Tag: Healthy relationships

On NBC’s Parent Toolkit – “One More Cupcake?…Promoting Self-Control through the Ages”

Whether you are concerned about preparing your children for school readiness, academic achievement, or success later in life, the learned skill of self-control will play a central role. Check out my latest article on specific, simple ways parents can promote self-control at various ages and stages. Here’s how it begins… One More Cupcake?…Promoting Self-Control through …

Family Guidelines for Fighting Fair

After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up to his bedroom and slam the door. As I knocked and entered his room, his face was red and wet with tears. “What happened?” I asked. “Jonathan (E’s cousin) wouldn’t listen to me,” E sputtered between sobs. “I was mad and he …

Your Story

If you read this blog, then you already know that cultivating social and emotional skills in our kids is not a luxury but an essential for preparing caring, confident and contributing adults. We can only learn and improve as parents through this dialogue if we share our stories. So I am hoping you might share …

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 …

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 tight. “It will be all right!” And the bear says, “Thanks!” – Bear …