Parent Alert | November 2022 | The Benefits of Being Grateful

Parent Alert | November 2022 The Benefits of Being Grateful John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”  Gratitude is an important part of life, and a simple thank you goes further than you realize.  Multiple…

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Parent Alert | October 2022 | Fun Family Fall Activities

Fun Family Fall Activities I love fall.  The colors, the sweater weather, the hot chocolate, and getting together with family and friends for a bonfire or high school football game.  There is so much to do this time of year from going to school events, preparing the yard for the inevitable foot of snow that…

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Parent Alert | September 2022

  Back to School: Keeping Students Safe from Counterfeit Pills It is that time of year again! Students are flooding back into classrooms and our commutes are being interrupted waiting for the bus to pull their stop sign back in.  As our students get back into the day to day routine of homework and after-school events…

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Parent Alert | August 2022

Parent Alert | August 2022 Youth Connectedness Is an Important Protective Factor for Health and Well-being Connectedness is an important protective factor for youth that can reduce the likelihood of a variety of health risk behaviors. Connectedness refers to a sense of being cared for, supported, and belonging, and can be centered on feeling connected to school,…

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Summer Fun for Teens | Parent Alert | June 2022

Parent Alert | June 2022   The school year is over, and summer is just around the corner. Kids are excited about their well-deserved break, and while you might be just as excited, you’re probably thinking about how to keep them occupied over the next few months. Teens are often struggling to assert their independence, so…

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Mental Health Awareness Month | Parent Alert | May 2022

      SAMHSA May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to provide education and resources surrounding the topic of mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.” Mental illness and substance use disorder are commonly…

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Parents Who Host Lose the Most | Parent Alert | April 2022

  HERE WE GO… After two years of COVID restrictions, proms, graduations, and graduation parties can be held again with friends and family. But this season, COVID may not be the biggest risk to our youth. In fact, one of the biggest risks to our youth is right in your own homes. Part of my…

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Helping Your Busy Teens | Parent Alert | March 2022

Is Your Teen Too Stressed?Spring is a notoriously stressful time for students. A certain level of stress is normal, but how can you tell if your teen is too stressed, and what can you do to help them? Watch for these signs of severe stress: 1. Lack of sleep: Many experts say that most teens need…

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