It is hard to believe it is November already! The holiday season is around the corner. This time of the year is a great opportunity to teach children to feel the joy of giving and the importance of building/re-building relationships with family and friends.

  • Parent tips - Check out this this website  for some tips for parents to teach children to give.
  • Volunteering with your children can be a great opportunity to teach them to give. Here is a Parents magazine article that provides different websites for families to get involved in volunteering in their zip code area.
  • Issaquah Food Bank Holiday Gift Barn and food for Winter Break:
    • Holiday Gift Barn is one of the biggest events at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Check the link to donate and volunteer. To register as a client please follow this link: Register Here 
      • Registration is open between November 1st and November 30th
    • Lunch for Break registration is open! Click here for information and to register to receive a box for each of your children in grades K-12. Lunch for the Break provides one box, with a variety of foods, for each school age child in your household.


Free Turkeys and Groceries!

Click here for details: Free Turkeys

Date: 11/17/18

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Eastridge Church

24205 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd., Issaquah, WA 98029


Financial Resources

If your family is experiencing financial hardship or would like to donate or volunteer to help others, here is a link to resources available to you: Financial Resources


Counselor Class Lessons

Click here for my November class lessons.


Upcoming Events:

Encompass Workshop: Growing Up Digital

In a world where children are exposed to a variety of digital media, parents play an important role in helping kids learn healthy behaviors for media use and self-management. Join us to talk about the latest tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Date: November 15, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Sammamish YMCA

Register Here: FREE. Online registration Childcare is available, provided by the YMCA ($5; free with a family membership). No preregistration required for childcare!


Parenting Workshops by the YMCA

For parents and caregivers of children effected by trauma

Find out more at this link: Here


Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities.

Date: November 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location: Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd St, Mercer Island, WA 9804

Find out more information on ParentWiser events: Here