Archive for September, 2019
Coffee with the Counselor Resource List0
by signewhitson in Uncategorized
This school year, I’ll be offering monthly Coffee with the Counselor events at my school on the first Friday of each month. Coffee with the Counselor mornings will provide an informal opportunity for parents & caregivers to discuss issues related to child and adolescent development, mental health, social & emotional development, and general well-being. I’ll share interesting resources and recommend readings on selected topics, to inspire discussion within the group.
To kick of the 2019-2020 year, here are some of the articles I hope can help all of us work together to build a caring community for children. Don’t be put off by the prevalence of the word “fail” in the titles below: these resources make a compelling case for cultivating the skills kids need to tolerate frustration, persist through uncomfortable emotional states, and pick themselves up whenever they fall…or fail. Looking forward to talking about these in October!
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
The Blessing of a B-: Raising Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough