Although many of us look forward to the Holiday season there are many aspects that can become quite stressful. Check out these tips from Jennifer Wolkin at Mindful.org on how to better deal with Holiday stressors.
In a world full of screens, media, and other related content it can be difficult to know the do’s and don’ts related to young children. Check out this parenting resource from Zero to Three which lists and debunks five common misconceptions related to young children and the impact of screen use.
Check out what the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) has to say about Mental Health Month, and find additional resources.
Also, May 10th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: “Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma”. Follow the link to find out more about this event.
Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC will be marching as a team in the Hardin County March of Dimes walk this Saturday April 28th, 2018!
If you’re able to help our team meet our donation goal…you can:
Visit our team fundraising page at http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/BRIGHTERFUTURESCOUNSELING
Check out our Facebook Page and Click on the Link to donate.
Also, please let us know if you’d like to walk with us on Saturday, April 28th in Elizabethtown, KY!
100% of donations go to March of Dimes!
Check out this article in The New Enterprise, written by Becca Owsley with contributions from C.J. Quick, LPCC-S, LMFT, RPT-S.
**We would love for you to take a pinwheel and plant it in our yard to show your support for children having great childhoods and to help raise awareness about Preventing Child Abuse**
How Can You Help?
Did someone help you have a great childhood when you were young – perhaps a parent, sibling, teacher or coach? Do you help children in your life today have a great childhood – your own kids, nephews or nieces, or maybe children you mentor or babysit?
Throughout April, celebrate the lives you touch and those who have touched yours by honoring them with a pinwheel – the national symbol for the great childhoods all children deserve because our children are our future.
Why Pinwheels for Prevention?
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. What our research showed, and what our experiences since then have borne out, is that people respond to the pinwheel. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.
Why Do We Care?
Because children are our future…
Our most basic obligation is to support the healthy development of our nation’s children. The great childhoods we want for our children require a loving and supporting environment. Children who are raised in supportive and stable environments are more academically and financially successful, and great childhoods help children grow into productive, contributing adults who help their community, and our country, be prosperous and competitive in the global economy.
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This summer, Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC is teaming up with a local school supplies drive, “Don’t Miss the Bus,” to help more students in our area start the school year off right. The drive is an important initiative, as it supports hundreds of local students and families who would otherwise struggle to acquire the supplies needed for a successful start to the school year.
To join the cause, Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC has signed up as an official Don’t Miss the Bus School Supplies Drive drop-off location, which means you’ll see a collection bin in our lobby starting the July 6th through July 27th. If you’re able, we’d love for you to bring in whatever items you can from the attached flyer – every bit helps! We also ask that you please spread word of the drive to your friends, family, clients, and neighbors so we can reach more students and families in our community who need our support.
Check out this article we found on Mindful.org which provides great information on the over use of media by youth as well as ways to be mindful with tech use as a family. There is also a great link to assist families with setting up a family media plan or make use of a media time calculator.