Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Our Community

When we hear that a child has a serious illness or injury, as parents we all empathize and immediately wonder what we can do to support the child and the parents. We may bring casseroles, send cards, or run errands, or we may educate ourselves so we can support the parents and the child. When we hear about an illness that impacts 20% of our youth, we are stuck like deer in headlights. According to the CDC: More than 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or... Read More
at Friday, May 25, 2018

Transitions – An opportunity to grow with your children!

At this time of significant transition for so many kids – from preschool to kindergarten, elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to college - I’d like to share some observations about the process from the perspective of a middle school guidance counselor and parent. What expertise do I have to share with you about transitions? I have worked in middle schools for 29 years, the last 19 as a school counselor. I follow an entire grade level of students... Read More
at Thursday, May 17, 2018

Helping Your Family Grow in Faith -- Together

We are so excited to launch our first online resource that will help families grow in their faith together. This new WPC Parent blog will enable our online community to share issues, ideas and inspiration that can help us feel supported, equipped and empowered. We hear from so many parents that faith is important to them, and they want their children to have a faith foundation, but our lives are so busy and our culture is just so demanding and distracting that we can’t always get to... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Castleman at Sunday, May 6, 2018