Tag: Service

Parents as Servant Leaders

“It is high time the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.” – Albert Einstein Most leaders acquire their power from the choice of their social group to elevate individuals to that level. However, parents, by the very… Read More

What’s Your Goal To Be Greater?

Check out NBC Parent Toolkit’s Goal To Be Greater campaign this back-to-school season! You can watch a short video of me and my eight-year-old son discussing our goal. There are also goals from The Honorable Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Kate Snow of… Read More

Citizen Kid

Originally posted on confident parents confident kids:
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.…

Elements of a Confident Kid… Service Minded

– 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

Involving Kids in Service at Home and at School – A Podcast Interview with Rachel Choquette Kemper

This week I hope you’ll listen to Confident Parents, Confident Kids‘ very first podcast interview (20 minutes in length). The winter holiday season seems a perfect time to discuss giving and service. My guest, Rachel Choquette Kemper, M.Ed., in addition to being my longtime… 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

Elements of a Confident Kid… Being Helpful

helpful /help-fel/ making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem willing to help other people1 About Being Helpful and Being Helped: The ability to help others requires self-awareness and social awareness. The helper must identify ways in which he… Read More

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… Read More

Simple Ways to Honor the Value of Service and Martin Luther King, Jr.

  I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King, Jr. What… Read More

Citizen Kid

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. — Nelson Mandela “How’s my little buddy… Read More