Tag: Courage

Parents, Kids and Bullying Behaviors – What Can We Do?

Have you taught your children how to respond to bullying behaviors? Their response can mean the difference between stopping the aggression or escalating it. And what if they are a witness? Will they know how to be an upstander? There are also ways we can teach our kids to resist social pressures and not become …

Parents, Kids and Bullying Behaviors – What Can We Do?

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. -Elie Weisel “You’re a horrible person,” was what I heard and deeply felt though I cannot recall the exact words that delivered this final crushing blow. It had come after a series of unconsidered and callous jabs and was …

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 out of the ashes, better than ever. On the part of the listener, …

“Made by Raffi”: A Story of a Kid Who’s Different

At some point, every child will experience the feeling of being different. From hobby interests to gender identity, some children will have a more intense experience of not being like the rest. And all children encounter others who are different. How will they view those contrasts? Will they be able to see the unique richness …

Elements of a Confident Kid… Sincerity

– honesty of mind :  freedom from hypocrisy1 About Sincerity: Who “To be or not to be? That is the question.” Though Shakespeare questioned the choice of existence, the question of our authenticity may be just as important and fundamental. Psychologists have made numerous distinctions over the years attempting to define our sense of self. …

How Do You Live a Life with Heart?

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson As I work with E to diligently write the names of each of his class members on Valentine cards to celebrate the holiday this Friday, it raises a larger question. How am I …

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