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    October, 2017

    Parents & Guardians,

    Below are some resources to help your children deal with some of the events of recent times.   Although a child (as well as an adult) may not be close to a tragic event, television, radio, newspapers, computers and adult conversations, can have an impact on a child.   If your child is dealing with stress over the recent events, and you would like more help, please ask.

    • In the Aftermath of a Shooting: Helping Your Children Manage Distress. Resource from the American Psychological Association to assist parents talk to children about a shooting event and help them feel safe. See: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx


    • SAMHSA: Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers. This guide gives tips for adults talking to youth of different age groups after a disaster or traumatic event. See:  https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA12-4732/SMA12-4732.pdf



    September, 2017

    Guidance Classes have been learning about RESPECT.   Exactly what is it and how do you teach it?

           Respect:  a way of treating or thinking about something or someone

    10 Parenting Tips for Teaching Respect and Curbing Disrespect   

    • (1)  Model it
    • (2)  Teach it
    • (3)  Discuss it                                                                        
    • (4)  Acknowledge it
    • (5)  Reinforce it       
    • (6)  Expect it    
    • (7)  Praise it  
    • (8)  Correct it  
    • (9)  Understand it                              
    • (10) Reward it

    Teaching respect takes patience, time and a willingness to do as you teach.

                  Adapted from blog by:  Dr. Robyn Silverman

                  To see the full resource, visit:  http://drrobynsilverman.com/parenting-tips

    Remember:  RESPECT:  You have to give it…..to get it!

    September, 2017

    We are starting off a great year!   Here are some tips to help with the beginning of the school year.    Getting things in place now will help the school year go better later. 

    1)  Get involved.  Attend Open House, join PTA, volunteer, join the Listserv, meet the teacher.

    2)  Keep a positive attitude about school.   Your child watches you and can tell when something is important to you.   Discuss any problems with the teacher, the counselor or the administration.  A small misunderstanding can lead to a large problem later.

    3)  Set up a regular routine at home.   Be sure to include some play time, as well as homework time.   It is a great idea to have everyone spend time working, studying or reading all together. 

    4)  Find time to listen to your child, especially if he/she is having some difficulties or coming home upset.   If you can’t help your child, use some of the resources in school or elsewhere.   Help is out there.  

    5)  Healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep make the day better for everyone.

Last Modified on October 6, 2017