MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) releases The Boundaries issue: Modeling Healthy Limits For Your Family. “Way back, when (American psychologist Abraham) Maslow came out with his ‘Hierarchy of Human Needs,’ he said the basic one was emotional safety,” says Jim Fay, a former teacher and principal who also co-founded The Love and Logic Institute, a Colorado-based parenting program. “Limits and boundaries provide physical and emotional safety, and if kids don’t have that, they flounder.”
The summer issue of MASK the Magazine defines boundaries and the importance of setting age-appropriate boundaries for your children from the time they are toddlers until they are in college. Setting them, modeling them, and evolving and changing boundaries as children grow (or based on their individual personality and character) are an important element of the family dynamic. Whether your kids are in kindergarten or college or if you are a blended family, this issue will give you practical advice on establishing healthy and effective limits which ultimately lead to appropriate behaviors. “Setting boundaries essentially ‘resonates to love,'” says Fay.
In this issues “S.A.T.’s” (Student Awareness Tools) section, college students examine boundaries and limits and share five personal stories from college students and young adults who sound off on how boundaries helped shape who they are today. Don’t miss the “Without borders: One student’s experience with blurred parenting styles” story in our “Final Exam” section.
This issue is packed with helpful information — from five social media boundaries to set with your child to the current trend of of 25i, a controlled substance that can easily be mistaken for LSD — to MASK’s quarterly need-to-know tips on safety, drugs, technology and bullying. MASK The Magazine can be delivered conveniently to your door for only $24 a year. Visit maskmatters.org to subscribe or Click here.
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MASK is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization created in 2007 by a group of dedicated mothers who recognized the need to consistently educate parents and children on rapidly changing issues. MASK’s mission is to engage and educate parents, children and the community about the issues facing our youth and to empower children to make safe, healthy choices.
MASK fulfills its mission by engaging, educating, and empowering families through MASK Academy, Parent University, E3 Summer Camps, MASK The Magazine and an informative website. MASK tackles important topics – from drugs and alcohol to bullying and
Internet safety – and gives students, parents and the community knowledge and tools to manage these potential challenges.
We live in a fast-paced, time-deprived world and it’s not easy to keep up with the latest information and trends affecting children. MASK wants to help families navigate through the school-age years by providing information and solutions on various issues before they may even arise.
MASK builds social life skills for children, and equips parents with the parenting manual to prepare their child for modern day challenges.
About MASK Academy
The MASK Academy is a year-long approach to building social and emotional skills in elementary school-age children while helping the school create a positive climate and atmosphere. The goal is to improve school climate, build healthy children, and strengthen parent-child bonds through psychoeducational information, classroom-based activities and education on current trending topics through MASK Academy and MASK The Magazine.
About MASK The Magazine
MASK The Magazine is a convenient way to receive information about these important matters. Each quarterly issue of the award-winning MASK The Magazine tackles a specific topic in-depth and examines how it can affect kids from kindergarten to college. You’ll learn age-appropriate conversation starters which can help open the lines of communication between you and your child(ren). MASK The Magazine is packed with advice and will prepare and equip you with knowledge, resources and skills to help strengthen parent-child bonds.