Learning about the Winter Solstice… So the shortest day came, and the year died, And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their… Read More
Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on or a motivating factor to act upon. – Denis Waitley It’s not unusual for our family’s thoughts and conversations to turn to those who… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Appreciating the past, Belonging, Connectedness, Contribution, Critical thinking skills, Exploring Ancestry with Kids, Family history, Gratitude, Grit, Persistance, Stories from the Past, Thanksgiving
Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy… – The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein When my son E turned seven in September, we hosted a party with all of his friends at our local park. I created a… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Compassion, Connectedness, forgiveness, Judgements, Kindness, Living legacy, Presence, Random acts of kindness, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Random Acts of Kindness week, reparation, Self-compassion, Shel Silverstein, Similarities, The Giving Tree
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… Read More
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. – Anthony Robbins Have you ever worked for an organization in which you called your work colleagues friends or “family”? I have had that great fortune… Read More
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