Ashley Bartley, M.Ed., NCC wears many hats as a nationally-board certified school counselor, curriculum writer, children’s book author, wife, and mom. Bartley infuses creativity into the lessons and resources she creates for the 700 PreK-5 elementary school students she works with every day. She is an ASCA Grief & Loss Specialist, Anxiety & Stress Management Specialist, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist and is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Bartley’s new release Jasper Lizard Wants to Stay Home is the fourth title in the Diamond, Opal and Friends book series and explores why sometimes young kids refuse to go to school and what can give them the confidence to try school again.
Listen to this insightful Whinypaluza episode with Ashley Bartley about helpful ways to start conversations with your kids about big topics like anxiety & loss, as well as more typical things like transition and not wanting to go to school.
Here is what to expect on this week’s show:
Having a difficult conversation with your kids about the death of someone they know.
How can parents help their kids with anxiety around school and activities?
Navigating skill losses from Covid.
Helping kids deal with not wanting to go to school.
Ways to help kids cope with daily and life transitions.
Helping kids learn to advocate for themselves. How can you facilitate without taking away their autonomy?
Creating better morning routines.
Relationship building and the impact it has on community and a sense of belonging.
Tips for raising kind and caring kids.
Connect with Ashley:
Jasper Lizard Wants to Stay Home https://www.boystownpress.org/jasper-lizard-wants-to-stay-home/
Diamond, Opal and Friends book series https://www.boystownpress.org/storybook-series/diamond-opal-and-friends-book-series/
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