Posts Tagged: Relationships

Summit Fundraising Letter

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Categories: News
Dear Friend, I will get straight to the point: We need your support to continue saving lives! These are unprecedented circumstances and we can only face these enormous challenges together. GIVE NOW As I write this from my desk at home, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has now surpassed 100,000+ deaths in the U.S. and 2,000 [...] Read More

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

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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Resources to Discuss Race With Your Child

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At what age is it appropriate to start talking to your kids about race and racism? According to the educators and counselors, it is never too early to start the conversation. Here are 10 Tips For Talking & Teaching Your Kids About Race, From MomsRising.org 1) Start early. By 6 months of age babies are […]

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Stonewalling

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We have all been there when arguing with our partner, it typically occurs at the end of the whole fiasco… Blank facial expressions, silent stares, or walking out of the room are all examples of stonewalling. The term stonewalling refers to the act of turning away from the discussion, (or person) due to a lack […]

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Defensiveness

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Many times when we get into arguments, one person in the relationship criticizes or is contemptuous, which often leads to the other partner feeling attacked. When someone is feeling attacked they get defensive or shuts down emotionally. Most of the time, Criticism, contentment, and defensiveness are doing a little dance together during an argument. This […]

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Corroding Relationships with Contemptment

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Another act besides criticizing that negatively impacts relationships is contemptment. This behavior is also known as disrespect or coming from a place of superiority. This is the biggest indicator of divorce according to Gottman’s research. Couples who are contemptuous of each other will also have higher health-related issues, such as colds or flues. This behavior […]

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Distracting from Racing Thoughts

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We have all experienced racing thoughts that seem uncontrollable or impossible to untangle. Many times it can be helpful to reframe the thought or return to a calming mantra to feel grounded. These skills can work for many situations, but not all. Other times the thoughts are so intense, those powerful tools don’t seem to […]

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