Is your child going to transition to Middle School? Does this send chills down your spine? It is hard not to recollect our own Middle School experiences and wonder if our children can survive this time. Here are 7 Reasons why the transition to Middle School is scary and how you can help your own child with their fears during this time. Transition to Middle School Fears 1. Different Teachers - In elementary school, most children are assigned to a homeroom teacher that they are with all ... Read More about 7 Reasons The Transition to Middle School Is Scary
Outdoor play! Do your kids play with other kids outside, in your neighborhood? Is there a group of kids that roam the neighborhood asking others to play? Does this happen without adults interfering or trying to control the play happening between the children? How awesome if this is happening in your neighborhood! It is beneficial for your children to play outdoors. Exploring the neighborhood Physical activity, social interactions, a sense of belonging, and nature are all essential ... Read More about Encourage Kids To Play Outdoors
Finding A Circle of Parenting Support- Who is in your circle of parenting support? What does that mean? Why is it important? As moms, we try to be it all, know it all and do it all. Why is that? I truly think it is in our genes. After 26 years of being a parent, I realize the importance of having a circle of parenting support. So who is in YOUR circle of support? Who is in Your circle of Parenting Support? Circle of parenting support is just what it sounds like: people around ... Read More about Do You Have Parenting Support?
Trauma in your family? Has your child experienced a traumatic event? Coping with dramatic events in life causes trauma. And trauma impacts a child’s behaviors and coping skills. Is your child acting out? Do they struggle with school, relationships or have had a major loss recently? Trauma Informed Parenting skills can help. What Is Trauma Informed Parenting? Trauma Informed Parenting is adjusting your parenting methods in order to respond to your child’s needs based on the trauma ... Read More about Trauma Informed Parenting
Middle school anxiety? Ahh, the lovely years of Middle School. Is it surprising that during middle school our children are feeling an increase in anxiety? As a parent you may struggle on how to help your child because some of the same techniques you used to calm your toddler may not work the same with your preteen. You need new tricks up your sleeve to calm this middle school anxiety. You need all new stress management activities for middle school. How To Use ... Read More about Soothing Anxiety in Middle School