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Grammar School Counseling

The Grammar School Counseling Program at Whitesburg Christian Academy is designed to help fulfill the overall mission of the school and help develop the social and emotional learning of our youngest students.  Students participate in monthly classroom guidance lessons to help them identify and positively express emotions, increase interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive personal relationships, develop self-management and goal-setting skills, foster a growth mindset, and develop God-honoring character traits.  Additional services include individual and group counseling, counseling referrals, educational/psychological testing referrals, standardized testing preparation and administration, and parent-teacher conferences as needed.
Here are some of my favorite resources as you help your children navigate this time in their lives:
Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way.
If you have a daughter, it would be surprising if she doesn't struggle with anxiety and worry--either in short episodes or for longer periods. For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. Today's parents need to know what contributes to anxiety and worry and how they can empower their daughters to overcome troubling emotions.
Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood. Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. Contains chapters such as “Sit Still! Pay Attention!” “Deficits and Disappointments,” and “Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage.”
Technology is by far one of the most fearful parts of parenting in today's culture. And it changes constantly. As a parent, how do you stay current? How do you teach your children to use technology responsibly? Taming the Technology Monster can help. This booklet contains 8 guiding principles to raising digital natives. It breaks each idea into understandable, practical concepts to help you protect your children against all that technology can bring not only into your home, but into their hearts. Regardless of your child's age, you will be equipped with ways to stay ahead of the trends facing your kids every day, as well as ways to connect in the midst of those trends. Taming the Technology Monster will help you discover ways you can turn technology into opportunities for good in the life of your child and family.