Counselor's Corner

December 2021 - Hatchett Elementary

Counselor's Message

Happy Holidays, Hurricanes!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving spending time with family and loved ones.

As we enter into the last month of the calendar year, it is important to remember to do our best to take care of ourselves. With the winter holidays around the corner, we tend to only get busier. This means it can be difficult to remember to do things to take care of ourselves.

We will be focusing on self-care in this newsletter as well as in classroom guidance lessons.

Remember that you can always reach out to talk to us by submitting a request form for:

Ms. Parra

Mrs. Gold

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How to Practice Taking Care of Yourself

Self-care is a choice you make to maintain your own mental health, health, and wellness.

While your child likely does not deal the same kind of stress as you do, self-care is still beneficial and important for them to practice.

When you teach your child about self-care at a young age, it will teach them to prioritize their mental and physical health, now and as they age. According to this article, when you introduce your kiddos to these habits of caring for themselves, it can help them learn how to deal with stressors in the future and reduces their risk of developing mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression!

Check out our Self-Care Challenge for Kids calendar below for ideas and ways to practice self-care WITH your child.
Note: Click on the Download option to access the links within the calendar!

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Take a Mindful Moment

How To Be Kind To Yourself | Guided Meditiation For Kids | Breathing Exercises | GoNoodle

Ms. Parra

Counselor for: Pre-K/1st Grade/3rd Grade/5th Grade

Mrs. Gold

Counselor for: ECSE/Kindergarten/2nd Grade/4th Grade