Practicing Mindfulness in Family Life The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and… Read More
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
New Year’s Resolutions – The Quality of the Little Things by Confident Parents, Confident Kids Author, Jennifer Miller is this week’s feature blog article on the NBC Education Nation Parent Toolkit site. Here’s how it begins… I would like to think that the ending… Read More
The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and robins join the chickadees. Pale… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Awareness, Body awareness, Breath awareness, Empathy, Environmental awareness, Focus on learning, Mindfulness, Presence, Responsible decision-making, Self control, Sensory awareness, Stress reduction, Thought awareness
Your focus is your reality. – Yoda, Star Wars I, The Phantom Menace As I entered the final stretch before Christmas, I paused, amidst my color coded lists of menu planning, decorating, present wrapping, gift creating, house cleaning and broken toy mending…. Read More
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