Extracurricular activities – whether before school or after school or in the community – are implicitly optional. They are, as the word implies – “extra” – in addition to school. As a parent, the choices can be freeing and helpful or confusing and challenging… Read More
Giving your Children the Chance to Contribute to One of the Busiest Times of the Year Family life is typically busy with school, extracurriculars, parents’ work demands and more. But add a series of holidays to the already busy schedule and the… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Cooperation, Emotional needs, Interactive modeling, Kids holiday helpers, Motivation, Open-ended questions, Parents and kids and holiday stress, Postive behaviors, Promoting helping behaviors, Promoting responsibility, Social and Emotional Skills
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… Read More
– 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
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Children, Chores, Contribution to home, Cooperation, Family chores, Interactive modeling, Modeling, Problem solving, Responsibility, Self awareness, Service, Service minded, service mindedness, Social and Emotional Skills, Social awareness, Teaching, Trusting connections
Confident Parents, Confident Kids author Jennifer Miller has written the first blog article for a brand new video game being developed by gaming pioneer Trip Hawkins (founder of Electronic Arts) and Chief Learning Officer and Co-founder Jessica Berlinski formerly of GameDesk and Character Counts…. Read More
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