New Year, Do You!

January 2023

Happy New Year! We'd like to start off the year by focusing on the most important person...YOU! This year, make a resolution to be yourself, your "AUTHENTIC SELF." Research suggests that authentic people are well-liked, and they benefit from social support and the many other positive outcomes associated with enjoying close relationships with others. Here are some tips provided by Brainz Magazine to help get you started.

How to Raise an Authentic Child

When children act like their true selves, they experience increased happiness, improved self-esteem, and better relationships. Here are just a few of the positive traits of authenticity in kids:

  • Forming relationships grounded in real connection
  • Standing up for yourself and others, even in the face of peer pressure
  • Taking advantage of your own talents and gifts
  • Acting with self-confidence, creativity, and self-expression

Here are some helpful tips from the Parents website:

https://www.parents.com/health/healthy-happy-kids/how-to-raise-an-authentic-kid/

Choose Your Word for the Year

Instead of making a New Year's Resolution, choose a word that resonates with you, that you can use to direct your energy and accomplish your goals. This word will help you focus on what you want to work on for the coming year. This website will help guide you through this process and you can download the worksheet below.

https://www.fillingthejars.com/word-for-the-year/

This newsletter is a joint collaboration of the DOE Central District's School Social Workers and Human Services Professionals. The purpose is to highlight information that you may find useful, and does not serve as a comprehensive list. We do not endorse any specific organization. Mahalo!