Category: For Parents

The Relaxing Days of Summer

Parents and educators are as ‘over’ this school year as the students are. The Erika’s Lighthouse team has read countless parent posts on various websites saying the same thing; they are beside themselves witnessing their once-strong student now struggling or losing complete interest in school. This is true of all learning methods — online, in-person […]

Go Light Your World

I have often felt that the month of May in a school year is busy, even more so than December and all of those holidays, shopping, preparations, and planning. This year, May felt like a climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, followed by a marathon sprint to the finish line of the strangest school […]

Practicing Mindfulness

There is some confusion about what mindfulness is. One definition of mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. – Jon Kabat-Zinn This means you are choosing to focus your mind on what is happening right now without judging it. It allows us to be in the present […]

Understanding Your Thoughts

Your thoughts play a huge role in how you feel and behave. A lot of times we aren’t even aware of how we are thinking and that is impacting our reactions and emotions. So the more you understand and recognize your thoughts the more power you have to shift your moods and behaviors. Our thoughts […]

Join Us in Taking The Positivity Pledge

May is Mental Health Awareness month. It is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience. The staff at Erika’s Lighthouse is encouraging everyone to take the Positivity Pledge. The Positivity Pledge includes themed weeks focused on nutrition and mindfulness […]

Family Engagement – Another Step Towards Depression Awareness

Extend meaningful discussions around mental health from the classroom to the home by engaging parents and caregivers with these free resources. Every parent or caregiver can spread a message of hope and protect those who need it most. By connecting classroom education with family education and engagement, building a supportive and inclusive school building becomes […]