Tag: Confidence

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 one another. When you walk into another family’s house, there is typically a …

Elements of a Confident Kid…Artistic

– exhibiting sensitivity Art – the creation of works of beauty or other special significance – the exercise of human skill – imaginative skill as applied to representations of the natural world or figments of the imagination Being artistic is a human desire, one we all possess by virtue of the fact that we want …

Elements of a Confident Kid…Balanced Positive Thinking

  Positive – good or useful – hopeful or optimistic 1 About Balanced Positive Thinking: It seems there is much debate about whether positive thinking actually leads to or deters from happiness and success. So positive thinking must be clearly defined. Advocates confirm that it can lead to positive health outcomes, skill development and goal …

Setting Up for Homework Success

 I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso “I am not doing my homework. No way!” said E. If you have school-age children, certainly a similar refrain has been asserted in your household – possibly on numerous occasions and maybe even …

Elements of a Confident Kid… Belief in Self

/be – lef/ : a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing. : a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true.1 About a belief in self: Confident kids believe in their ability to learn and achieve whatever goal they …

What’s in a Name? Teaching Children the Art of Introductions

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. – Chinese Proverb It’s been said that the sound of our own name can be magical. It’s often true and particularly so for a child. I remember the principal saying “Hello Jenny.” to me in the school hallway. And I was in awe. …

Cultivating a Sense of Competence

How can the sun always be on fire? Where does the fire come from? asks E, my five year old son. I don’t know, I say. Good question. Papa Dave will know. He’s tall so he knows everything, asserts E. –          Conversation at our house last week At all ages and stages, kids admire and …

A Fork in the Road

  Your children are not your children They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.  –          Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923 Parenting in the year 2013 is a great balancing act. We know that the fear …

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