Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School Counseling Services Department
HRMS School Counseling Services utilizes a comprehensive program with a collaborative approach. This includes students, families, teachers, administration, and community stakeholders. The program is designed to provide personal, social, educational, and career development. It supports the District's Mission to provide an environment that will prepare all students to be College and Career Ready. We are an integral part of the total educational environment that utilizes the South Carolina Comprehensive School Counseling and Career Guidance Model as a guide and adheres to the ASCA National Model.
As students enter middle school, we often see an increase in emotions. Stress may come from a variety of sources. One way you can help your child during this time, is to remain calm and listen to his/her concerns. Simply allow your child time to express the emotions he/she is struggling with. Calmly and firmly reassure your child. As difficult as it may be, try to withhold your own emotions in front of your child. Many times children will “feed off” the emotions of others (mirroring). Though you are giving your child the opportunity to express himself/herself, do not back off of your expectations for your child. Remind your child in a clear and concise way what is expected and you love him/her.
As School Counselors, we are willing to help your child deal with the emotions that inevitably plague the typical middle school student. Our teachers are trained to be sensitive to the needs of our students and often refer students to us when they become aware of concerns. If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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