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…HOPE with Poetry

Art in all its forms has the power to remind us of what is important and what inspires us. Art connects us within this human experience. We hope this poem will remind your family of the power of hope. Hope is the thing with feathers Emily Dickinson¬†– 1830-1886 Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches…

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Cultivate… SAFETY by Creating a Safety Plan for PTSD Symptoms

If you, your child, or another loved one has PTSD, then you probably already know that symptoms of PTSD can be unpredictable in which that they can happen at any moment. Some PTSD symptoms to look out for are avoidance, negative thoughts, and emotional distress. And because it is PTSD Awareness Month and National Safety…

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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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