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Oct
14
BUILDING CHARACTER: 3 Proven Tips To Help Build Confidence | Fostering Self Esteem Part 3

Most parents want to see their children become confident and independent adults with good self esteem. In this series, Erica explores how you can foster self esteem and confidence at home with your Priorities, Discipline, and Building Character. In part 2, Erica dives into how to help build character in your children by helping them answer "Why" to good behavior. Erica Gregory explains how having a foundation in morals and integrity can grow self esteem and confidence in children.


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Sep
30
3 Proven Tips To Help Build Confidence in Your Child | Fostering Self Esteem Part 2: Discipline

Most parents want to see their children become confident and independent adults with good self esteem. In this series, Erica explores how you can foster self esteem and confidence at home with your Priorities, Discipline, and Building Character. In part 2, Erica dives into your discipline and boundary setting and gives examples to use discipline to grow confidence and character, rather than bringing out problem behavior like lying.


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Sep
23
Fostering Confidence in Children Part 1: Priorities | Counselor Led Parenting Talk

Most parents want to see their children become confident and independent adults. In this series, Erica explores how you can foster that confidence at home with your Priorities, Discipline, and Building Character. In part one, Erica dives into your priorities in parenting and how you can help your child discover their personal strengths


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Aug
23
Guided Imagery To Decrease School Anxiety | Counselor Led Anxiety Reduction Tool



Guided Imagery To Decrease School Anxiety | Counselor Led Anxiety Reduction Tool






JCAC Counselor, Erica Gregory, guides you through a guided imagery to help you calm anxiety around school. Whether it's about going back to school, facing a hard test, or anything you may be dreading, this video can help you take back control of your thoughts and emotions, allowing you to feel more empowered and confident as you face something hard.



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Jun
29
What Is Parent Coaching? FAQs Answered by a JCAC Counselor

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What are parent coaching sessions?


Parent coaching sessions are focused on learning better ways to help your child manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but they also help parents better communicate with their child. Parent coaching sessions typically consist of 4 parts: 1) Considering and adjusting your current perspective, 2) Reconnecting with your child, 3) Learning new parenting strategies and techniques to try, and 4) Practicing and continuing those new strategies in daily life.



What are some things that I will learn in a parent coaching session?


During a parent coaching session, we go over: using proactive and preventative techniques; seeing what life is like through the eyes...

Jun
24
Understanding Your Child's Anxiety Part 4 | Behavior Changes & How To Calm Your Child's Anxiety






What are the behaviors children exhibit if they have Anxiety? In the 4th and final part of this series, Erica discusses the body symptoms your child may experience and how these body symptoms relate to anxiety when kids are triggered by an anxious situation. She shares tips for parents on how to talk about anxiety with their child, modeling behaviors, and the importance of staying calm.



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Jun
17
Understanding Your Child's Anxiety Symptoms, Part 3 | Increased Need For Control






What are the behaviors children exhibit if they have Anxiety? In Part 3 of this 4 part series, Erica discusses the behaviors associated with an "increased need for control" and how your child may experience this symptom of anxiety when they are triggered by an anxious situation. She shares tips for parents on how to talk about anxiety with their child, modeling behaviors, as well as explains the benefits of play therapy for your child. Next week, in Part 4, Erica will discuss the physical body symptoms your child may present when triggered by anxiety.



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Jun
15
What Is Play Therapy? JCAC Counselor Answers FAQs From Parents


Are you just playing with my child?


The act of playing is more than just having fun. The act of playing is a time for exploration, discovery, connection, and deep learning. Play is a neural exercise and paramount for supporting brain development. It is a crucial attachment need, where we experience a fun playful exchange in our relationships. Through play, we experience bursts of oxytocin (the love chemical), thus creating and supporting connections in relationships. Additionally, other mood enhancing chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins are released during playful activity.


What does play encourage my child to do?


Play encourages self-exploration through acting out different role...


Jun
10
Understanding Your Child's Anxiety Symptoms, Part 2 | Avoidance & How To Support Your Child






What are the behaviors children exhibit if they have Anxiety? In Part 2 of this 4 part series, Erica discusses the behavior of “avoidance” and how your child may experience this symptom of anxiety when they are triggered by an anxious situation. She shares tips for parents on how to talk about anxiety with their child, modeling behaviors, as well as explains the benefits of play therapy for your child. Next week, in Part 3, Erica will discuss your child’s increased need for control when experiencing anxiety.




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Jun
03
4 Symptoms of Anxiety In Children Explained⎮Part 1: Behavior Changes






This video is a 5 part series about what anxiety looks like in children and what parents can do to support their child with Anxiety. In Part One of our series on What Anxiety Looks Like in Children, Erica discusses the Behavioral changes your child may experience when they are triggered by an anxious situation. Erica explains the differences in what anxiety looks like in children versus adults and how children communicate that they are feeling anxious. Check out Part 2 next week where Erica discusses avoidance and what it looks like in children with anxiety!



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