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NEW! See our new list of Counseling and Community Resources below.
The Idiot Game, video produced by Palms Counselors
Palms Middle School's approach to bullying revolves around a Golden Rule approach to dealing with name calling, teasing, and gossiping. It really works! Check out this video!
Mental Health Services
The Help Group Child and Family Center provides mental health services including individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and psychiatric services. They provide consultation, prevention, assessment, treatment, and linkage to other resources and services, in either English or Spanish. These services can be provided at home, at school, or at the office.
To be eligible for these services children must be in the Medi-Cal program. If your child does not have Medi-Cal, the Help Group will be happy to provide you with resources.
Parents can contact their child's counselor for more information and to learn how Palms supports The Help Group's efforts. Parents can also contact The Help Group directly:
Location closest to Palms Middle School:
12099 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Main phone line: 310-751-1171
Intake coordinator: 310-751-1174
Counseling and Community Resources
Download: Community Agencies 2015-2016
Download: Tutoring Resources 2013
Recommended Reading: Helicopter Parenting
Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, thinks that "helicopter parenting" is ruining a generation of children.
She offers four tips:
- Avoid saying "we". Let your child be in the forefront.
- Don't constantly question teachers, principals, referees, coaches, etc. Let children advocate for themselves.
- Let your children do their own work.
- Seek opportunities to let children be independent, especially for teenagers.
Watch the video and read the full article here:
Recommended Reading: 12 Ways To Be the Meanest Mom in the World
In an article on the familyshare.com website, named 12 ways to be the meanest mom in the world, author Megan Wallgren suggests that setting limits and high expectations rather than "giving in" is good parenting, even if your kids tell you that you're mean.
Her 12 suggestions, starting with setting a reasonable bedtime, cover chores, treats, behavior, and responsibilities.