develop their social skills, learn how to cooperate with others, resist negative peer pressure, and effectively resolve conflicts. In this short video, your…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS By Asking Your Kids For Advice

Do you sometimes catch yourself stepping in to help get your kids out of a sticky situation? Have they ever asked you to bring their homework to school because they forgot it at home and it was due? Been there, done that. But as a friendly reminder, it is also important to remember that children…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and Prevent Your Child From Drinking Alcohol

National Prevention Week incorporates daily themes to focus on substance abuse topics and today, we will be talking about preventing underage drinking and alcohol misuse. Did you know that 60% of individuals between the ages of 12-20 reported using alcohol in the past month were also binge alcohol users? Binge drinking equals 5 or more…

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Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS by being a safe place for your teen’s difficult emotions

We often confuse mental wellness with feeling good all of the time. While it’s true that practicing optimism, gratitude, and other wellness skills can drastically improve mental health, we will never be exempt from experiencing uncomfortable emotions. Sadness, anxiety, grief, loneliness, and more are all normal during this time. In a recent article for in…

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