Citizen Kid

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What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.…

Girl Leadership’s Twitter Chat on Pixar’s “Inside Out” at #HowDoYouFeel

I am excited to join in a conversation about emotions incited by the new Pixar movie, “Inside Out.” This chat, organized by Girl Leadership, includes participants from Common Sense Media, Ruler – the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Encourage Play and more…. Read More

Thinking Before and After Acting; New Article in Smart Parents Series

Check out the latest article by Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ author, Jennifer Miller helping parents prepare their children for responsible decision making by practicing thinking before they act and reflecting afterward on choices made. It was written in partnership with Roger Weissberg of the… Read More

Summer Reading

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That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong. ― F. Scott Fitzgerald When I was growing…

Coaching as a Tool for Raising a Confident Kid

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin Coaching can be a powerful way to help our children become more self-aware while understanding their thoughts and feelings and how they impact their behavior choices…. Read More

A Wish for Mother’s Day

My wish for Mother’s Day is that every Mom have an empathetic confidante who lends a listening ear. The sense of shared understanding and ability to be cared for and loved no matter what can help us all rise like a phoenix… Read More

Your Story

If you read this blog, then you already know that cultivating social and emotional skills in our kids is not a luxury but an essential for preparing caring, confident and contributing adults. We can only learn and improve as parents through this… Read More

“A Win for Everyone: Collaborative Games” on NBC Parent Toolkit

Check out “A Win for Everyone: Collaborative Games” by Jennifer Miller, author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids on the NBC Education Nation’s Parent Toolkit blog. The article includes numerous cooperative game ideas for you to introduce to your kids whether its in… Read More

Sharing Picture Books to Make Meaning

The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms. – Muriel Rukeyser Rabbits and owls happen to be two of E’s favorite animals so when we read a story about a friendship between them, we were both eager for the tale. The… Read More

Elements of a Confident Kid…Kindness

: of a sympathetic or helpful nature 1 About Kindness It is said that at the root of kindness is compassion. Compassion has to do simultaneously with how we feel about and care for ourselves and how we feel about and care for… Read More