Tag: Gratefulness

Monkey Mind at Bedtime, Reflecting on Children’s Thinking

“I just can’t go to sleep!” E said summoning me well after our nightly bedtime ritual had taken place. When I guided him back to bed, he layed down and flopped his feet up in the air with his body in a… Read More

Around the World, We Celebrate Light – The 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 homes with evergreen; They burned… Read More

On the Ashoka Changemaker Education Series – “How Can We Help Children Develop Gratitude?”

Thanks Ashoka Changemaker Education for sharing my article on Medium! Check it out… How can we help children develop gratitude? If you worry and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings. –… Read More

“Promoting a Spirit of Gratefulness in Kids…” on NBC’s Parent Toolkit

Check out my article “Promoting a Spirit of Gratefulness in Kids – A Tale of Two Letters” on today’s NBC Parent Toolkit Blog. It recounts an experience with my own son, relates it to the research on raising grateful kids and offers… 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

Around the World, We Celebrate Light – Solstice Traditions

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 homes with evergreen; They burned… Read More

A Rush of Gratitude

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy I came into the bathroom this morning a little foggy-eyed to put on my makeup… Read More

Prepare for Thanksgiving: How to Raise Thankful Kids

Thanksgiving is a reflective holiday in which we not only enjoy the bounty of the harvest but reflect on our appreciation with family and friends. Why not take this opportunity to reflect on how you can raise grateful kids and cultivate a… Read More

Healthy Relationships: The Cornerstone of Gratefulness

“You have brought yummy treats! You are so nice to share. But me, I have nothing. My cupboards are bare!” Mouse squeaks, “Don’t fret. There’s enough, dear Bear. You don’t need any food, you have stories to share!” His friends hug him… Read More

Mark Your Calendar! Attitude of Gratitude: How to Raise Thankful Kids

Join Amy McCready, Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and Jennifer Miller, author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids for the NBC Education Nation sponsored Twitter Chat entitled “Attitude of Gratitude: How to Raise Thankful Kids.” Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. EST, follow the twitter feed… Read More