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Answers for difficult parenting moments

Want answers and actions for difficult moments in parenting? Attend Becoming a Love and Logic Parent©. This parenting course teaches simple techniques that are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens. A new two-day Love and Logic Parenting class is now available on Thursday and Friday, May 21-22. The class will meet each day from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

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Home Alone for spring break

Many parents leave older children home alone for the first time during spring break. While every child is different, the general rule is children under age 11 do not have the decision making skills to stay home alone. Before leaving a child home alone, here are some questions to ask: Can your child get ready […]

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Answers for difficult parenting moments

Want answers and actions for difficult moments in parenting? Attend Becoming a Love and Logic Parent©. This parenting course teaches simple techniques that are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens. The next one day class is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 24. The next six week class begins April […]

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Every Day is Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is every day for 650,000 Oklahomans who served in our nation’s military, and to all Veterans, we say thank you for your service. Many companies will offer discounts on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11,  to say thanks. Follow this link to the list. If you know a Tulsa area Veteran who needs a place to connect […]

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Culture of respect prevents bullying

It is not OK to ignore bullying at school, at work or at home. All of us have a social responsibility to stop it and to build a culture of mutual respect and safety. We can end bullying if we start by teaching children to respect people who are different. Bullying is violence even if […]

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Bullying Prevention Month

It’s important for parents, teachers and other adults to learn more about bullying. This post is reprinted from an excellent bullying prevention resource to help start the discussion during Bullying Prevention Month: http://www.stopbullying.gov/. What is bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, […]

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Mental illness awareness begins with you and me

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 5-11. The week also includes National Depression Screening Day, October 9, and World Mental Health Day on October 10. Follow this link to take a self-assessment for depression. So  what can we do to raise awareness? Here are some things to share: 1 in 4 people has a mental illness Mental […]

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Prevent suicide: Ask ‘Are you OK?’

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Did you know that most people who commit suicide don’t want to die? They just want the pain to go away. Showing your concern by asking “Are You OK?” makes a difference. What if they say they have a plan to commit suicide? Call 911. Do not leave them alone. […]

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Five ways to reduce stress

Nearly half of us are stressed out, according to a July poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here are easy ways to reduce stress any time: 1. Take a break from what is stressing you. 2. Exercise. A simple walk or stretching can help. 3. Smile and laugh. Laughter truly  is the best medicine. […]

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Family Fun Day

Back to school is stressful for families whose children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues.  To start the year off right, Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma hosted a Family Fun Day  Saturday for its young clients and their families. Staff and board members donated backpacks, school supplies, games and other gifts that clients will take […]

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