Solving Challenging Behavior

Are the meltdowns, power struggles and talking back just getting worse? In this virtual presentation, Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, will share techniques to turn your home and school setting from a battleground into a more peaceful place.     *private event for Bright Beginnings

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One Goal at a Time

This last month many of us were unexpectedly thrown into a new endeavor – teaching our children at home. This sudden added role is further complicated by several other factors, including our own work expectations, meeting the learning needs for multiple children, and managing stress levels in this chaotic time. If you have a child […]

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Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Our Gifted Kids

During this parent night presented by Buckeye Local Schools and the Educational Service Center of Medina County, Dr. Barlow will discuss characteristics and features of gifted individuals that may not be commonly understood.  She will review the theory of over sensitivities and how this can contribute to challenges for gifted individuals as well as for […]

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Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

It’s easy to recognize that a child hiding behind a parent’s leg, trying to disappear from a friendly stranger’s questions, may be feeling shy and a little anxious at that moment. It’s also pretty widely acknowledged that certain scenarios like public speaking, starting a new school, or going away to camp may create a bit […]

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Part 1: Speaker Series: Solving Challenging Behavior

Presented by Connecting For Kids Are the meltdowns, power struggles and talking back just getting worse? In this two-part series, Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, will share techniques to turn your home from a battleground into a more peaceful place. Before participating in this program, you must: 1) Listen to the Podcast “Understanding Your Child’s Challenging […]

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Being a Pillar When Facing Conflict

Anyone who spends a lot of time with adolescents is used to hearing about the day-to-day “drama” of peer relationships. For teens prone to anxiety and low self-esteem, even relatively minor conflicts with peers can create elevated distress. These are teens who tend to have difficulty accurately interpreting non-verbal cues and who react strongly to […]

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Mindfully Communicating with Teachers

As the new school year gets into full swing, you likely have had opportunities to meet new teachers, classroom aides, intervention specialists, and other staff that may be helping your child. If you haven’t, then the opportunity is probably not far away. Teachers and school staff play a vital role in the day-to-day experience of […]

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