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Show Your Teen Respect And Expect It In Return

๐Ÿ”น๐˜—๐˜ˆ๐˜™๐˜Œ๐˜•๐˜›๐˜๐˜•๐˜Ž ๐˜˜๐˜œ๐˜๐˜Š๐˜’ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜— ๐˜›๐˜œ๐˜Œ๐˜š๐˜‹๐˜ˆ๐˜ ๐Ÿ”นโฃ
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“๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง…”โฃ
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โ†’ Parents, we know the second part of the tip goes without saying, but we wanted to let you know that they also go hand in hand. As our children go through adolescence, they are transforming and we should transform as well.โฃ
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โ†’ I know we still look at our children as children, but they are actually transitioning into adulthood though they are not adults yet. We want to keep that in mind as we interact with them.โฃ
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โ†’ We want to start treating them as such and raise the expectation for them to start behaving more mature.โฃ
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โ†’ If we are respectful of our teens, they are more likely to be respectful to us. Practice key conversation etiquette like asking if it’s a good time to talk, not interrupting, not talking about private topics in front of others, never (except in the case of safety) betraying their confidence, and respecting their opinions.โฃ
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โ†’ Other respectful basics that go a long way are looking them in the eye, taking their concerns and stories seriously, and generally, treating them in a trusting and caring manner. Knocking before entering their room is also likely to set the tone for a better interaction.โฃ
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These simple actions speak volumes to our children, and we bet if you start implementing them, your relationship with your developing teen will flourish! ๐Ÿ’™ Have more to add to this topic? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! โคต๏ธ

The Jacob Family Foundation!

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“๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ.”โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ”นParents, you don’t have to be perfect. Your child just needs you to be honest and authentic. As parents, it’s ok to give ourselves the green light to make…

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Our Top 4 Different Factors That Can Affect Your Childโ€™s Self-Esteem

August 3, 2022

Parents, when our children feel confident and secure, they’re more likely to succeed in life and achieve their goals. More importantly, having a positive self-image helps a child feel happy! ๐Ÿ™Œโฃโฃ โฃโฃ There are many different factors that can affect your childโ€™s self-esteem, but here…

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Operations Coordinator, Keri Wallace!โฃโฃโฃโฃ

August 2, 2022

Who wants to meet them team behind The Yunion?! โฃ โฃ Weโ€™re introducing you to Keri Wallace, our Operations Coordinator! ๐Ÿ™Œโฃ โฃ ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ-๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ซ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด/๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ…

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๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐Ÿธ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ! ๐ŸŽ‰โฃ โฃ And man – did the campers have fun. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ โฃ Theyโ€™ve been learning life skills, technical skills for the performing arts, and recording for their films for the very last project! โฃ…

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Keys 2 Life Field Day (Last Day of Camp)

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Keys 2 Life Field Day (Last Day of Camp)

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Did you know The Yunion partnered with Immerse and now offers a STEM Drone Program?!๐Ÿ‘‡ Last school year as a part of our Work Force Development program we had 45 students participating through the Introductory and Advanced Apprenticeship programs held at Detroit PAL and two…

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Annual Staff Appreciation Event!

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Last week, we had the privilege of hosting our annual Staff Appreciation Event! ๐ŸŽ‰ Our staff and their families joined us at Tree Runner Adventure park, where we had a blast climbing trees, zip lining, eating yummy food, and just having a good time! Here…

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Wellness Wednesdays – Trauma-Informed Parenting Training

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The Teen Years

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If youโ€™ve been keeping up with our Keys 2 Life check-ins, youโ€™ll know that last weekโ€™s โ€œWord of the Weekโ€ was confidence. This week – itโ€™s kindness! ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ We acted on this by having all of our students and counselors go around and write…

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Keys 2 Life Field trip & Community Service Learning Project

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Keys 2 Life Field trip & Community Eervice Learning Project at SDM2 Education Project House

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July 15, 2022

Parents, did you know thisโ€ฆ? ๐Ÿค”โฃ โฃ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ.โฃ โฃ Media can have a ๐˜๐˜œ๐˜Ž๐˜Œ influence on teenagers whether itโ€™s directly or indirectly. For…

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