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Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

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As the Family Support Therapist at Blue Ridge, I work with the parents of our students in the field. My role is to offer space for families to experience their own process, which often parallels the student process but is distinctly different for obvious reasons. Teens are in the woods, with both the discomfort that it brings and the luxury of not having to attend to their “normal” lives. 

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Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

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One of the most common questions parents ask about democratic free schools is, “What if they just play all day? How will they learn anything?” This is a very normal concern, and a question every parent of a democratically schooled child should know the answer to. I’m going to use some real life examples of learning opportunities during play that I have observed and participated in at Makarios. I’ll talk about “the three R’s,” science, and interpersonal skills.

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Approaching Academics at Makarios Community School

Just how do we approach academics at Makarios Community School? In her recent blog, Jannica Morton shared several points of how a Democratic Free School is similar to Finland's #1 internationally ranked education system. Before ever reading anything about Finland’s major shift, I began to explore educational alternatives which eventually lead to the creation of Makarios Community School, the first Democratic Free School in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

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Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

healyourself

As the Family Support Therapist at Blue Ridge, I work with the parents of our students in the field. My role is to offer space for families to experience their own process, which often parallels the student process but is distinctly different for obvious reasons. Teens are in the woods, with both the discomfort that it brings and the luxury of not having to attend to their “normal” lives. 

They get to be completely present with their feelings, wrapped up in 24/7 support. On the flip side, parents are trying to manage day to day life, kids, finances, responsibilities, etc. AND participate in this incredibly intense emotional experience. Parents have often been in crisis mode with their kids for months or years leading up to the wilderness experience and are quite simply exhausted. This sets the stage for discussion of self-care…before we can do meaningful work on family dynamics, parents must restore some semblance of their own emotional balance and stability. This is the essence of

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What Color Are You?

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The number of flashbacks that ran through my mind were innumerable, both from my childhood and my interactions with the students of Makarios. It's surprising how easy it is to brush aside a child. You grow more and more immune to the ever-lasting nuisance that is a child's creativity and curiosity. "Why? Why? Why?" 

"Look at this ball of play-doh I mashed together!"

"5 more minutes please! I want to beat this level!"

 

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Maslow's Pyramid - Support Your Child's Climb to Self-Actualization.

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Abraham Maslow, known to his friends as Abe, was a Russian-Jewish boy born in 1908. During his childhood in New York City, he had a lofty dream to change the world. That idea began to take root when Abe attended the University of Wisconsin. He chose to study psychology, simply because it was socially practical and useful. His degree led him to a position as a professor of psychology at Brooklyn College.

 

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5 Things To Know About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

posted by monicajenner66 10 months ago
tags: wilderness therapy programs

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"What's new with Blue Ridge?" This question is one we often get asked. We have a fantastic team, strong leadership, and a comprehensive, individualized, clinical assessment focused program for teens and their families. We’re taking the opportunity to share more about Blue Ridge’s program and communicate what’s changed (and what hasn’t). Here are 5 things to know about us.

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A highly functional democracy

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I think we’re all asking the questions. Is democracy failing? Has our democracy been hacked? How could that happen? What do we do about it? Are there other options? How do we let go of the patriarchy? If we do, can we really thrive in a democracy where everyone gets a say? Well, I’m not about to answer those questions for you. I am going to share something I’ve recently gotten to observe that proves to be a highly functional democracy where I see my little boy thriving every day. Even at home, he is thriving again after several years of struggle and resistance around school and lots of other things, including not getting his way about something he wanted to do that us as parents did not. What he is experiencing at school, he is bringing home and teaching us how to better hear each other’s’ voices and take votes to make choices that best represent the desires of the group, while ensuring everyone’s ideas get recognized. It’s amazing how just being heard eases the realization that it’s

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5 Things To Know About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

posted by monicajenner66 10 months ago
tags: health Wilderness Therapy Programs

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"What's new with Blue Ridge?" This question is one we often get asked. We have a fantastic team, strong leadership, and a comprehensive, individualized, clinical assessment focused program for teens and their families. We’re taking the opportunity to share more about Blue Ridge’s program and communicate what’s changed (and what hasn’t). Here are 5 things to know about us.

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Google Ranking Fair : Where Google Show Off Future Search Changes.

posted by monicajenner66 11 months ago
tags: digital marketing

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So Danny Sullivan has just been at Google as a representative for a moment and as of now shared something I had no clue Google did, a Google Ranking Fair.

Danny depicted these Ranking Fairs in a progression of posts on Twitter. He said he went to “Positioning Fair” yesterday at Google. He included it is “like science reasonable with look designs before shows clarifying future changes.” He said there are “no code/insider facts” shared yet there are “engineers with shows discussing how something they did makes a difference.”

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