Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard I walked out of my front door, hot tea in hand and a light jacket, on the first sunny, balmy 55 degree day signaling the beginning of Spring. I took a breath of… Read More
Extracurricular activities – whether before school or after school or in the community – are implicitly optional. They are, as the word implies – “extra” – in addition to school. As a parent, the choices can be freeing and helpful or confusing and challenging… Read More
Giving your Children the Chance to Contribute to One of the Busiest Times of the Year Family life is typically busy with school, extracurriculars, parents’ work demands and more. But add a series of holidays to the already busy schedule and the… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Cooperation, Emotional needs, Interactive modeling, Kids holiday helpers, Motivation, Open-ended questions, Parents and kids and holiday stress, Postive behaviors, Promoting helping behaviors, Promoting responsibility, Social and Emotional Skills
– noticing others or environmental needs, feeling empathy and desiring a role in contributing to their or its well-being. About being service minded A service-minded person is both self and socially aware. She must know her own strengths and limitations. She sees… Read More
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Children, Chores, Contribution to home, Cooperation, Family chores, Interactive modeling, Modeling, Problem solving, Responsibility, Self awareness, Service, Service minded, service mindedness, Social and Emotional Skills, Social awareness, Teaching, Trusting connections
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. – Elie Weisel Our busy lives require that we move quickly from one activity to the next with our children. Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast,… Read More
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