From the Guidance Office

Shayne Brock
Shayne Brock

From the Guidance Office

Shayne Brock, LPC, is a Professional School Counselor in the Nixa School District. She has been in the education and counseling field for 16 years.

Overcoming Stress

Winter 2014: Tips on Overcoming Stress

“The stronger the wind, the stronger the tree.” This is one of my favorite quotes. Grief comes in many forms and doesn’t just occur following the death of a loved one. I have been a daughter in grief, a wife in grief, and a mother raising kids in grief. I know it is not easy. Maybe you […]

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Families & Fatherhood

Summer 2015: Families & Fatherhood

Prior to the industrial revolution, fathers often worked side by side with their sons and instructed their children in spiritual values. Soon, fathers left their farms and headed to the factories. Fourteen- to 16-hour workdays set the stage for the absentee father. Eventually, fathers came to be regarded as merely breadwinners who fulfilled their paternal […]

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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Start

Summer 2014: Plan Ahead for a Smooth Start

As the summer days fade away, it will soon be time to put away the pool gear and lemonade stands and prepare for going back to school. Here are some tips to make the transition easier for you and your children. Begin the school-year schedule. Getting back into the school routine can be a challenge […]

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Raising Compassionate Kids

Spring 2015: Raising Compassionate Kids

Children are born with a capacity for compassion. Small in size themselves, they naturally identify with stuffed animals, other kids and pets. The challenge presents itself when a child’s natural instinct is in competition with other developmental stages, including impulse control—which makes them yell at a friend when a toy is taken—and their belief that […]

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Stay Busy

Fall 2014: Stay Busy, Not Overwhelmed

My planner is my anchor: It tells me where to be, what time to be there, who will be there, what I’m to take/buy/share and important dates I would forget without said planner. Sometimes it seems impossible to juggle everything that life throws your way. Learning to be organized and flexible are the keys to […]

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