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Counselor Newsletter December 2019

“Tis the season for compassion! Holidays can be joyous for most but painful for those experiencing hardship or loss.  It is our goal to watch compassion in action for the entire month of December.  Students can put compassion into action by supporting one another and making choices that benefit our minds, hearts, bodies and relationships.  To be compassionate, we must first understand empathy.  We will encourage students to use empathic listening skills and relate to others by trying to put themselves in their shoes. Compassion in action is using positive kind words and helping others solve problems.  When we see a friend or loved one upset, we want to help but don’t always know how. This is especially true for our children.  Parents can model this behavior by helping them identify the problem, generate possible solutions, talk about the alternatives (advantages & disadvantages), deciding on a solution and then helping them carry out the plan.

 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  ~ Aesop

 

Reminders/Events:

  • Please encourage your students to bring canned goods to their advisory class.
  • The Parent Project begins January 9-March 12. This program helps empower parents and transform teens (ages 11-19).  Free to attend.  For more information, contact Britany at Join Together Northern Nevada at (775) 324-7557 or email outreach@jtnn.org
  • Warm Coats for Kids Event: Sunday, December 15, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Reno Buick GMC, Pre-Owned Vehicle Building, 1000 Kietzke Lane, Reno. Free to families in need. forkidsfoundation.org