April Family Newsletter

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Social & Emotional Learning Competency  


  • Emotional awareness   
  • Accurate self perception & recognizing strengths 
  • Awareness of external supports
  • Personal responsibility     


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Helpful Tips

Relationships matter-

Nurturing and fostering a healthy and safe place for your child to develop into the great person you want them to be, 

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Community Resources

Are you or someone you know in need of assistance? 

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  • Housing & Shelter
  • Food Assistance
  • Counseling Resources
  • Alcohol Resources
  • Grief Support

If so, please click here for more information. 

Parenting events & tips

Family and Community Engagement

Parent University is continuing through the Spring.

We're bringing you the information you need to better connect, engage, and succeed. Visit www.duncanvilleisd.org/FACE to access the events calendar and join.

Recordings of past sessions are available on our YouTube channel.

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Words of Wisdom

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. 
-Neil Gaiman     

Books for the Family

Parenting Book

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child                                                                        by Rex Forehand 

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

Children's Book

Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning about Empathy                                           by Bob Sornson

Stand in My Shoes

 Teen Book

Smile & Succeed for Teens: A Crash Course in Face-to-Face Communication                                                                                                          by Kirt Manecke 

Smile & Succeed for Teens
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Fitness 4Mind4Body: Diet and Nutrition 

The quality of the food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health. Eating nutritious foods can go a long way toward achieving a healthy lifestyle, so make every bite count.  Read more >

Is Drinking Water Good For Your Mental Health? 

On a very basic level, dehydration makes you feel awful. Even just the early signs of dehydration can affect your concentration and mood, leaving you feeling tired and drained. Headaches are another symptom of dehydration adding to a catalog of symptoms that will leave you feeling down. Read more >