Author: Big Brothers Big Sisters News

Effingham County Community Events March 2019

R.I.S.E. – After School Program Grades 5 & 6                    Every Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham Library for students in grades 5 and 6. Contact the library about our after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage. Registration forms are available at the library or on our website. To register, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org. R.I.S.E.… Read more →

Talking with kids about strangers

With all the talk in the news, it is important to keep your child safe by teaching them about stranger danger. The following tips can help protect your child’s safety in a dangerous situation. First off, your child needs to understand the difference between a “good” stranger and a “bad” stranger. Not all unknown people are necessarily bad or dangerous. Examples of a “good” stranger… Read more →

Does Your Child Have School Anxiety?

Anxiety is something that all children will experience throughout their childhood in one way or another. When anxiety becomes severe enough to interfere with normal daily activities such as going to school or playing with friends, a caregiver would do well to consult a professional for an evaluation or advice. Some reasons why kids avoid school A bully may be bothering them problem… Read more →

Helping Cope with Grief

Each year thousands of children experience the death of someone they love. When a parent, sibling, friend or relative dies, children feel the overwhelming loss of someone who helped shape their fragile self-identities. And these feelings about death become a part of their lives forever. Caring adults, whether parents, teachers, counselors or friends, can help children during this time. If… Read more →