Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS by being an Upstander to Bullying

Instead of becoming a bystander to bullying, youth can become an “upstander” by taking action when they witness bullying occur. Their support can greatly impact their peer who is being bullied. Youth who are supported by upstanders tend to be less anxious and depressed. Upstanders will question the bullying behavior, redirect the conversation, help diffuse…

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Cultivate…COPING in non-addictive ways of handling anger

Addictive coping mechanisms? That’s right! Much like behavioral scientists understand alcohol and substance abuse as an addiction to a method of coping, they understand a range of other behaviors as addictive as well. This includes gambling, hoarding, and sex addiction. More recently, scientists are viewing anger through the lens of addiction theory as well. Ever…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with a picture telling exercise!

Verbal and nonverbal effective communication is the foundation of all relationships and it helps us when we interact with other people. Effective communication fosters our relationship with loved ones and it positively fulfills our need for connectivity. Not only effective communication is very important for children to achieve their need for connectivity, but it also…

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Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS by helping your child who may be struggling

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) WhyCare? campaign is currently raising the awareness on mental health and the importance of treatment services for everyone and anyone affected by mental illness. Mental illness has a ripple effect on individuals, families, communities, and even the entire world. Did you…

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