Cultivate… SAFETY by speaking human to human

Last week, we talked the first of six strategies rooted in positive psychology to create psychological safety. As a reminder, psychological safety is the belief that you will not be punished for making a mistake because everyone has trust for each of their team member. Here is tip #2 from Paul Santagata’s six strategies: 2.…

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Cultivate…SAFETY by Approaching Conflict as a Collaborator

Emotional safety isn’t just a touchy-feely concept. Study after study shows it is not only key to mental health, but also innovation and success. In fact, Google completed a two year study to find out what made some of their teams more high-performing than others. Guess what they discovered was the number one factor for…

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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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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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Cultivate… COPING with The COPE Inventory

The Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE) inventory is a multi-dimensional tool that assess a person’s coping strategy to deal with stress. The COPE inventory has three components: Problem-focused coping, which measures active coping, planning, suppression of completing activities, restraint coping, and seeking of instrumental social support. Emotion-focused coping, which measures seeking of emotional social…

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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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