Counseling Resources

Here you will find an ever-expanding library of articles and information relating to Ms. Stone's Counseling curriculum.

Which is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither.
Rewards and punishments are conditional, but our love and positive regard for our kids should be unconditional. Here’s how to change the conversation and the behavior. Read the article here.
by Heather Turgeon, appeared in the New York Times 8.21.18

A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents: How to talk with your child about alcohol and drugs.
As a parent, you are one of the biggest influences on your child’s decision to try alcohol or other drugs. There are several effective ways to discourage your kid from trying addictive substances, and you can be the biggest source of support if your child needs help recovering from addiction. Find out more here.

As a result of our ever-increasing busy schedules, our minds often drift to the past (what we could have done) and to the future (what is going to happen next). Therefore, we tend to lose sight of the "here-and-now." There are multiple ways to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is heavily researched, and has proven to help decrease anxiety, stress, and a host of other physiological and psychological benefits.

Good For Parents 
- Mindful Schools
- The Association for Mindful Education
- Wake up Schools
- Mindful Magazine
- Still Quiet Mind
- Parent Tool Kit
 Get Peace of Mind

Good For Students
- Learning to Breathe
- Beginners Mind
- Mindful Teacher

Teenage Alcoholism
Teenage alcoholism is a tragically common problem that results in thousands of deaths every year. Over half of Americans between 12 and 20 years old have experimented with alcohol. Learn more about teenage drinking and the warning signs of teenage alcoholism here.

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