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Courtney Burns

Mrs. Burns serves as Director of Middle School Counseling at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School in Las Vegas, NV.

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Esther the Comfort Queen Part 1

Posted by Courtney Burns on Jan 9, 2018 5:31:00 AM

We are so pleased to introduce the newest member of the Faith Family - Esther!  Esther is a two month old Goldendoodle.  She will begin working full time at Faith during the 2018-2019 school year but will be a regular visitor to campus during this training year.  I’d like to take a moment to share more information about Esther, how she was “hired”, and what her role at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School will look like.

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Topics: high school, middle school, anxiety, culture, identity, Christian school, counseling, trauma, ptsd, shooting, lasvegas, education

Homework-How Much is Too Much?

Posted by Courtney Burns on Dec 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As a parent, the most frequent point of contention I have with my teen and tween is homework.  As a school counselor, it is a frequent concern voiced by parents.  Homework can quickly become a power struggle, turning kitchen tables into battlefields and consuming family time in the evenings.  While there is no easy rule for how many minutes of homework a child “should” have each night, and some nights will have more homework than others, there are ways to help ease the burden.

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Topics: homework, time management, advice, middle school, counseling, organization

What Happens Next?  Helping Your Kids Through Last Week’s Tragedy

Posted by Courtney Burns on Oct 9, 2017 1:33:14 PM

 Adults have spent the last week helping children process the events of October 1st.  As life slowly begins to return to what will be the new normal in Vegas, many are left wondering what conversations are left. How will we know if our kids are showing signs of trauma?  As a mother, the wife of a first responder, and a counselor at Faith Lutheran, I have guided many discussions this week and understand the work that still lies before us as we all recover. Much of that work will continue with you.

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Topics: advice, high school, anxiety, Christian school, transition, counseling, trauma, ptsd, shooting

Digital Teenagers-Part 1

Posted by Courtney Burns on Sep 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Raising digital teenagers is hard work especially when today’s parents did not grow up with the internet. As a school counselor and a mom, I often hear that this leaves parents feeling they are ill equipped to cross the bridge between their experiences and the digital childhood of their offspring. We live in an age of sexting, frightening online challenges, cyberbullying, and digital footprints which can follow middle schoolers to college. Less dramatic is the typical struggle over amount of screen time and how that time is spent. All of this leaves adults veering wildly between over-policing children or giving up supervision altogether. The question remains; how can we keep our kids educated and safe?

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Topics: high school, middle school, counseling, social media, parenting, digital teenagers, cyber bullying, online safety, sexting, teens, relationships

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