Silent Reading Party

After our May Silent Reading Party, the brave souls who attended our inaugural event said they were unsure how the event worked but curiosity got the best of them and they decided to attend. They suggested a step-by-step guide for those who didn’t attend. Happily, we agreed and created this handy “Silent Reading Party Survival Guide.” We hope it helps.

  • First, invite friends, family, and/or fellow book club members to come with you. New things like this are always easier with friends.
  • Bring a good book with you. Two hours is a long time to spend reading something you hate.
  • Arrive about 15 minutes before the event begins to claim your seat.
  • When you walk in, you will notice music is playing. Until it stops, we invite you to talk and socialize.
  • A few minutes before 6, we will invite you to grab some coffee, water, and a fabulous treat.
  • Take a seat.
  • The music will stop.
  • We will briefly talk about KYFS and our early learning program, as well as our literacy efforts.
  • Soft, reading music will begin to play.
  • Sit quietly and read in uninterrupted silence for two hours. No kids, no phones, no distractions. Just you and a good book.
  • The music will end and you free to go about your day.

See you on 7/27, 6 PM, Sweet Themes Bakery!

Worthy of Love

A 13-year old client, who we will call Lyle, began coming to therapy due to behavioral problems at school and home. He reported having no joy in participating in any activities with other people and felt as if there was no one in his life he could trust. He really seemed to dislike people, and according to him, people disliked him. He was soon diagnosed with depression and given therapy goals around balancing his negative core beliefs using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques.

Using a CBT approach, Lyle discovered certain beliefs he holds about himself impact how he feels and how he views himself, as well as others. He realized he was telling himself he was unlovable and not worthy of respect. As a result, he lost interest in gaining approval from others and acted out in a way that would reinforce these thoughts.
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Proud of Him

Luis reported feeling anxious, stressed, frustrated, and easily irritated when he first came to KYFS for counseling. He told his counselor that he had been fighting with his parents since starting high school. Many of the arguments stemmed from the fact that Luis’ grades had dropped and his parents threatened to send him to live with his grandparents if he didn’t improve. He said this made his stress and anxiety worse.

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