Posts Categorized: Summit Staff Blogs

Growth Through Gratitude

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During extraordinary times like these, it can be difficult to cultivate gratitude. Our brains are not designed to lean towards scanning for the positives. For biological and survival purposes, we are created to search for threats. Unfortunately, having an “attitude of gratitude” takes effort. Scanning for the positives is a learned skill, that requires daily […]

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What is the Origin of Bullying and How to Handle It

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The word bully has become a big topic in recent years and there is a lot of different information on how to handle it. With increasing technology and the school environment, children deal with more opportunities for bullying every day. Bullying can start from several different places. If a child is experiencing aggression at home, […]

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Summer Break and Covid-19

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One of the most exciting parts of the year is here for students. Summer! Going to camp, hanging out with friends, and family trips are just a few of the things that Summer brings. However, our world has completely changed in the past 4 months. COVID-19 has forced us to change and adjust to things […]

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Family Boredom Kit

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Categories: Mariah Dantzler
After 4 months of physically distancing at home, you have probably already exhausted all of your sidewalk chalk, bubbles, water balloons and just about every other item in your boredom busting book of tricks. Click the button or image below for some fun and creative activities for you and your kids to enjoy together. Download COVID-19 Fighting [...] Read More

What Happens When it Feels Like the House is on Fire!

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Human beings are magnificently designed. When we are in a life-threatening situation our body reacts while shutting down our prefrontal cortex where planning, analyzing and problem solving occur. This process allows us to react immediately without wasting time. If, for example, a lion is running towards us in an open field it would be best […]

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Planted Not Buried: The Ultimate Reframe

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At this point in time many people are feeling as if our “new normal” is permanent. Information overload continues and it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with what’s true and what’s not true. COVID-19 has led to job loss, lay-offs, changes in the school structure, cancelled vacations, and social isolation. Many individuals find themselves […]

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Have you ever wondered “Is my child a bully?” or “Is bullying behavior affecting my child?”

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Parents, teachers and counselors are noticing the increase of bullying in culture today. It is important to understand that both kids who are bullied and who bully others are at risk for serious and lasting emotional problems if the underlying causes aren’t addressed. Therefore, I want to provide information to help identify bullying signs and […]

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Kids Know Technology, Parents Know Relationships

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Let’s face it, technology can be daunting, especially for those of us who did not earn a degree in computer science or some other technology related field. Technology is everywhere and encompasses a wide range of activities we engage in, as individuals and families, from communication and connection to learning and having fun. In today’s […]

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