Grief resources for families
When someone dies, children have all different kinds of reactions, like shock, sadness, fear and anger. The resources below can help you talk with your child about death and grief. Please contact Christine Ruth, Belhaven school counselor, at (609) 926-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org if your family would like more individual support.
The Transition to Middle School: Tips for Parents
Advice from your child's school counselor on transitioning to middle school:
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights information
Please contact Christine Ruth, Belhaven School Counselor and Anti-Bullying Specialist or Dr. Rudnesky, Principal with any bullying concerns.
You may also contact Jill Yochim, Linwood Director of Curriculum and Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
Permissive Parenting Affects Teen Choices More than Peer Pressure
Parents don't need to be considered "cool" to be good parents.
Alcohol and the Teen Brain
Talk to your kids about the dangers of under-age drinking. This article offers great information on how alcohol alters a teenager's brain.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding your child's adjustment to their new grade or academic placement.
Check out the links below for great info on a successful start to school:
Resource articles for parents:
How to Help Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety
Great parenting article - Time Magazine
The cover of Time magazine from November 30, 2009 features the article, "The Case Against Over-Parenting". In doing our best to create a safe and enriching environment for our kids, we may be damaging their abilities to problem-solve and make independent decisions. Check out the article for tips on giving kids freedom to grow up without losing our minds with worry.
High School Planning
The high school planning process begins right after winter break! Please check the guidance calendar for important dates regarding open houses, information sessions, and Mainland course selection.
Join a guidance group! Currently there are groups for study skills, coping with divorce, guy talk & girl talk.
14-year-olds may obtain working papers from Ms. Ruth. The guidance office is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8:30-3:00 throughout the summer.
What makes a successful school for young adolescents?
Top 10 things 5th grade parents need to know about Belhaven! Click here for our brochure from Parent Orientation.
Access the Belhaven Bullying Prevention policy, the Bullying Incident Report, and information regarding our Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
Find documents and information here to help you plan your 9th grade courses
Find documents here to use in your advisory group. Check out the links section for more resources
New Research on the Best Study Methods
Raising Resilient Children
Helping a Child with Traumatic Loss