* If your child is struggling with any of the following topics, please reach out to the School Counseling Staff at FIS to see how we may be able to help!You can make a parent referral online using the link provided in the School Counseling tab of the FIS website.
KCS at Home Student Support Resources - scroll to the bottom to find some useful social/emotional content including a presentation by our FIS Counselors on Coping Skills!Career Exploration Presentation- Ed South has shared their Career Exploration presentation for grades 3-5!Youth Mental Health First Aid Course- PARENTS: prepare yourself for how to talk with kids and recognize the signs of mental health issues and suicide.If you have the time to take the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) class, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!! See how to sign up for this class via this link!Mental Health information and resources**** FANTASTIC resource for information about mental health in children as well as resources available within the state of TNTalking with your child about school shooting.* As always, you are the expert on your kid.... so take what you will from any "advice" and apply it towhat you think is best for YOUR child, knowing that each kid is unique in their needs.Homework TipsBullyingGrowth Mindset- Tips for parents on how to encourage perseverance and growth!What to say and do if your child doesn't want to come to school.21 Strategies to Help Your Child Develop Good Character.How to manage typical school aged social dilemmas including "frenemies", groups of 3's, fitting in, queen bees, not having close friends.Helping your child with self-regulation (intense emotional responses).Grief in ChildrenThe Dougy Center : Great resource for helping grieving childrenAngerOne really useful strategy for handling angry feelings is deep breathing. This quick video is fantastic!I teach two strategies during our 4th grade lesson on conflict resolution. One is "Magic 5" breathing andthe other is "Square Breathing". For both the breathing is always in through the nose (smell the roses)and out through the mouth (blow out the candles).DisciplineStressCancerAbuseSexual Abuse: warning signs and what to do if you think your child has been sexually abusedPubertyBook Recs:TN Ready: Do you know want to know more aobut TNReady.... What is it?... What will the tests cover?... How are scores determined?... What can you do to help your child?... and MORE!Check out this online resource!