Cultivate… HOPE by asking questions for a growth mindset

Do you know what the difference is between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? According to Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory, a growth mindset is when we “believe that even basic talents and abilities can be developed over time through experience, mentorship…” and a fixed mindset is believing that our basic qualities, intelligence, talents, and…

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Cultivate…SAFETY by understanding the need for vulnerability

In this brief 4-minute video, Dr. Brene Brown explains that the number one casualty of a fear-based culture is vulnerability. When we don’t feel safe we shut down. Why does it matter if we lose vulnerability? It matters because, as Dr. Brown says, “vulnerability is the birthplace of everything we are hungry for.”

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS using 8 effective strategies with your teens!

To raise resilient teens, it is important for parents and other caring adults to empower teens’ sense of personal responsibility and to help them overcome tough situations by showing them guidance and affection. Teenagers will often times not ask for our support but as parents and caregivers, it is important for us to know they…

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Cultivate…HABITS with the 7 Habits for Happiness

Historically, most of the field of psychology has focused on abnormal psychology and disease, which is highly valuable. More recently, however, there is a branch of psychology focused on the science of well-being and happiness, making its findings useful to everyone. What have they learned? Lifestyle and thought habits make a difference, and these things…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with your child’s teacher

Sometimes its hard to advocate for our children when we do not know the right questions to ask. Part of that is because we sometimes feel uncomfortable talking with the teachers about our concerns around our children’s behavioral health. However, teachers are excellent sources of information as they will help you understand your child’s classroom…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and build a connection with others

A few days a ago, we looked at the three key skills necessary to overcome from traumatic experiences: Willingness to engage with the problem Connecting with others Knowing how to calm oneself when experiencing anxiety Today, we will focus on the second bullet and discuss why connecting with others is important. Relationships are a crucial…

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