In the past weeks, I have included a section on "Health Concerns" in the body of these emails. Of course, I was referring to the vast number of flu, cold and strep cases that overwhelmed the surrounding schools and our community as a whole. Let us pray for everyone's better health!!
Although this may not totally qualify as a "health concern," it is my belief that our mental condition is equally as critical a factor jeopardizing our health as any other diagnosed ailment.
And, like any other, left undiagnosed can have catastrophic results. In the wake of the most recent tragedy on a school campus, I would be remiss in not assuring you that we do not turn a blind eye or take a passive approach to the safety of your (all of our!) children while on this campus.
One very important thing that we indeed do, is TEACH. We teach the children through Christian messages and role modeling, through our disciplinary methodology of LOVE AND LOGIC, and through actual dialogue with the children: what does it mean to show God's love and to be a sunbeam for Jesus. What can YOU do???
That never includes resorting to violence of any kind to solve a dispute or hurt feelings or a misunderstanding. NEVER!
Wouldn't this world be a bit safer place, wouldn't a young momma be able to sleep better at night and not have to worry about her child at school, if we just taught our children to talk about what's in their hearts and on their minds and "arm" them with those skills instead!
To that end.....let us continue the good work we are all doing here at La Casa and invite you to join Mrs. Harvey, one of our classroom teachers who also is a certified LOVE AND LOGIC facilitator, at her next 5 week series of classes.
Please note, this series is to be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Community on consecutive Wednesday evenings on April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2.
Click here for the registration form.
Weekly Prayer.... Jesus, please watch over us all. Help us to feel safe in Your loving arms. Teach us to be good and kind and find that in all others. Amen.