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Child Mental Health

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Mental Health Awareness Month

 

Connect with family. Encourage kids to talk and share what's going on in their lives.                                                              Spend quality time together talking, playing games, reading out loud, dancing and more.



Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on April 18, 2022 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (106)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Have you seen pinwheels around town?  The blue Pinwheels is the national symbol for Child Abuse Prevention.  April is an opportunity to find out about child abuse.  Be a part of the solution.  Register for a workshop, make a donation, report abuse if you suspect a child is being abused.

  

Kid Safety Phone

Posted on March 25, 2022 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (74)



Parents looking for peace of mind when kids are away from them might consider a smart watch.  Especially for young schoolers. This watch is parent approved.  Great reviews.  The GPS is not totally accurate, however it will locate childrren within a block.

GizmoWatch 2 is a kid-friendly smartwatch designed with your child's safety in mind. It is chock-full of features parents will love, like a GPS locator, reminders and easy-to-use parental controls.

This is one smart watch that fosters independence while helping to provide parents a little peace of mind. It includes interactive features like a step tracker to encourage healthy habits and to-do lists with rewards.

Set up to 10 trusted contacts that kids can send voice notes to, call, or text. Waterproof, durable and easy to use.


 

Power Struggles from Toddlers to Teens

Posted on January 28, 2022 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Parenting and season shopping

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (17)

So, you survived Black Friday or are you left with buyers’ remorse? How was your spending? Did you go out shopping with a list, with priorities to buy or did you do impulse buying? How is your cash flow this morning? Are you stressed out, having headaches and feeling overwhelmed?

What we know, based on research, is that the things children need will not be found on store shelves, on-line shopping, but rather, in your home. It is true, children need gifts when they wake up on Christmas Day. However, they need parents who are mentally and emotionally present in their lives. They need the stability of a loving and peaceful environment, adequate food warm shelter and clothes. Clothes doesn’t have to be Nikes and other brand names. Is that latest gaming system, cell phone, etc. what they really need? Just a few questions to ponder. Is the holiday gifting more for you or your children?

Bruce Lee made a great statement about children needs. It is worth considering during this busy time of giving.

Building Self -Esteem

Posted on October 23, 2021 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Self-Esteem is the foundation of building strong children.  Self-esteem is comparable to self-worth. It determines how much value one place on themselves. Self-esteem develops early in life and continues into adulthood. Children who face name calling, put downs, bullying can experience low self-esteem.

Praise your children, give them tasks that they can find enjoyable and meet some level of success. As parents, we need to set the tone as good role models. How we handle difficulties, will teach children how to cope with life problems.  Remember, it is more difficult to repair than build!

 

 

 

 

Child Tax Credit

Posted on July 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (1)

June is Men's Health

Posted on June 12, 2021 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Virtual Learning and a Parent Super Power

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Discipline, A Parent Super Power

Parents, students and school personnel survived the first week of school.  Congratulations to all of you.  

To the parents who opted to do virtual learning this semester, discipline is going to be your super power.  So what is discipline?  Getting up on time, have breakfast, get school dressed, have homework done and play attention as if your child was in class physically.  Parents must take the lead in this type of discipline.  If children  think they can negotiate with their parents to not complete assignments, not log on to their class or decide to play electronic games, you are losing.  

Parents set up a schedule, discuss it with your child and stick to it.  Please make time for recreation, arts and crafts and finding creative ways to see grandparents and friends.  Just know, we will get through this together.