Category Archives: Education

Mental Health Tips for Teens Graduating from High School.

This is a time of excitement and adventure for many young people, but also a time filled with uncertainty.

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Five Tips to Help Children with Autism Learn to Read

Autism doesn’t have to affect a child’s ability to learn, just the way the child learns!

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Talking to Your Child After Tragedy

After any disaster, parents and other adults struggle with what they should say and share with children and what not to say or share with them.

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Local School District Offers ‘Coffee with the Superintendent’

The New Philadelphia City School District is inviting the public to an opportunity to meet with the Superintendent over a cup of coffee.

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Organization Issues Tips to Identify and Manage Stress in Teens

The Project AWARE Ohio team has developed an information brief entitled Stress in Teens: Strategies to Identify and Manage Stress.

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12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

Tired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy.

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ODE Releases Annual School Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education has released and published school report cards for districts across the state.

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Organization Critical to Students’ Success

Class is back in session and education experts are stressing the importance of good organizational skills.

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates.

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streetwear-1683363_640Newsymoms…if you could go back and talk to yourself as a high school freshman, what advice would you give?

I would tell freshman, 15-year-old me that it’s okay.

It’s okay to be nervous. It’s okay to feel like you don’t fit in at times. It’s okay for someone not to like you.
It’s okay to like someone that others do not. It’s okay to be friends with those “un-cool.” It’s okay to have your own style.

It’s okay to be your own person. It’s okay to sit alone. It’s okay to read a book instead of gossip.

It’s okay to try and get good grades. It’s okay not to always get good geades. It’s okay to be unique.

And, it’s not okay.

It’s not okay to make fun of others. It’s not okay to think you’re not good enough. It’s not okay to compare yourself to anyone else.

It’s not okay to take for your own gain. It’s not okay to give up. It’s not okay to give in.

It’s not okay to hate yourself. It’s not okay to hate anyone else.

Some say that ‘it’s only high school,’ and ‘what happens in high school doesn’t matter in the real world.’

That advice may be given with good intentions, but it is wrong. (In my opinion).

What happens in high school DOES matter in the real world.

How you treat someone affects who they are and who YOU are.

How you treat yourself affects high school you AND ‘real world’ you.

High school is a time to create memories that last a life time. It’s up to you to be strong to your character and who you are so that those are memories you are proud to reflect on.

-Be true to who you are.

-Your hair looks fine.

-Be kind, you never know what someone may be going through.

-Work hard in class. It DOES pay off in the end.

-Cherish every moment.

-It’s JUST a pimple!!

<3 Michaela

Here are some more pointers from those that have been there, done that:

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