Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE during PTSD Awareness Month

Did you know June is also PTSD Awareness Month? PTSD, or posttraumatic stress disorder, is a mental health disorder that can be developed after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, car accident, being a victim or witness to violence, or death of a close family member or friend. Research has…

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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… COMMUNICATION with The Power of Pause

Did you know that taking a moment of silence in between statements is actually an important skill to mindful communication? Children (and adults) who don’t have the skills to control their impulsive behaviors tend to be more reactive (immediate and without conscious thought) than responsive (longer, thoughtful action) in a stressful situation. So when kids…

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Cultivate… SAFETY by Eliminating Toxic Influences

As we wrap up Mental Health Month, we are sharing Mental Health America’s Tools 2 Thrive toolkit, which is filled with tools and resources that everyone can use to improve their mental health, resiliency, and emotional safety. On average, 80% of Americans have experienced emotional abuse. Therefore, Eliminating Toxic Influences is one of the many…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE and Understand Oklahoma’s Law on Reporting Child Abuse

Did you know that every single person in Oklahoma, including you and me, are legally obligated to make a report if a child under the age of 18 is suspected to be a victim of abuse or neglect? In fact, under Oklahoma’s Title 10A, Section 1-2-101, it is a misdemeanor offense for anyone who fails…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION by Sharing Feelings Through Art

Are you curious to how your child is feeling but he or she struggles with communication? This can be very frustrating to parents and caregivers to not know how their child is feeling during difficult times such as experiencing a loss in the family, stay-at-home orders due to the pandemics, or even bullying situations. That…

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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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Cultivating… COMMUNICATION with Self-Empowering Mantras

Everyone knows that self-care is important and having a self-care routine can reduce our anxiety and restore our energy (physically and mentally). But sometimes, we lack the motivation to practice self-care. So what do we do if once we lose motivation and energy to continue our self-care routines? The answer: positive self-talk. We’ve mentioned before…

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