Most children will exhibit behaviors that are impulsive and irrational, especially during periods in their development when they need to resist us in order to test their wings (like the toddler and teen years). How are we supposed to respect our small “person” when she can be so disrespectful, hurtful and downright rude? It’s easy to get personally offended, or fear that we’ve failed our child somehow, that we didn’t teach her appropriate behavior or respect.
Triggered by our anger, frustration, fear, or guilt, we are likely to respond in a manner that unfortunately creates even more challenging behavior. Truly, when children repeatedly test, it is more often than not the direct result of our previous responses.
Rogers Lawn Services and landscaping of Montana will be holding a raffle tomorrow at the Huntley Christmas Stroll to help YDI children in need. All proceeds will go to buy gifts for kids in our foster and group home services.
We are so grateful for everyone who has stepped forward to help children this holiday season through our Angel Tree.
For more information on how you can help a child in need, call us at 406-245-6539. ... See MoreSee Less
"For some people, the holidays are a joyful time, but for others it can be overwhelming. Add to that a mental health issue and it could be a recipe for disaster if you don’t take steps to prepare yourself. In the United States, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness every year. So, as you begin making your holiday list, don’t forget to add your mental health to the top of it. In the U.S, 64% of people with mental illness report that the holidays make their symptoms worse due to feelings of loneliness and increased stress. And, in the state of Montana we have the highest rate of suicide in the nation." ... See MoreSee Less
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GREAT read... ❤️ "Sweet boys grow up to be men who recognize the strength in being vulnerable and empathetic. Men who aren’t threatened by criticism or perceived competition from people whom they deem “Other” — be it skin color or sexual orientation or religion or education or whatever. Sweet boys are children who’ve been given, by their parents and wider society, the permission to feel everything and to express those emotions without shame." ... See MoreSee Less