Peers and Partners  | TNT Blog #4

Peers and Partners | TNT Blog #4

During times of transitions, such as a divorce, loss of a job, or major health issues, parent can unintentionally become disconnected from their teens. Even though this might be a trying time, parents are encouraged to monitor their peer relationships, promote time...
Technology and Triggers | TNT Blog #3

Technology and Triggers | TNT Blog #3

Technology can be good and bad according to most people! Technology helps us to explore, learn, and find new ways of doing things. Technology can also keep us connected to family, friends, and current events. When we think of the world before such inventions as...
Communication-Set the tone and ACT! TNT Blog #2

Communication-Set the tone and ACT! TNT Blog #2

Families should practice healthy communication early on. Even though this is easier said than done, the work put into healthy communication can help families tackle tough issues. Being congruent in verbal and non-verbal communication, being respectful towards one...
Turning Transition Into Triumph| TNT Blog #1

Turning Transition Into Triumph| TNT Blog #1

“Cancel Culture” —that’s the latest in trends that promote dismissing someone one if they have strayed from acceptable behavior or when life throws a curve ball and our “normal” changes. From professional athletes, well esteemed actors, politicians, to everyday...
Physical Activity: Move Your Body!

Physical Activity: Move Your Body!

We have an expectation in our family about physical activity. The expectation is that it’s mandatory! Each day, we plan to move our bodies in some way. Some days it may be going to the gym, others it may be walking around the zoo or riding scooters/bikes around the...
Active Listening: School Violence Series Part 3

Active Listening: School Violence Series Part 3

Imagine you are struggling to connect with others.  Think about what you feel. Are you lonely, sad, misunderstood, angry, anxious, or depressed?  These are the feelings many who commit school violence are experiencing that cause them to lash out in harmful ways.  Now...
Homeschool Helps: Teens and Social Media

Homeschool Helps: Teens and Social Media

One of the perks of being a homeschool family is amount of time we have to work on our communication skills with one another. Homeschooling has afforded us a lot of space in which we can have meaningful conversations, and hear one another well. 3 Approaches To Social...
Empathy: School Violence Series Part 2

Empathy: School Violence Series Part 2

Empathy is a concept easily talked about but much less easily understood.  Furthermore, the application of true empathy can be immensely challenging. The basic definition of empathy is the attempt of imagining or trying to share the feelings of another.  Empathy is...

Diversity

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”— Martin Luther King, Jr. on diversity Connecting with others When is the last time you invited friends to your...
Empathy: School Violence Series Part 2

Be The Change: Social Skills To End School Violence

Ashley Barkley is on a mission. A former school counselor and Acorn’s adolescent therapist, Ashley wants to help our high school and middle school students end school violence. They can change the face of our schools. She talks about empowering students to fight...