Periodic tips and strategies from School Counselor, Mrs. Debbie Wolf, and School Psychologist, Dr. Michele Loving
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:48pmWe are off to an excellent start in the New Year at TRES. With a clean slate and New Years Resolutions, January is the perfect time of the year to talk about goal setting. We’ve all shared the frustration when we our children (and ourselves) not trying hard to accomplish something when they are perfectly capable. What can we do? One way is to foster a growth-mindset or a “can-do” attitude to help your child learn to set goals and meet them. Parents, here are some ideas for helping your kids with goal setting:
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:38pm’Tis the season for being oh so busy- at home and here at school. Our calendars are filling with many fun, yet time consuming activities. An excellent way for you and your children to savor the precious moments as well as navigate some extreme emotions during this time of the year is through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the state of being aware of the present moment. This happens when we notice and accept what is going on with our feelings, body, and surroundings without judgement. Through mindfulness practice and exercises, children and adults can learn to regulate their emotions. Mindfulness is the framework for living purposefully in your actions and feelings.
Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:17pmWith almost two months of school under our belt, the reality of life commitments (school, friends, family, extra curricular activities, etc) are in full swing. These commitments can be fun, rewarding, and make us well rounded, yet they can also trigger anxiety. Is anxiety a bad thing? Anxiety is a normal response to a new and/or unexpected situations.