By Cary Anne Fitzgerald, PDHP Parent/Community Outreach Coordinator Little learners are missing the routines and community of peers that had been nurtured into existence by all the important caring adults in their lives. Elementary school students look to no avail for the golden time of the last trimester, filled with celebrations, activities and fun to… Continue reading This One’s For The Kiddos!
We – family – are one of the four statutes of protective factors when it comes to fighting against risky behaviors.
Did you know that most children cite their parents as the biggest influence in deterring them from doing drugs or drinking alcohol?
It is in this quiet time, quiet place, the safety of the home you have already put in place that a child can process, can work out thoughts on their own, can imagine, can build capacity, can relax mentally, can manage anxieties.
We tune out when in stress or we turn up. This may very well illustrate daily communication in our homes during this crisis. Our brains are in survival mode potentially on a 24/7 basis now.
Know that regardless of at what stage our children are, we can influence their brains very positively.
In our last blog, I posed the questions, who are we now; who will we be after? I am only sure that mindfulness will be part of my answer.