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How Do I Keep My Children Physically and Mentally Active During Breaks?

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Keeping children physically and mentally active is one of the most important jobs that parents have. A healthy body and mind will set children up for success later in life, and a few simple tasks each day in childhood can help children excel now and in the future.  

During extended breaks like winter or summer break, children sometimes go long periods without physical or mental stimulation. While a few hours a week in front of the TV is fine, children who spend too much time lying around the house will start to fall behind their peers.

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Understanding Emotional Factors in Recovery

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Calendar-IconDecember 4, 2023  |  Emotions, Managing Stress, Mental Health, Recovery

Emotional factors play a significant role in the recovery journey. Individuals may have to navigate setbacks and relapses, and it is essential to recognize that emotions and negative feelings are a natural part of the process. As individuals work towards recovery, they may experience a range of emotions, including anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety.  

These emotions can arise from various triggers, such as memories of past substance abuse or challenging life circumstances. Individuals in recovery must learn healthy ways to cope with these emotions rather than turning to addictive substances for relief.

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Planning for Successful School Holiday Breaks

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Calendar-IconNovember 20, 2023  |  Family Bonding, Holiday Breaks, Quality Time

School holiday breaks are a time that children look forward to all year round. Winter break is a time of year when children can relax, recuperate, and take time to enjoy their families. These breaks also give children a chance to academically reset and step away from the stress of schoolwork. 

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Navigating Setbacks and Relapses

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On the road to recovery and a brighter future, there may be setbacks and relapses. But stumbles and mistakes do not mean that we have failed, instead they represent a chance to reflect on our goals and identify areas of change and improvement. 

This is especially true for people working to recover from substance use disorders. Alcohol and other drugs often have a powerful hold over us and removing them from our lives can be a serious challenge

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Join Us 11/15 for Give Back Wednesday!

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Calendar-IconOctober 30, 2023

Join us on November 15th for Give Back Wednesday at Little Miami Brewing in Milford from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.! Bring a toy...

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The Impact of Positive Relationships on Mental Health and Well-being

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Human beings are social creatures. Unlike some other species of animals, we have close-knit family structures, we rely on the emotional support of our friends, and we spend much of our lives collaborating with other people to achieve larger goals. 

It is only logical that the quality of our relationships plays an important role in determining the quality of our mental health and well-being.

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