Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS by Understanding The Importance of Supportive Adult Relationships

Research has shown children with at least one supportive adult relationship will overcome hardships later in life, regardless of their upbringing. It is important for parents and caregivers to provide them with support along with other skills in order to strengthen their foundation of resilience they need to effectively cope with future possible stress and…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and help teens stay connected to friends

Teens are already going through important years of their lives and during this time, they cherish their friendships more than anything. COVID-19 is impacting our teens’ mental health and social connectedness. During this time of physical distancing, teens may start to feel sad and isolated as their connection with friends is limited. First, it is…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS by adding family time to daily routines

In our “Cultivate… COPING and create structure around school at home” post, we discussed the importance of structuring each day for minimal interruptions and to ensure work is being done doing work time. But did you know that daily routines can also help strengthen family relationships? Daily routines offer many benefits to children and structuring…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE and learn the core functions of the brain

This week is Brain Awareness Week and for the next few days, we will be posting information about our brains and how they work! Today, we will talk about the core functions of the brain. The brain has three main sections of the brain: forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain. The forebrain is the largest and most…

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Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS with Music

The idea for today’s post came from the pivotal scene in the movie, Her Smell, in which the main character’s struggle with addiction and mental illness leads to the destruction of her successful band, and a rift in her relationship with her daughter. (mild spoiler alert to follow) In this important scene, the main character…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS by respecting personal space

Positive peer relationships give children opportunities to improve their basic social skills and one important skill they will need to know is to respect others’ personal space. Here is a video on some ways to help young kids understand and respect personal space: For more ideas, visit https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/picking-up-on-social-cues/how-to-teach-your-child-about-personal-space.

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS with your child’s school counselor

Did you know that this week is also National School Counseling Week? Sponsored by the American Counseling Association (ASCA), National School Counseling Week will be celebrated between now and Feb. 7th, 2020. By honoring school counselors across the state and nation, we will highlight the impact school counselors can have in helping our kids achieve…

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