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Counselors Corner

Welcome to the Counselors Corner! Your counselor is ready to help you. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NEW! See our new list of Counseling and Community Resources below.

The Idiot Game, video produced by Palms Counselors

Palms Middle School's approach to bullying revolves around a Golden Rule approach to dealing with name calling, teasing, and gossiping. It really works! Check out this video!

Mental Health Services

The Help Group logoThe Help Group Child and Family Center provides mental health services including individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and psychiatric services. They provide consultation, prevention, assessment, treatment, and linkage to other resources and services, in either English or Spanish. These services can be provided at home, at school, or at the office.

To be eligible for these services children must be in the Medi-Cal program. If your child does not have Medi-Cal, the Help Group will be happy to provide you with resources.

Parents can contact their child's counselor for more information and to learn how Palms supports The Help Group's efforts. Parents can also contact The Help Group directly:

The Help Group website

Location closest to Palms Middle School:

12099 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Main phone line: 310-751-1171

Intake coordinator: 310-751-1174

Counseling and Community Resources

Tutoring Resources

Recommended Reading: Helicopter Parenting

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, thinks that "helicopter parenting" is ruining a generation of children.

She offers four tips:

  1. Avoid saying "we". Let your child be in the forefront.
  2. Don't constantly question teachers, principals, referees, coaches, etc. Let children advocate for themselves.
  3. Let your children do their own work.
  4. Seek opportunities to let children be independent, especially for teenagers.

Watch the video and read the full article here:

Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children

Recommended Reading: 12 Ways To Be the Meanest Mom in the World

In an article on the website, named 12 ways to be the meanest mom in the world, author Megan Wallgren suggests that setting limits and high expectations rather than "giving in" is good parenting, even if your kids tell you that you're mean.

Her 12 suggestions, starting with setting a reasonable bedtime, cover chores, treats, behavior, and responsibilities.

Click to read the article

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