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5 Tips to Help your Teens Cope with Stress!โฃโฃ

๐Ÿ“ ๐“๐ˆ๐๐’ ๐“๐Ž ๐‡๐„๐‹๐ ๐˜๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐“๐„๐„๐๐’ ๐‚๐Ž๐๐„ ๐—ช๐ˆ๐“๐‡ ๐’๐“๐‘๐„๐’๐’!โฃโฃ
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Growing teens go through more stress than we give them credit for! Small things that we may take for granted can be huge for them! So, here are some ways to help them cope:โฃโฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃ ๐’๐‹๐„๐„๐! This is essential to their growth and development. Their changing bodies and evolving minds need at least 8-10 hours. ๐Ÿ’ค โฃโฃ
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2๏ธโƒฃ ๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ! In todayโ€™s society, it is so easy to criticize or pick apart someoneโ€™s weaknesses. We need to show our children what makes them special and encourage them in the areas that they can excel at. This can look vastly different from teen to teen. ๐Ÿ’ชโฃโฃ
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3๏ธโƒฃ ๐‹๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐๐จ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ž๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ! We could all use some more happiness in life! Help your child find a sport, hobby, activity, etc. that they truly love. This gives teens a fun outlet for some โ€œMe Time!โ€ as well as boosts their confidence! ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿ“š โฃโฃ
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4๏ธโƒฃ ๐„๐ง๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ! Exercise is one of the BEST ways to relieve stress. Whether itโ€™s a short walk around the block, or a long bike ride, the exercise releases chemicals in the brain that can brighten their mood. ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ›น โฃโฃ
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5๏ธโƒฃ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ. This can seem challenging or daunting at times, but everything feels better once talked through. Learning how to communicate and manage stress is such a great life skill to achieve at a young age. Be a trusted parent or encourage them to find someone who they feel comfortable confiding in that will have their best interest at heart. It is vital that teens have someone more than just their peers to seek advice from.โฃโฃ
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So share with us, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!๐Ÿ‘‡โฃ
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“๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐€ ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ”โฃ โฃ Parents, it’s important to understand that we are our childrenโ€™s biggest influencers! They learn more from us than teachers, friends, social media, the list goes on. โฃ โฃ We are teachers indirectly and…

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Drone Apprenticeship Program

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๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ? โฃ โฃ This program will provide virtual STEM-based sessions that expose students to drone technology and other sophisticated technologies via virtual platforms. These platforms use project-based designs dedicated to preparing and introducing participants to in-demand employment opportunities.โฃ…

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โ€œSigning with Khy, a Sign Language Guideโ€

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“Our Children Need Our Presence, Not Our Present.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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โ€œ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.โฃ โฃ Happy MLK Day everyone. We hope you are able to rest and enjoy time with your loved ones today. ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ As we reflect on the life and legacy of…

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๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ž๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. โฃ โฃ This includes managing stress, delaying gratification, motivating yourself, and setting and working toward personal and academic goals.โฃ โฃ By continuing to support your teenโ€™s self-management growth, you can…

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Teenage Years Can be Turbulent Times

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So much of our children’s lives take place away from their parents. This is a natural occurrence, as itโ€™s part of their growing independence; ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.โฃ โฃ The teenage years can be turbulent times,…

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We Often Think are Children are Not Listening, But they Are.

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“๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.” ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ Parents, we often think are children are not listening, but they…

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Think About Some of the Ways Your Parents Influenced You

January 7, 2022

Hey parents! Did you know thisโ€ฆ? ๐Ÿค”โฃ โฃ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ! โฃ โฃ Even though you may feel your child pulling away or eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. โฃ โฃ A strong bond…

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Our Leader and Visionary!

January 5, 2022

๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด! โฃ โฃ Here is our Executive Director, Nicole Wilson. โฃ Nicole Wilson has served as the Yunionโ€™s Executive Director since itsโ€™ inception and has more has more than 17 years of management experience and an…

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The Yunionโ€™s Pure Program

December 31, 2021

We are super excited to share this #๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ video! ๐ŸŽ‰โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ As we approach the new year, we are most looking forward to getting back in the classroom to work with our students. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ Here is a video that the young ladies of Oak…

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Spend Time with Your Family

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Only 1 in 4 (27%) Teens Ages 15 to 17 Have Ever Had Sex

December 28, 2021

๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธโ€ฆ? โฃ โฃ Only 1 in 4 (27%) teens ages 15 to 17 have ever had sex.โฃ โฃ Teen births in the US have declined over the last 20 years to the lowest level ever recorded, but still more than 86,000 teens…

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High Point / Low Point

December 24, 2021

Hey parents! Have you heard of this technique? ๐Ÿค” โฃ High Point / Low Point is a great way for you to engage your children in conversation and find out what theyโ€™re feeling and why they feel what they feel. ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ Itโ€™s so important…

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Golden Rule of Parenting

December 22, 2021

โœจ The Golden Rule of Parenting is: Do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you. โœจ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ”น Easier said than done, right? Who else remembers being a kid or even a young adult pre-children and thinking, “๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ…

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