Laurie Coon

Licensed Professional School Counselor
Educational Preparation:
Master’s Degree:  School Counseling/Univeristy of Dayton
Bachelor’s Degree:  Elementary Education 1-8/
Bowling Green State University
Educational Experience:  21 years School Counselor
                                                      9 years Sixth Grade Teacher 
School Counseling Program Information for Parents
*The Dublin City School District's Elementary Counseling Program consists of classroom lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, and parent/teacher collaboration/consultation. All of these practices correlate with the American School Counselor Association Standards and the Dublin City School Counseling Framework.
*Being "proactive" is a major emphasis as each classroom will receive several lessons throughout the year. Topics such as self-regulation, resiliency, anger management, anxiety, stress management, friendship/social skills, empathy/respect, responsibility, conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making, leadership skills, and personal safety will be discussed.
*Guidance Classes support and promote our culture of enrichment that includes the following thinking habits:   collaboration, perseverence, communicating confidently, thinking flexibly, creativity, and asking questions.
*School counseling topics, parenting tips, and social skill strategies will be sent home electronically to help assist in the success of your child both academically, emotionally, and socially once a month in the school newsletter as well as after classroom school counseling lessons. 

*There are many parenting resources in the school counseling office.  If you are  looking for a certain "social, emotional, or behavioral topic" or have any questions please don't hesitate to call or email.  You can also follow me on twitter at @gre138 for pictures of guidance classes and the latest parenting advice.

Laurie Coon
GRE School Counselor

Counselor's Corner

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A Look Inside Classroom Guidance Lessons

Download strategies to help children with grief including book titles by Ohio Health.
Great descriptions of books that you can read with your child to support character traits: kindness, responsibility, empathy, friendship, anger, diversity, and problem solving.
Click to find out the emotional, intellectual, social, and physical characteristics of children in grades K-5 as well as suggested parenting tips.
Is your child a perfectionist? This article will give you strategies to help them cope.
This is an essential skill for all children. Help your children bounce back by becoming more resilient!
Tests, quizzes, and assessments are more widely used than ever. Help your children handle this anxiety with these strategies.
Change your old negative self talk to new positive self talk. Download the attachment for more information.
Click for a recommendation of books about this topic.
This study found that students who took part in social skills programs improved in their grades and standardized-test scores by 11 percentile points when compared with nonparticipating students. Read more.......
Temper Trantrums, how to help your child.
Bully resources for students and parents,(book titles and websites).
Provides great websites to help children study!
Want to build responsibility in your child. Give them chores around the house.
Great article about children needing a lot of sleep to be successful at school.
This document gives parents ideas on how to encourage responsibility in their children.
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