Fall 2019 Groups at Acorn

Groups and family systems support change in many different ways. Acorn’s groups for the fall provide education and support to change the way you interact with those around you. Jeannine Gambles presents groups that teach teens and parents how to Turn Transitions...
Parenting Decisions and Court

Parenting Decisions and Court

She holds her head in her hands as she thinks about the parenting decisions she must make as court looms. “They just can’t go over there anymore! It isn’t safe!” Chewing her nails, she considers the options her lawyer laid out for her: 1. engage a therapist for long...
Good Enough Parent: A Book Review

Good Enough Parent: A Book Review

Are you a good enough parent? What parent doesn’t ask him or herself this question hundreds times. I know I did as a parent and I sometimes still do as a parent of adult children and  grandparent of six young ones. Was I good enough at laying the foundation for my...
Self Talk: The Power of Words

Self Talk: The Power of Words

As parents, we construct the world our children see and operate in, whether we do it intentionally or not. We first gain a sense of identity from our parents. And then, in turn, we give our children a sense of identity through the self talk we teach them. Have you...
Parenting with 5 Questions

Parenting with 5 Questions

Parenting It’s a journey that you never fully understand until you step into the role. Each developmental season brings new joys and challenges that leave us filled, but at times frustrated and exhausted. I recently gathered with a group of moms to watch a 4 part...
Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Let’s face it! A Parent/Teacher Conference due to problem behaviors at school can leave parents feeling #frustrated, #gut-wrenching, #parentfailure. Let me help you shift that dread to a feeling of opportunity and optimism. No matter how you, the parent, did in school...
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...
Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

In the moment… Gripping the steering wheel, I watch as my youngest walks to my car. His slow step, hunched back, and downcast eyes say this day has been difficult. Sighing as he slumps into his seat, he hands me the note from the teacher. Here we go again… Maybe...