As a result, students can build self-esteem and confidence as their effort is rewarded. While it’s great to set individual goals, there’s also a lot of power in setting family goals. Lesson Idea: Create a family mission statement. A family mission statement is like a constitution your family lives by that helps you all make decisions for your life. It represents the purpose and values of your family and will allow you to shape your future according to the principles you as a family holds most dear. Mission statements take many forms: long, short, a saying or phrase, a picture, a poem, or even a song. Make it personal to your family. What does our family want to be known for? How do we treat each other? What unique contributions can we make? What big goals do we want to achieve? Some examples: We want to be the kind of family our dog already thinks we are. Another example, the mission of our family is to create a nurturing place of order, love, happiness, and relaxation, and to provide opportunities for each person to become responsibly independent and effectively interdependent, in order to achieve worthwhile purposes. Post the statement prominently in your home and encourage the entire family to consider it when making goals, decisions, or having disputes.
Student Counseling Groups: Stress & Anxiety
The Counseling Department will be offering a six-week student group sessions on how to manage Stress & Anxiety starting Thursdays, 10/29 (Grades 6-8 & 9-12). Please utilize this interest form if your student is interested in participating. (Our Grade 3-5 group is now full, but please feel free to add your name to the interest list in case there are cancelations.) As always, please feel free to reach out to Miss Allie at email@example.com if you have any questions.