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Preparing for school to start

Here it comes! Mentally preparing your family for school

Guest blog post by our provider partner, Beech Acres Parenting Center Believe it or not, it’s already time to start preparing your children (and yourself!) to head back to school. Back to school season can be

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Parents talk with teens

Talking with Teens About Dating Violence

Over the past few weeks, we've joined with the Violence Free Coalition to share messages around Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Each February, we devote attention to what healthy dating relationships look like and

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Kids fear the doctor

Kids and fear of the doctor

January 22, 2019  |  Anxiety, Coping, Kids

As cold as it's been (and may still be for a little while), it's not a foregone conclusion that kids will get sick. They share germs with each other at school, and those germs often wind up coming home with them - maybe

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Stress reduction

Starting the new year right: Stress reducers

Here we are, starting a new year full of hope and promise. Some of us have set new goals to reach in 2019 - things like losing weight or getting more productive, maybe even finding a new job. Then there are goals like

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calm christmas

Wishes for a calm Christmas

It's hard to believe, but here we are - Christmas is approaching, as is the New Year. Lots of parties and family get togethers are on the schedule between now and January 1, and many people will be eager to get to those

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suicide prevention

Waynesville High students shine light on suicide prevention

Some students at Waynesville High School are on a mission of caring. Working with Guidance Counselor Cathy Joefreda, the kids set out to help their classmates learn to identify signs of suicide and how they can talk

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Stress-free holiday tips

5 Tips to a Stress-Free Holiday

November 19, 2018  |  Coping, holidays, Mental health, Stress

  Contributed by Rich Richmond, Beech Acres Parenting Center Your family, like so many others, may feel additional stress during the holiday season. The days are colder, darker, and shorter. There are added holiday

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