Countdown to School Begins. Parents Did You Put Talking on Your List?

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While there’s still plenty of summer left, getting ready for the new school year is already here. Pencils, pens, notebooks, lunch boxes are now available in stores for parents to prepare their children to get back to school. But what about talking? How are parents preparing their family to make this a better school year? Is better communication on the list? The Talking Jar Series has just released the fun new way to prepare for school. The back-to-school talking jar.

The Fun Way To Communicate

Back-To-School Talking Jar with Colorful Deck of Cards

“The Back-To-School Jar, as with all of The Talking Jars, helps to create a sense of confidence and security in our children by allowing them to talk about the challenges that may come up on a daily basis at school and in life.” Dexter said.

While there’s still plenty of summer left, getting ready for the new school year is already here. Pencils, pens, notebooks, lunch boxes are now available in stores for parents to prepare their children to get back to school. But what about talking? How are parents preparing their family to make this a better school year? Is better communication on the list? The Talking Jar Series has just released a fun new way to prepare for school, the back-to-school talking jar.

Preparation for the new school year is challenging for everyone: students, parents, teachers, administrators and School Boards with this current economy. Schools have taken huge financial hits causing cutbacks on both personnel and programs. How will parents be able to manage these challenges and smooth them out?

“The back-to-school talking jar provides students, families, school personnel and maybe even School Boards, with the help they need to get school off to a good start and just in time.“ according to Paul Schweinler, who co-developed the Talking Jar Series with Jeanne Dexter.

Each jar is packed with individual open-ended discussion starter cards designed to help parents and students talk together about the upcoming school year. The back-to-school jar covers a wide range of topics related to the start of school as well as on-going school related issues.

Here are just a few examples of the starter cards:

  •              What I’m really looking forward to this year is . . . ;
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  •          This year, I think I’m really going to need help with . . .;
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  •          My biggest challenge is going to be . . . ;
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  •          The most difficult thing about last school year was___because___.

These family discussion starters can even prepare kids on the growing challenge of bullying like:
    

  •          If I see someone being bullied, I will . . . ;
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  •          The best person at school to talk to about a bully is . . . ;

and much, much more.

This simple to use fun tool can help families throughout the school year stay connected and not be blind-sided by a declining grade or emotional problem that might arise during the year.

“How many times last year when you asked your children: “How was school today” you got the same one-word answer all the time. Fine.” said Schweinler. “We’ve taken the pain out of communicating and put the fun back into preparing for school!”

“The back-to-school jar, as with all of The Talking Jars, helps to create a sense of confidence and security in our children by allowing them to talk about the challenges that may come up on a daily basis at school and in life.” Dexter said. “ It’s about establishing good habits of communication that will last a lifetime.”

The back-to-school jar can help parents get a jump-start on the school year.

Go to http://www.talkingjars.com for more information.

About The Talking Jar Series: Let's Talk About It.
The creators of "The Talking Jars" Jeanne Dexter and Paul Schweinler (LMHC) (NCC) (DAPA) and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, have taken complex topics and created a fun platform to discuss them in a simple, non-pressured way, giving the opportunity for families, friends and groups to come together and have a better understanding of each others feelings, desires and dreams.

Along with The Back-To-School Talking Jar other titles are The Bullying Jar, The Anger Jar, The Family Jar, The Marriage Jar, The Grief Jar, The Teen Jar and The Talking Jar.

The Talking Jars help to build self esteem, by allowing individuals to honestly express their thoughts and feelings, while learning to listen to others, all in a fun and non-threatening environment.

Extensively field tested in family, school and clinical settings, The Talking Jar Series will help: Bring families together, Teach listening skills, Improve communications, Help heal emotional hurts, Help restore broken relationships Open, broaden and deepen communication, Build group and team relations.

For more information contact: Russell Parker Current Marketing Group rparker(at)currentmarketinggroup(dot)com

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