Monthly Mental Health Reminder

September

I am very excited to be starting a new year here at LP schools. A new year means new faces, new ideas, and a fresh start.

Put it on Your Calendar!

There are some upcoming events coming up in our area!


No School Monday, September 5th!


Sunday Sept. 25th - 6th Annual Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk

from 1:30-4pm @ Ashland University (638 Jefferson St, Ashland)


September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This means that if an adult gets a new library card they will be entered to win a prize.


The library is also looking for teens to join the Teen Advisory Board. This is on Tuesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 from 3:30-4:30pm.


October 4-8th is the Loudonville Street Fair. Kids have off Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that week.


Don't forget to check our sports calendars!

Event + Response = Outcome

This year our LP staff was given journals and were challenged to write down three things they are thankful for every day for 90 days. The things we are thankful for can be big or small. This idea is to help reframe our minds in to a positive mindset. We would love if parents or kids in the LP community would try this as well!

Parenting Made Better

Redbird Resilient is working with Catholic Charities to provide a 5 night series for Parents with kids under 12. Childcare and Dinner are provided for every evening of the series. If you attend all of the sessions you will receive a $50 gift card. What you will learn is positive parent practices, overcoming disobedience, creating a calm environment, building stronger bonds, raising resilient families, and creating structure out of chaos.


Dates are Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 & Nov. 7

Monday Nights 5:30-7:30pm

Located at New Hope Community Church

637 N. Market St Loudonville, Ohio 44842


For more information or to sign up call 216-440-0383

A New Resource in Ohio

OhioKAN - (1-844-644-6526) If you are a kinship or adoptive family you can call this number and they will connect you with resources or help in your area.

Or you can click on the link and look for information on their website.

https://ohiokan.jfs.ohio.gov/

Worth a Try!

How many times have you told your child to take a deep breath when they are feeling overwhelmed? (or maybe you have even told your coworker this). There is a reason why it is important to take deep breaths when you are stressed. When you are stressed your heart rate increases, your body tenses up, and you use a lot of your energy. Taking a deep breath allows your heart rate to drop and your muscles to relax.


There are a few different ways to practice deep breath with your kids. For younger kiddos have them blow bubbles. Breathing in through your nose and then out through your mouth. They have to be in control of their breathing to create bubbles that won't pop.

If your kids are old enough to know shapes try the square breathing method or the triangle breathing method. Square breathing method is when you breath in for 4 seconds, hold it for 4 seconds, breath out for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds. You can repeat as many times as you would like. Triangle breathing method is when you breath in for 3 seconds, hold for 3 seconds, and then breath out for 3 seconds.


Remember that deep breathing is important for calming yourself no matter how old you are.