At the beginning of the school year we began a Visual Arts program at Balanced Life Skills. There is no doubt in my mind that visual and performing arts is important to students of all ages. There are some students who connect with those far more than with physical activity, and I believe to reach
Understanding the goals of any behavior that creates conflict will help us to understand the motivation of the ‘acting out of these goals’. All behaviors that create conflict are trying to fill a need with one of the following four goals or strategies to fill that need: Attention Power struggle Revenge Learned helplessness Each goal
Very recently, Balanced Life Skills has been contacted by two local Anne Arundel County Schools to support SIXTY homeless students this holiday season. BLS is proud to be recognized by local schools as a community of students and families that give & serve! GOAL: $40 in gift cards per student in the next TWO WEEKS.
Peace is the “cultivation of understanding, insight and compassion, combined with action. Peace is the practice of mindfulness, the practice of being aware of our thoughts, our actions, and the consequences of our actions.” Thich Nhat Hanh Creating peace in our home is not just a matter of there not being fights amongst the siblings,
Each month we will discuss a life skill with all of our students. This month the word is Patience. This word will be defined in the following ways for our students. Young students: Patience means: “Waiting without complaining.” Older students: Patience means: Waiting without complaining for something you want or need. Each age group has